Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chinese New Year Celebrations 2011

This year is the year of the Rabbit. The Chinese zodiac is represented by 12 animal signs and the Rabbit year is the 4th animal sign in this cycle. It always starts with Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and lastly Pig.

I am in the 12 animal sign: “The Pig is an innocent, sweet and lovable personality. They can also be quite melancholy and over-sensitive. The Pig loves the company of others, and adores parties, gossip and chit chat. They are highly intelligent, but prefer to keep this side of their nature under wraps. The Pig does not care that much for money, but is one of the zodiac signs that is very lucky.” Sounds ok to me. =D

What is yours then? If you wish to know more about the Chinese zodiac forecast and predictions of your life, love and fortune… click here!

Ok, since this year we’ve decided to stay in Melbourne instead of flying back to Malaysia for the celebration, we went to Chinatown to experience the Melbournian CNY culture (年初三). They have some events going on such as Lion Dance and Dragon parade, Chinese street food stalls, stage performance, Chinese handicrafts and etc.

I’ll just let the pictures do the talking. Enjoy yo!



After strolled around the Chinatown, we settled ourselves at this Malaysian restaurant for our lunch. Hmm… nothing special about the food. It was just ordinary.

The following week (初十一), we’ve been invited by a bunch of Malaysian friends to Glen Waverley for a gathering lunch. Before the lunch, we wandered around to enjoy the lion dance and the dragon parade AGAIN here.

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was giving a speech in Mandarin! =D

Me n' Enri

My baby brother is here for 2 months!!!

Oops sorry, can't remember the name for those dishes but I can tell you that they were delicious! ^-^

… and lastly a group photo of everyone! Here it is, this is how I celebrated my CNY 2011 in Melbourne! =)


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