Thursday, February 17, 2011

Chap Goh Meh

Today (17/2/2011) is Chap Goh Meh, the 15th or the last day of CNY. It is the Chinese's  equivalent of valentine's day.

This year's valentine's day celebration was spoiled for most Malaysians when self-appointed moral police like Pas went around preaching and distributing leaflets warning Muslims and others against celebrating valentine's day as unislamic and likely to lead to committing sins and the local islamic authorities' arrests of some one hundred muslim couples for allegedly committing khalwat or close proximity.

In Penang, the Chap Goh Meh will be celebrated by unmarried youths and young people throwing oranges into the sea in the belief that this will help them find their future partner.

As a compromise, we decided to celebrate both valentine's day and chap goh meh by tossing yee sang and having some makan-makan (food) with some friends yesterday.

Today, we will probably go out for dinner in the evening and watch the moon.

月亮的月光








Tossing Yee Sang To Celebrate Valentine's Day And Chap Goh Meh

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 干杯 (Cheers!)

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