Monday, January 25, 2010

My World - Year of Golden Tiger

Sign of new Spring - faux plum blossoms suddenly blossom in Chinatown.

The beginning of the new lunar year falls on 14 February 2010 (yea Valentine's Day) and Chinese celebrate for 15 days because it takes that long for the new moon to become full moon. And we do that by visiting the clan, whoever is related to us, uncles cousins etc etc. And we bestow luck in the form of red packets with money inside. Although lots of people abandon tradition and go for a short haul holiday.

According to Chinese geomancy, there is an incredible shortage of water element energy in the charts which means you need to create your own springtime combination by having a Dragon image in your home to combine with the Tiger and Rabbit; and to adorn yourself with water by wearing blues and blacks and blue jewels and you need like a water feature in your home, I think in the East. I'm repeating advice from the doyenne of geomany Lilian Too.

The tiger carrier of mandarin oranges is kinda cute isn't it?


  1. Lovely captures and a very interesting post! Thanks for the info and the beauty! Hope you have a great week, Irene!


  2. 15 days of celebrations, what fun!
    Have a great time. :)

  3. i love the plum blossums, i guess its going to be a lucky year afterall especially in singapore, love your city

  4. I was just asking my husband when the chinese new year would begin, thanks for answering my question.

    I guess it would be a double celebration on Feb 14 this year then.

  5. I definitely will drop by in Chinatown soon, not to shop but to shoot with a camera.

  6. A must to see here!
    The bloom is beautiful!

    Have a great week Irene.

  7. What a great tradition and it last 15 days. That must be fun. Interesting post about the year of the Tiger and I love the flowering tree. Very pretty.

  8. didn't realise the mandarin orange carrier was of the shape of a tiger - pretty creative!


Great to see you ~Irene