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Ancient Speed Dating Is Painfully Slow

Create: 02/19/2017 - 11:52
Throwing Of Oranges

China didn't have Speed Dating organizers back in those days, I guess. I attended a Speed Dating event once. I wrote an article about my experience at the Speed Dating meet but forgotten where I published it. Will find it later.

That Chap Goh Meh night, girls were busy writing their Facebook user name, mobile number and age on a mandarin orange before throwing it into the lake. Hopefully, they used water proof marker pens. Heh. I always suspect the custom was invented by traders to sell unsold oranges.

Understanding The Chinese Psyche

Create: 01/28/2017 - 15:38
Huat Ah!

It is a Hokkien (Fujian dialect) term you will hear a lot during Chinese New Year. It goes with the Chinese obsession with prosperity and luck in the form of riches via a windfall. Chinese folks like to gamble, be it at home card games, on mahjong tables or at casinos. So "huat" is like a clarion call and a good luck greeting.