Sunday, February 1, 2009

Photohunt: Furry (Happy Chinese New Year!)



This one's suppose to be a dragon. Ok, so a real one would probably not be this furry.


This is a "lang sai", used for the lion dance. Yeah yeah, less furry than it should be.

I know this is a late Chinese New Year entry (the lunar new year started last Monday), but I already decided to used this photos for this purpose and was to lazy to think of a different one for the new year hehe... Anyhow, these 2 are common sights during a Chinese New Year celebration. They usually dance around entertaining the shopkeepers and half-scaring the children who would scream in delight. The culmination of their dance of course is when they are reaching for the red packet (which contains money). Back in Chinatown, the shopkeepers would usually place these packets and on the highest part of their ceiling to make it difficult to retrieve... but the lang sai never fails to get it.

Anyhow, I promise to post better photos next year as I intend to go to chinatown to document it then. Happy Chinese New Year again! :)


9 comments:

PowersTwinB said...

Happy New Years to you! I think the interpretation is great! My photo hunt is up, please come and visit soon

Nicole said...

These are lovely!
I like to see different cultures!

~*Connie*~ said...

how absolutely beautiful!

Aileni said...

We have had a very broad spectrum of beasts for this round - I think you wrap it up nicely.

> Vanny < said...

happy chinese new year!
love the way they celebrate their tradition. :)

7thstranger said...

happy cny to you too! the head of the second dragon looks furry enough... haha :)

Marites said...

belated Happy Chinese New Year:) It's always fun seeing dragon and lion dance.

Biker Betty said...

I love your furry photos. They are both so neat!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

宝茹 said...

Never fails to scare the children but still they're screaming in delight...

One of those proofs that people like to be scared silly.

Happy CNY! :-D