07 February 2009

An Oxsome year indeed!

By Carrin

Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Gong Hey Fatt Choy!
Happy New Year!
 
It has been a really Oxsome lunar new year!
Oranges are everywhere in AirAsia office.

I had ‘Yee Sang’, several times with my fellow colleagues from different departments. ‘Yee Sang’ literally means “raw fish”. It consists of strips of raw fish, mixed with shredded vegetables, biscuit crunch and a variety of sauces, among other ingredients. ‘Yee sang’ is interpreted as a homophone, which is considered a symbol of prosperity, abundance and vigor.

How do we normally ‘loh (toss) yee sang’?

It is tossing the shredded ingrediants into the air with chopsticks. The elderly says that the higher you toss, the greater your fortunes!
Before…

Often, After…

Also, not forgetting the important chinese guardian performance,
the ‘Lion Dance’,
which brings in auspiciousness!

Above, a picture of my colleagues looking eagerly at the lion’s performance. Now, are you looking forward to the occasion of the first full moon of the Lunar New Year? ‘Chap Goh Meh’ which will be on the 9th February…