Light your torch and wave it for the lunar event tomorrow with the full 17-minute-long video for Duran Duran's New Moon On Monday (Part 1
, Part 2
posted by hippybear
on Jan 22, 2012 -
Nian Nian You Yu
("nyen nyen yo yew
- translates to "Have abundance every year" or phonetically as "Year Year Got Fish." Tomorrow evening, over a billion people will be celebrating Lunar New Year's Eve with a Reunion
. This involves family members coming together and for many, the ideal menu
includes eating braised shark's fin soup. This is a perfect time to regale your friends and family with shark
and horror stories
. True you mother won't appreciate when you point out to Auntie Mei how how around 100 million sharks are caught worldwide every year
mostly just for their fins, or that actually the dish is tasteless and people
are just ordering it to show
off their wealth
. But surely it's better than one day having to say "Year Year Got No Fish."
posted by missbossy
on Feb 7, 2005 -
Happy New Year!
While you're having some Dim Sum and King Cake at your parish Pancake Supper, remember to celebrate the Year of the Black Horse and get those fireworks set off before Lent begins! Oh, my. Now my head is swimming... have to go lie down.
posted by dwivian
on Feb 12, 2002 -
'Chinese' New Year news fest
The generally wonderful Guardian Weblog has a special page of hard-hitting Chinese news links in honor of Lunar New Year beginning Jan. 24. (Commonly called Chinese New Year, but the Vietnamese celebrate it, too.) These include a link to a Foreign Affairs discussion
of the Tiananmen Papers, believed to be internal Chinese documents about the Tiananmen Square events of 1989. (Earlier MeFi linkage of a Tiananmen Papers article can be found here.
posted by jhiggy
on Jan 23, 2001 -