Year of the Rooster

Lots of red lanterns suspended from the ceiling of a shopping mall.

Gong Xi Fa Cai! To wish in Mandarin.
Means a Happy Chinese New Year.
The Rooster struts in.
As the Monkey swings out.

A lantern decoration at a shopping mall.

Red, the tradition for good luck.
To receive red Ang Pow – $ in red packets.
Of red lanterns strung up.
In malls, homes and lining the streets.

The yee sang ready to be tossed.
After tossing the yee sang. Looks so delicious. I am ready to eat.

The traditional Yee Sang toss.
With chopsticks we toss-up the Yee Sang.
With wishes for health, prosperity.
For happiness, peace and all things good.

The Rooster with the Phoenix in the background decorating a shopping mall.

So many cultures; so many festivals.
Of different races; of different religions.
Chinese New Year now;  coming up is Thaipusam.
I am indeed fortunate; surrounded with such richness.

By C.E. Pereira


Author: cepcarol

I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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