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Old 2012-01-23, 07:17   Link #221
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Happy Lunar New Year to All.

May the year of the dragon bring you luck and prosperity.


(And a loli for those inclined towards it)

(...I prefer MILFs)
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Old 2012-01-23, 07:51   Link #222
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I love watching that TV program they put together every year. It's full of funny-ass skits.

Spent my new years watching that with relatives and hand making dumplings and wonton. And a lotta chinese liquor. : )

And then spent 4 hours on the phone with my parents.

Anyone here born on a dragon year?
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Old 2012-01-23, 07:57   Link #223
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Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year! I really wish I were at home and not at college right now... I want me some dumplings!

I feel that "Asian New Year" was a poorly drawn attempt at being politically correct while being completely ignorant of the lunar calendar.
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Old 2012-01-23, 08:29   Link #224
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Seconded. It should be Chinese/Lunar New Year.
Chinese is also wrong.....Lunar is the accurate one.
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Old 2012-01-23, 09:04   Link #225
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^But the Chinese are mostly the only ones to celebrate Lunar New Year. The Japanese changed their calendar to Gregorian.
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Old 2012-01-23, 09:18   Link #226
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And here's an interesting trend regarding "Chinatowns".

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Our whole "chinatown" is quietly moving as a chunk to a "suburban" part of town. The funny thing is now that the trend is almost inevitable, the city is just now trying to spruce up the old one.
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Old 2012-01-23, 13:05   Link #227
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I miss being in extremely crowded places :'(

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/01...of-the-dragon/
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Old 2012-01-23, 13:17   Link #228
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Happy new year, i guess.
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Old 2012-01-25, 12:38   Link #229
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A Chinese New Year history i didn't know.

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Old 2012-01-25, 13:13   Link #230
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...谁庆祝新年快乐!
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Old 2012-01-25, 21:39   Link #231
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^But the Chinese are mostly the only ones to celebrate Lunar New Year. The Japanese changed their calendar to Gregorian.
Chinese are not the only ones to celebrate this. The Vietnamese, Tibetans, Mongols and Koreans do so as well
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Old 2012-01-25, 22:07   Link #232
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Chinese are not the only ones to celebrate this. The Vietnamese, Tibetans, Mongols and Koreans do so as well
Yeah, but they fall on different dates. The last being in March this year.
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Old 2012-01-25, 22:21   Link #233
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yeah, but they fall on different dates. The last being in march this year.
The date of Seolnal (Korean Lunar New Year) that I found on Wiki, don't see any March in there. This year it was Jan 23.
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Old 2012-01-25, 22:42   Link #234
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Happy Chinese New Year, or what ever the politically correct way is of saying it.
heck, I'll just stick to 明けましておめでとう!

I am in japan, waiting for China and the rest of Asia to come out of their holidays....
The more international a business gets, the more holidays you encounter, and you start thinking maybe you can spend most of the year on a holiday if you knew where to be at the right time.

December was useless because of Xmas and Thanks givining in US.
January, the Japanese were not available for the new years.
Mid Jan to Feb, the Chinese are gone....
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Old 2012-01-25, 23:57   Link #235
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The date of Seolnal (Korean Lunar New Year) that I found on Wiki, don't see any March in there. This year it was Jan 23.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Losar

And yeah, my mistake. Last one is in Febuary.

For more luna-tic celebrations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_New_Year
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Old 2012-01-26, 01:48   Link #236
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happy chinese new year all... may the year of dragon bring you great fortune!

new around town strolling around for some distractions from my current problems...

best wishes from the middle of a desert, pleased to meet you ;]
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Old 2012-01-27, 05:59   Link #237
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Happy Lunar New Year ! However, because I am not under Asian origins (even though I'm a Japan/Asia fan) only people under chinese/korean/japanese origins in my country can celebrate it.
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Old 2012-01-27, 08:48   Link #238
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Yeah, but they fall on different dates. The last being in March this year.
Vietnamese celebrate lunar new year at the same time as chinese, i know because i'm living in VN. in Vietnam, it called "Tết" which have no english equivalent but often translated as "Lunar new year"
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Old 2012-01-27, 12:01   Link #239
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Vietnamese celebrate lunar new year at the same time as chinese, i know because i'm living in VN. in Vietnam, it called "Tết" which have no english equivalent but often translated as "Lunar new year"
Wait, i recognize that word. Is it anyway related to the Tet Offensive?
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Old 2012-01-27, 13:08   Link #240
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Wait, i recognize that word. Is it anyway related to the Tet Offensive?
Yes, Tet offensive was carried out around the lunar new year.
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