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Old 02-18-2007, 01:02 AM   #1
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Happy Chinese New Year!

Yep, it's finally the year of the pig

We Vietnamese call it the Têt Festival and it's quite a celebration back in the motherland.

In fact, it's a holiday for most eastern Asian countries.

It's customary in my culture to wish to people good fortune for the New Year.

So I wish all the denizens of the Ahto Spaceport Cantina a year full of prosperity, health and that everything goes right for you. If you're still in school, I wish you good grades and if you're working, I wish you to get a promotion.


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Old 02-18-2007, 01:23 AM   #2
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I'm not Chinese and I don't celebrate this version of New Year, but Happy New Chinese Year.
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Old 02-18-2007, 01:28 AM   #3
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The year of the Pig, eh? What was last year?
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Old 02-18-2007, 02:18 AM   #4
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Happy new year everyone!


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Old 02-18-2007, 02:24 AM   #5
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The year of the Pig, eh? What was last year?
I believe it was the year of teh Dawg Dog. I'm a Metal Sheep by Chinese astrology.

Happy Year of the Pig, everyone!


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Old 02-18-2007, 04:50 AM   #6
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Happy piggy year! Luckily i'm a rooster...


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Old 02-18-2007, 06:09 AM   #7
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Happy Year O' The Pig!


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Old 02-18-2007, 09:53 AM   #8
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Happy year of t3h Pig, everyone

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...And I'm Solid Snake according to the Chinese astrology

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Old 02-18-2007, 01:56 PM   #9
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Yep, it's finally the year of the pig
DANGIT LIAYD, It's your fault I need a diet! grrrrrr


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Old 02-18-2007, 02:16 PM   #10
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Being in B.C. it's socially expected I celebrate Chinese New Year (1/3 of the population here is Chinese or of Chinese descent), so everyone have a happy New Year! *Fires fireworks into the air*


Let's kill ourselves.
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Old 02-18-2007, 02:17 PM   #11
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And i'm Dawg Ztalker and Sabre.

Anyways, Happy Piggish Year! From what i've heard on radio, it's going to be a lucky year, a good year to have babies but not one to marry.

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Old 02-18-2007, 02:32 PM   #12
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Yeah happy new year...

For me I'm a dragon in China Anthology...and I'm proud of it.




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Old 02-18-2007, 03:01 PM   #13
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Being in B.C. it's socially expected I celebrate Chinese New Year (1/3 of the population here is Chinese or of Chinese descent), so everyone have a happy New Year! *Fires fireworks into the air*
1/3? Wasn't it 90% :P?

It's a good year to have babies because they believe they will be rich. In eastern Asian culture, during your entire life, you take care of your parents and when you retire your children take care of you. They want their kids to be rich when they retire for obvious reasons


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Old 02-18-2007, 05:15 PM   #14
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Happy Chinese New Year!!!

It's the Year of the Pig (or Boar as some choose to call it)
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It's a good year to have babies because they believe they will be rich.
Sounds good to me! Now if I could just find a woman to bear my children... Hmmm... I'm gonna have to move quick if I'm gonna make it happen this year. I don't want to have to wait another 12 years.
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Old 02-18-2007, 05:45 PM   #15
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I was born during the year of the Horse....

Hey, I bet all the 'oriental' people at my school are celebrating this day. Since the whole top floor of our school is overrun by them.

Anyway, Happy Chinese New Year!! XD


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Old 02-18-2007, 07:36 PM   #16
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1/3? Wasn't it 90% :P?
That's after you add in the Indians and Koreans.


Let's kill ourselves.
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:51 PM   #17
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What's the best year to have babies in? Ya know for like all-round generally not-sucking kids?


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Old 02-19-2007, 12:05 AM   #18
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Happy New Year!
I'm a Horse. No jokes about 'horsing around'....

Our kids had a 'Chinese New Year' celebration at their school on Friday. They had a dragon go to all the classrooms and they formed a parade around the school. Everyone brought canned goods and such as 'gifts', and the food was all donated to the local food shelter.


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Old 02-19-2007, 04:41 AM   #19
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Gung Hee Fut Choy... I'm chinese, but is that even how to spell it??.... meh


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Old 02-19-2007, 06:57 AM   #20
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Happy new year... though I'm a little late.


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Old 02-19-2007, 08:52 AM   #21
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Gung Hee Fut Choy... I'm chinese, but is that even how to spell it??.... meh
Is that in Cantonese or Mandarin? Looks like it's Cantonese to me.

I don't know Cantonese but in Mandarin it depends on what pinyinization system you use. In Hanyu pinyinization it's Gung Xi Fa Cai.

Of course if you know the characters then it makes things much easier since the written language is all the same.
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Our kids had a 'Chinese New Year' celebration at their school on Friday. They had a dragon go to all the classrooms and they formed a parade around the school. Everyone brought canned goods and such as 'gifts', and the food was all donated to the local food shelter.
That's cool! I don't remember ever doing anything for Chinese New Year when I was in K-12. I went to the biggest Chinese Cultural Center in my metropolitan area and was greeted with good performances by mostly non-Chinese people. That was surprising but I guess there are a lot of Americans that get into Chinese culture.
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:03 AM   #22
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I guess there are a lot of Americans that get into Chinese culture.
Or they just want their women.


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Old 02-19-2007, 03:37 PM   #23
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Hey none of that.
I like the Chinese New Year and I wish our Asian friends a prosperous year. This Saturday, a group of my friends in the anthropology dept. are going to Chinatown in L.A. to see the Golden Dragon Parade. Lots of fun ahead.

This is my dad's year. He was born in the year of the Pig. I wonder how compatibility issues work out since my mother is a Hare. I'm a water Rat and my brother is a dragon hmm...

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Or they just want their women.
Damn strait!


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Old 02-20-2007, 01:21 AM   #25
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Take em. I like white girls anyway.

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Old 02-23-2007, 12:44 PM   #26
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Well, since I'm a pig, I should have a good year.


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