Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chap Goh Mei

Today is the last day of Chinese New Year of year 2010 which is also the last day of the month of February. FYI, Chap Goh Mei is the Valentine's Day for the chinese people. Single youngsters throw oranges to the sea on this day in hope to get their partner soon. I believe this tradition is still practiced up to this very day. Have you done it before? :)

Four years ago during my days in Labuan Matriculation College, me and my friends purposely when to a supermarket to get some oranges to throw to the sea. Unfortunately, those good oranges were all sold out leaving all the ALMOST ROTTEN and ROTTEN oranges for sale. We had to handpick the best one among those stinky oranges for the fun of throwing the oranges. Though we were not eating those oranges, it was still pretty disgusting pretty disgusting to hold those oranges. Heeeee... The cashier back then must be thinking that we are stupid and crazy people for buying those oranges yang buruk. Oh well. Regardless of everything, it was still fun!! We are keeping the tradition going, though those who threw the oranges were not all chinese! :P

Yesterday, mum told me to go "lau sang" with my friends. "Lau sang" is the proses of mixing all the ingredients in "yee sang" which looks somethings like the picture below. According to Mr. Wikipedia, Yusheng , yee sang or yuu sahng also known as lo hei (Cantonese) is a Teochew-style raw fish salad. It usually consists of strips of raw fish (most commonly salmon), mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Yusheng literally means "raw fish" but since "fish (鱼)" is commonly conflated with its homophone "abundance (余)", Yúshēng (鱼生) is interpreted as a homophone for Yúshēng (余升) meaning an increase in abundance. Therefore, yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor.

BUT I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO FIND THIS THING LEHHHH!!! Who wants to go hunting for this with me? Jom kita gaul-menggaul!! :D By the way, Happy Chap Goh Mei everyone!! Go throw oranges, parit ka, longkang ka, or perhaps river ka if you can find any.

Will blog bout my CNY celebration at home when I am free.Last day of February already. Time flies. Damnit!! Uhhhh.... Tik tok tik tok tik tok~~ >.<"

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