Thursday, February 17, 2011

Chap Goh Meh and the lasses

Come this evening, and you will hear the splashing sound of mandarin oranges falling into the rivers or sea. Why? It's Chap Goh Mei or literally the 15th night of the Lunar New Year. On this day, unmarried girls will throw mandarin oranges into the river in the hope of gettingn good husbands, as is the general belief among the Chinese.

Nowadays, the girls will write down their mobile phone numbers on the oranges, hoping that those who pick them up will call to strike up friendship which is hoped to develop into love, leading to marriage. Hence Chap Goh Mei is also considered the equivalent of Valentine's Day.

I hope all single girls will find their life-partners after Chap Goh Mei having done the necessary customarily.

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