|SpicyIrv Family Dinner at Fei Chui, Kajang|
After my previous posting Finally a Piece of Home Town #Steamboat! Darn. Missing home now. Knowing how much my Luv not wanting to leave home. Makes me more wanting to stay back in Malaysia. No where feels more like home. However, reality is, lets be patient. We will be back soon!
|EsterLuv Family Dinner at Jaya33, PJ|
Chinese New Year have been a wonderful festival for chinese. Nothings better than getting together with friends and family for a great purpose. Celebration.
Well, i have always wondered how did Chinese New Year and the 12 Zodiacs came about. Due to the deep and long ancient history. There are many views. Here are the ones i found interesting. Lets share!
Chinese New Year History
|Dinner with Mates at Pantai Seafood, PJ|
At the night of New Year's Eve, the "Year" will come out and cause destruction. Humans lived in fear during those times.
As time passes, humans have started fighting back. Sooner they found that the "Year" fears the color red, fire, and loud sounds. No different from any land predator.
Therefore, people started posting red Dui Lian in front of their house as well as launching fireworks, and hanging lanterns at year end. This have slowly became a celebration as the "Year" have not returned due to fear. Happy Chinese New Year!
The 12 Zodiacs
|The Twelve Cute Zodiacs|
During those times, the cat and the rat were good friends. Just like old Tom and Jerry. When they heard of the news, the cat excitedly tell the rat: 'We should arrive early to sign up! but I usually get up late.' The rat then promised to wake up earlier and then wake the cat up.
Finally, the sun rises, when the rat got up, he was too excited to recall his promise, off he goes.. While rushing to the meeting point, the rat encountered many other huge animals.. like the tiger, ox, horse, and other animals. They are huge and fast. In order not to fall behind them, the rat thought up a good idea. He made the ox carry him on condition that he sang for the ox.
At last, the ox and the rat arrived first. The ox was happy thinking that he would be the first sign of the years, but the rat had already slid in front, and became the first lucky animal of the Chinese zodiac. Therefore, the ox doesnt like helping the rat anymore.
Meanwhile his neighbor the cat was too late so when it finally arrived, the selection was over!?! The cat was furiousss!
That's why other animals appeared behind the little rat and why the cat hates the rat so much that every time they meet, the cat will chase, catch, play and kill it.