Tags: Animals, Chinese New Year, Culture, Design, Flowers, Uniquely Singapore
Itchyfingers paid a visit to the yearly Sentosa Flower Festival during Chinese New Year. Somehow we didn’t find this year’s flower variety exciting…many of them were the same kind…Last year, there were flower displays of the 12 zodiac animals (which we didn’t write about!). This year is the Dragon Year, so we were expecting to see a lot of majestic flower arrangements of the Dragon. There were a number of them, but not all were nice. I thought they didn’t make use of the space to make something really spectacular…
A pair of golden dragon next to the ugly elephant look-alike logo…hahah
The expression looked very comical…heee. Quite cute actually…
By the way, Longan has found a lovely home! 😀
Tags: Animals, Arts, Chinese New Year, Culture, Design
The little Bunny is finally taking its leave and we have the Big Brother Dragon rushing in very soon! For this auspicious year, Itchyfingers has challenged herself to make something completely different. After poring through various references for images of the Oriental Dragons, Itchyfingers finally completed this little Dragon in time to wish all our friends a very Happy Lunar Dragon New Year!
Meet Itchyfingers’ latest creation, Longan (龙眼) the Baby Dragon. Wishing all a happier and
healthier Year of the Majestic Dragon!
PS: Longan is available for adoption in our shop.
Tags: Animals, Arts, Chinese New Year, Culture, Design, History, Language, Packaging, Vietnam
As Chinese around the globe welcome the Bunny for the Year of the Rabbit, Vietnamese is purr-fectly happy being the odd one out. Why? Cos they are celebrating the Year of the CAT.
So, how did the Rabbit turn into a Cat?
It all began as a misunderstanding – The Chinese word for rabbit is 卯 (mao), which sounds like ‘meo’ in Vietnamese, meaning cat. So while others celebrate the Year of Rabbit, Vietnamese will celebrate the Year of Cat. Hahah…Apparently, the Vietnamese have no interest to change it now. Since most of Vietnamese people are farmers, they prefer the cats as they can kill rats that threaten their crops whereas rabbits are the ones who will eat the crops!
Haha…interesting right? A pity Itchyfingers are not in Vietnam now, cos it would be nice to see decoration of the cats all over the street. For Chinese who celebrate the Year of Rabbit, we have red packets with bunny design. So I guess for the Vietnamese, their choice of design will be the cat! 😀
Called Maneki Neko in Japanese, they are also known as the Lucky Cat,
Fortune Cat or Welcoming Cat…
Happy New Year to all!