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    Default Gung Hay Fat Choy

    To all of my friends who celebrate the lunar New Year, I wish you all happiness and prosperity in this Year of the Goat.


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    That's a great image, Scrawler!
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    Default Re: Gung Hay Fat Choy

    Gung Hay Fat Choy to you too

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    I had to look Gung Hay Fat Choy up on Bing, now I know what it means, I remember when I used to import clothing from China I always had to allow four weeks down time in deliveries at Chinese New Year as the factories found that staff went back home to the provinces and filtered back slowly, if they came back at all! So Gung Hay Fat Choy to all who celebrate it.

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    USPS stamps available this month--many of my outgoing InCo bearing these stamps!
    "Nolo esse salus sine vobis ...” —St. Augustine

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    When I lived in China I saw entire cities emptied out for 2 weeks, and everyone went by train, bus and bicycle to their villages to celebrate with their families. in 1996 I was standing on a walkway bridge over a 6 lane wide road down the center of the city and there was only one single solitary lady on a bicycle to be seen on the road. This in a place where normally no matter the time of day, in whichever direction you looked, there were 20,000 people to be seen. I consider myself very lucky that I can celebrate both according to the western calendar and the lunar calendar. There is an interesting blending of culture taking place, such that in parts of Canada they now combine the Scottish Robert Burns night with a Chinese New Year celebration, which they call Gung Haggis Fat Choy.

    http://www.insidevancouver.ca/2015/0...fat-choy-2015/

    This is how multiculturalism should work.

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    *bows to scrawler* Gung Hay Fat Choy

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    新年快乐! - Happy New Lunar Year! I wish I was in Hong Kong at this time of the year.
    Last edited by RuiFromUK; February 19th, 2015 at 01:19 AM.

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    Reviving a 5 year old thread with: The Year of The Rat 2020



    Or at least that's how I pictured a rat as an imaginary soldier in ancient China...
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    Default Re: Gung Hay Fat Choy

    I will write what I wrote last time: Gung Hay Fat Choy to you too
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    Fred, that's a very nice stamp. Lovely.
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