Kung Hey Fat Choy! (Happy Chinese New Year!)

by Joey deVilla on January 26, 2009

Before I forget, let me wish you all a happy Chinese New Year! This year, it’s the Year of the Ox, so it’s only fitting that I post a picture of him:

Black and white photo of Jon "The Ox" Enwistle of the Who in their earlier days
Jon "The Ox" Entwistle, bassist for The Who.

For more on the Year of the Ox and Chinese astrology, this article at SFGate.com should help get you started.

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chiamattt January 26, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Hey! What’s up with this “Chinese New Year” shit? It is Lunar New Year. Do Koreans celebrate Chinese New Year? No. They celebrate Lunar New Year.

You recently wrote an entry about that CP24 guy saying “Jewish consulate” instead of “Israeli consulate”. A blogger in one of the world’s most multicultural cities should know better. No?

Joey deVilla January 26, 2009 at 11:30 pm

chiamattt: The reasons I refer to it as Chinese New Year:

  • It’s the commonly accepted name in both my adopted country, Canada, and my native country, the Philippines. It’s as valid as the usage of “Lunar New Year” in Korea.
  • The celebration is of Chinese origin. Other Asian countries picked it up through trade with the Chinese.
  • “Lunar New Year” is too vague — there are other New Years based on a lunar calendar, such as the Jewish Rosh Hashanah.

I normally blast dickish comments out of existence or edit the dickishness out of them, but since you’re a pal, I’ll let it slide this once.

Saehae bok manhi badeuseyo / 새해 복 많이 받으세요.

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