Monday, January 23, 2012

Eve of The Passing Year

The first blossom of plum flower is the harbinger of spring. Ice is melting, river is flowing, birds are singing, festival is coming. Like the colour of grass shoots coming out of the bank by the flowing river, the end of winter marks a new beginning of everything after a mirthless long cessation of life. This is the point where farmers in the mainland China would start sowing their fertile land, plant their crops in hoping for better life quality, longevity, happiness.

After the eve of the passing year passed and the clatters of greasy dishes washed by their women heard in the kitchen, in next morning the clouds vamoose in the sky like a time-lapse movie.

I, Sir Pok Deng, would like wish my Chinese readers, Gong Xi Fa Chai!


  1. What a beautiful way of wishing friends Happy Chinese New Year!

    Now why didn't I think of that...

    1. I wanted it to be educational since so many people in Malaysia have mistakenly reckoned that Chinese New Year is only celebrated by Buddhist Chinese. They do not know the history behind the celebration.

      This entry is the blog version of my Facebook post:

      Tahun Baru Cina dirayakan oleh orang Cina, tidak kira apa agama mereka. Sejarahnya, moyang mereka di Tanah Besar China bergembira untuk menyambut kedatangan musim bunga (spring) setelah musim sejuk berakhir. Ini menandakan bermulanya kehidupan baru dan aktiviti bercucuk tanam. Tradisi perayaan ini masih kekal hingga sekarang. Ia masih disambut oleh orang-orang Cina di seluruh dunia termasuk di Malaysia yang hanya dua musim ini (panas dan hujan). Saya sebagai orang yang mempunyai keluarga jauh di Kwantung, China (jurai arwah ayah), ingin mengucapkan Selamat Hari Raya Cina kepada semua kawan Cina saya. Oh ya, kami menyebut "Hari Raya Cina" di Terengganu. Gong Xi Fa Chai!!!

      I'm so glad you like it. I want all my posts published here beautiful. If they are not beautiful, buang terus. hahaha!

    2. So sweet of you.. :)

  2. sir pok deng what a nice wish from u for a chinese people for chinese new year

  3. Haven't you been away for far too long?