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lemontree
31 Jan 14,, 07:05
Kung Hei Fat Choy to all our Chinese Wabbits.
Since the good Colonel may not have many little ones to give out the red envelopes...I offer to accept all give give aways:biggrin:

sated buddha
31 Jan 14,, 08:23
Happy Chinese New Year guys! Have a great year ahead. Peace and prosperity. Health and happiness.

Doktor
31 Jan 14,, 08:50
Happy New Year! Hope you guys have stashed the envelopes.

LT, Don't hold your breath for the Colonel's collection. We don't want you disappointed.

DOR
31 Jan 14,, 10:11
過年好 !
新年快樂 !!
恭喜發財 !!!

Bigfella
31 Jan 14,, 10:24
Nothing says 'Happy Chinese New Year' like apples with Chinese characters on them. :biggrin: Happy New Year!!!!

35334

p.s. Feel free to translate them Chinese speakers. I'm planning on giving them to Chinese co-workers, so if they say 'Free Tibet' or 'Dumb White folks can't read Chinese' it would be useful to know. ;)

Oh, and Yeller, I know that you are Korean, so don't go mis-translating & assuming I'll think you guys are all just the same.:biggrin:

bigross86
31 Jan 14,, 12:36
Who you callin' fat?!?! :biggrin:

Happy new year, y'all!!!

dave lukins
31 Jan 14,, 13:18
农历新年

Albany Rifles
31 Jan 14,, 14:40
Chúc mừng năm mới!!!

Officer of Engineers
31 Jan 14,, 15:46
There's nothing gung hei about shelling out red bombs. $300 already disappearred from my pocket. Captain, what do you mean I don't have little ones?

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Officer of Engineers
01 Feb 14,, 16:42
I think I'm at a record low. $650 out thus far and if I can hide away from family and friends, ie stay on the farm. I just may luck out not having to shell out anymore.

Doktor
01 Feb 14,, 20:57
I think I'm at a record low. $650 out thus far and if I can hide away from family and friends, ie stay on the farm. I just may luck out not having to shell out anymore.

I think you had a better luck last year.

Except for the $200 I had to mail to my daughter, I'm at zero today. The first time ... since I was a bachelor.

lemontree
03 Feb 14,, 11:03
There's nothing gung hei about shelling out red bombs. $300 already disappearred from my pocket. Captain, what do you mean I don't have little ones?

Sir, I said many little ones, I do know you have two lovely daughters.

Officer of Engineers
04 Feb 14,, 06:32
Only one daughter ... and she's starting to date!

Officer of Engineers
04 Feb 14,, 06:33
I think you had a better luck last year.That was the first day. I'm averaging out. $1500 give or take $100.

lemontree
04 Feb 14,, 07:35
We dont have a big Chinese community in Mumbai as in Kolkata, so this city misses out on the festivities and good food.

sated buddha
04 Feb 14,, 13:38
We dont have a big Chinese community in Mumbai as in Kolkata, so this city misses out on the festivities and good food.

Early mornings in Chinatown with hot soup and dumplings on the footpath buddy. Happy memories. We used to stay in Bow Bazaar.

lemontree
05 Feb 14,, 05:45
I experienced Chinese culture with my ethnic Chinese class mate in Lucknow...learn't all the bad words from him in Chinese :biggrin:

tbm3fan
05 Feb 14,, 07:14
過年好 !
新年快樂 !!
恭喜發財 !!!

That looks a lot like how I feel some days.

Officer of Engineers
05 Feb 14,, 07:22
Hungover.

DOR
23 Feb 15,, 08:51
Is the yang a goat, sheep or ram? Tastes vary, but whatever the translation, this year is going to be interesting. Man-made vehicles will visit the far reaches of the solar system, including flying by Pluto and other chilly rocks. And, if all goes according to plan, an unmanned ship from China will land on our own moon.

Israel and Egypt (among many others) will hold presidential elections and the UK House of Commons is due for a reshuffle. In a welcome sign of optimism, Lithuania on January 1 became the 19th EU member to adopt the euro (10 others, including Monaco, Kosovo and Montenegro use the currency without being full members).

The last Year of the Yang saw SARS empty the streets of Hong Kong, and the one before that marked the end of Japan’s asset price bubble and the Soviet Union. Three cycles back, the US and China established diplomatic relations and 48 years ago was the famous Summer of Love.
The longer, 60 year Wood Yang cycle ushered in Scrabble, Kermit the Frog, McDonald’s, Disneyland, the Guinness Book of Records, and Parkinson’s Law (work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion). ASEAN’s precursor, the South-east Asia Treaty Organisation (SEATO) was founded. Among famous people celebrating a full cycle are Premier Li Keqiang (李克强), Nobel Laureate Mo Yan (莫言, or 管谟业) and Hong Kong's Chow Yun-fat (周潤發).

Bi-cycling in at 120 years are X-rays, HP Sauce and a patent on the automobile. Among the tri-cyclers are photography, and the City of Melbourne, established in 1835. Four cycles back, James Watt built the first steam engine and tea taxes lost their flavour in Boston (1775).

Looking ahead
What does 2015 hold in store? Global growth remains sluggish, particularly in Europe and increasingly in Japan. In the quarter century prior to the North Atlantic Financial Crisis, the US generated 27.7% of global growth, but it expected to produce only about 18% this year. China, which added 12% to the world’s GDP pre-crisis should contribute over 20%. Europe and Japan will see their share fall from more than 25% to barely 7.5%.
Germany, which accounts for about one-third of the Euro Zone’s total growth, will contribute less to the world total than either ASEAN or India. The latter drove global GDP faster than Germany in the ten years prior to the crisis, and is likely to continue to do so in this decade.


. . . and, don't forget the Lai See!

39256

lemontree
23 Feb 15,, 10:31
A belated Happy New Year of the Ram to all our Chinese wabbits.

Officer of Engineers
23 Feb 15,, 16:22
. . . and, don't forget the Lai See!

39256Damned relatives and kids found a way to my place.

DOR
24 Feb 15,, 02:30
Damned relatives and kids found a way to my place.

Did you run out of Claymores?

Officer of Engineers
24 Feb 15,, 03:33
I had better. I gave them lousy maps and wrong directions.

But they learned GPS.

DOR
09 Feb 16,, 09:29
For the first time in more than 30 years, I'm getting enough rest and feeling pretty solvent.

Yep, Chinese New Year in London is very different ... and much, much less expensive!

Hey, Col Yu, what was the fiscal hit this year?

Officer of Engineers
09 Feb 16,, 13:06
Hey, Col Yu, what was the fiscal hit this year?$4200. #1 Daughter is looking to live on her own. Never thought about putting a cheque in a red bomb before.

Albany Rifles
09 Feb 16,, 15:40
Belated best wishes!

Officer of Engineers
09 Feb 16,, 17:14
It's a week long celebration, so nothing belated. Thank you. Now, to hide from the rest of the relatives.

gunnut
09 Feb 16,, 20:55
For the first time in more than 30 years, I'm getting enough rest and feeling pretty solvent.

Yep, Chinese New Year in London is very different ... and much, much less expensive!

Hey, Col Yu, what was the fiscal hit this year?

You mean fewer red envelops to hand out? Or just in general all the stuff you have to buy for the new year?

Oh yeah, happy new year everyone!