Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Chinese Lanterns


Kung Hei Fat Choi! This is my chinese new year entry as we welcome the Year of the Earth Rat tomorrow. I remember the good ol' days when I used to stay at my mom's office in Chinatown, Manila. Every chinese new year they hang two red chinese envelopes with money (ang pao) and a piece of cabbage on their office ceiling and they would wait for the longest dragon dance group that would pass by and invite them in to dance for luck and take the ang pao. I remember the loud tune and sound of drums as the dragon would dance and act as if they are ready to prance on anyone. When I was 3 years old, I remember being frightened at those dragons because they seem very intimidating, but now I kind of miss seeing a dragon dance performance. It's been almost 5 or 6 years since I've seen one originating from Chinatown. The mood is just festive and their are fireworks, like January 1st all over again.

10 comments:

quintarantino said...

It's a nice photo and I just can´t believe you insist on calling them just amateur photos!
And a Happy New Year for you.

Lynnylu said...

We have a similar blog name. Mine is photo-per-diem. I enjoyed reading your posts.

dailyphotographer said...

@ quintarantino - hey quin, thanks for the compliment. i guess i just don't consider myself pro yet (not a DSLR user) happy new year!

@ lynnylu- thanks for visiting. I'll check out your blog. Actually the original title of my blog should be dailyphotography, but at the time the name was already taken.

Lawstude said...

I love the colors. Great pics.

uncleawang said...

Hi,
I enjoy viewing your blog & hope to get information on photography.I'm still very new to this world of DLSR toy & I'm still learning anyway have a nice day.

Pat said...

Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

Pat

Guelph Daily Photo, My Photos.

quintarantino said...

So, how are you?

elay said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you! I got something for you in my blog..here..: http://flygirl01.blogspot.com/2008/02/of-mice-and-memes.html.
go check it out! c'yah!

dailyphotographer said...

hi to all, thanks for droppin' by my blog.

@ lawstude - thanks!
@ uncleawang - i would love to have DSLR someday, but for now i guess i have to stick with my canon g6. it has served me ewll so far
@ pat - thanks!
@ quintarantino - never better, tnx
@ elay - thanks, will check it out!

Pat said...

Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely photos!

Pat

Guelph Daily Photo, My Photos.

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