View Full Version : Happy New Year - The Year of Horse

02-12-2002, 12:10 PM
To all,

Gung Hai Faat Choi & Sil Sil Nim Tao !!

02-12-2002, 01:26 PM
Happy New Year!!!!


02-13-2002, 01:38 AM
Gung Hay Fat Choy
To you and your family, both kung fu and personal.

02-13-2002, 05:17 PM
Thank you! The same to you and your family...

Hum... Right thoughts: To care for others, to be sympathetic and understanding... world peace!!!

02-14-2002, 08:34 AM
"yeah right "world peace"?lolololololol 2canchu"
* And a happy Chinese new years to you as well.
Not that us silly gwilo folks would understand it or anything:p

02-15-2002, 08:30 PM
Who do you train Wing Chun with, in Ottawa?

01-23-2014, 10:02 AM
Chinese New Year is JAN 31, 2014

Say hello to Chunyun, the chaotic mass migration that happens every Chinese New Year (http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/01/24/say-hello-to-chunyun-the-chaotic-mass-migration-that-happens-every-chinese-new-year/)
Philip Kendall 56 minutes ago


Remember that old schoolyard fable warning that, if all the people in China – for some reason simultaneously going mad and deciding to destroy both themselves and the entire planet – were to jump up and down at the exact same moment, the earth would be thrown out of its orbit? Well, apologies to anyone who has been monitoring the situation since they heard this doomsday prophecy, but it’s total nonsense. If you were to map the movement of the population of China over the coming week, however, you would indeed see something that really is quite spectacular.

Known as Chunyun, the weeks immediately before and after Chinese New year (which falls on January 31 this year) are recognised as the period during which the world’s largest human migration occurs. An estimated 3.6 billion trips will be made across various parts of China in the coming weeks as families return to their homes to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another. And that means a lot of traffic jams, very cramped train journeys, and a people sleeping wherever they may lay their head.

Chunyun, also known as the “Spring Festival” travel season, usually begins around 15 days before Chinese New Year. In accordance with tradition and the belief that beginning the new year with one’s family is of vital importance, billions of people pack into cars, buses and trains for long-haul journeys home.

For those on a budget, however, that often means forgoing comfort for the sake of simply getting where they need to be, resulting in some seriously cramped conditions as shown in the following photos shared today by Japan’s Toychan Net.

▼ All aboard…


▼ The sleeeepy traaaain~


Good luck to everyone in China who’s just trying to get home this coming week!

David Jamieson
01-23-2014, 01:22 PM
Let the mass migrations begin.
It's like thanksgiving in America, but with 3x the traffic!

Moving away to work sucks donkey balls.
When it becomes a cultural norm, what the heck?

Jiddu Krishnamurti was right.

Enjoy your time with your family. :)

01-23-2014, 03:44 PM
That free for all mentality is insane. I'm the guy who would be using the thip from the inside. 'the **** outta here with that. :p

I remember taking the train to work back in the day and it would be standing room only and you would always have those *******s who rock out the whole spread, taking three seats with the laptop set up and all that. Or those most considerate individuals that line up all nice and orderly then when the train gets in they bumrush the door, not letting people off.

Was it here where somebody posted that video of the idiot holding the train doors open and some cat kicked them out of the doorway and on to the platform? Awesome.

I like order. I'm the guy who will only walk up the right side of a staircase. Anything less is just uncivilized. :(

01-26-2014, 08:10 PM
Happy New Years. We Just finished our first Dragon Dance. Check out more pics here. (http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/01/26/chinese-new-year-bash-aids-calgarys-chinatown-recover-from-devastating-flood)



01-27-2014, 11:30 AM
Happy New Year r.(shaolin). Always nice seeing a post from ya. :)

David Jamieson
01-28-2014, 07:40 AM
Saturday. Jan 31 2014.

You people and your month long new years celebrations. It's just confusing for everyone else out there. lol :p

01-29-2014, 09:29 AM
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. :p

Here are our Kung Fu Horoscopes for 2014 (http://www.kungfumagazine.com/info/horoscope/index.php).

Here's our Year of the Horse 2014 T-shirt too (http://www.martialartsmart.com/95-2014t.html).

01-30-2014, 09:50 AM

Wait, where did all that percussion and extra instrumentation come from? :rolleyes:

01-31-2014, 11:53 AM
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Luv the pic below...

London Eye lit red, gold for Chinese New Year (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/culture/2014-01/31/c_133086140.htm)
English.news.cn 2014-01-31 07:44:40
Lion performance is seen near the London Eye lit red to celebrate Chinese Year of the Horse in London, Britain, on Jan. 30, 2014. (Xinhua/Yin Gang)

LONDON, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- London Eye, the landmark of London City, for the frist time transformed its usual blue lights into red and gold on Thursday evening to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, which falls on Jan. 31.

In a cold drizzle, people stopped by the giant Ferries whell on the South Bank of the River Thames. Among them are many Chinese who came to witness the change of lights for the Spring Festival celebrations.

Before the lights turned into red, several performances including singing, martial art and lion dance were held under the Eye.

A team with ten children from the Risley Avenue Primary School, who wore the vibrant red coat with gold circle patterns, sang Chinese traditional song Happy New Year (Xinnianhao) for the audiences at the scene.

"The children did very well," said Robert Singh, head teacher of the school, especially given that "Teachers taught them the song just one week ago." He said kids at his school are multinational and share multi-culture.

"We appreciate the Chinese traditional culture...we'd like to make more people respect Chinese culture by singing the song on the eve of the Chinese New Year," said Robert.

Jiang Tao, executive director of the National Young Cultural Ambassador Activities, on Thursday led his about 60-strong children performance team from Beijing to London Eye to sing a song and entered the capsule of the Eye.

They were invited to give Beijing opera performances in London in the following days for the Chinese New Year's celebration.

Jiang, who is spending his first Spring Festival outside the Chinese mainland, said he was much impressed by the richness of celebrations for the Chinese New Year in London's Chinatown, which has been decorated with red lanterns and colorful banners.

"I'm so proud and excited to see that the London Eye changed the color for the Chinese New Year in particular, which will also inspire the young players in my team," he said.

Qiao Bang, a young Taiwanese who is studying in London, visited the London Eye with his girlfriend on Thursday, and was stunned by the beauty of the lights.

"I miss festival meals at my home in Taiwan so much, which usually includes many fish and chips," said Qiao, adding that Chinese students in his university would have a small celebrating party for the Spring Festival.

A series of activities, including the New Year's Parade, performances such as acrobatics, traditional dances and a gravity-defying lion dance on high poles, will be held in West End, Chinatown and Trafalgar Square for festival celebration.

02-03-2014, 10:07 AM

02-04-2014, 01:13 PM
This Year Of The Horse Sounds Better Already (http://beijingcream.com/2014/02/this-year-of-the-horse-sounds-better-already/)

By Anthony Tao February 1, 2014 12:16 pm

BBC uses a slightly different Chinese zodiac.

This sounds best when spoken in a proper British accent.

02-05-2014, 10:08 AM
fortunately, there's redundancy on the interwebs...;)

Chinese New Year: BBC subtitle blunder reads 'Welcome to the year of the *****s' (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/chinese-new-year-bbc-blunder-welcome-to-the-year-of-the-*****s-9102117.html)

BBC News' subtitle system got lost in translation, declaring this the year of the *****s rather than year of the horse during its Chinese New Year coverage
Tomas Jivanda

Sunday 02 February 2014

Friday saw the start of the Chinese new year, with this being the year of the horse.

Unfortunately the BBC News subtitle system didn’t understand the memo quite right, and instead declared this the "year of the *****s", much to the embarrassment of the channel.

“Welcome to the year of the *****s. People around the globe celebrate,” read the subtitles.

Noticing the blunder, a number of eagle eyed viewers were able to quickly grab a screenshot and post it on Twitter.
Chinese New Year 2014: Year of the Horse predictions

@tirnaog09 wrote: “Happy Chinese New Year, according to BBC Subtitles it should be an interesting one! :-)”

@Bobie_Bobzy added: “Happy New year of the #*****s from the #BBC. Bullé!”

This isn’t the first time the BBC’s subtitles have had somewhat of a malfunction, the Archbishop of Canterbury has been referred to as the “Arch ***** of Canterbury”, while during coverage of the Queen Mother’s funeral there was a call for “a moment’s violence”.

02-05-2014, 11:38 AM

02-10-2014, 10:05 AM
I thought this was just Mr. Creosote.

Woman's stomach 'explodes' after eating too much over New Year holiday (http://shanghaiist.com/2014/02/09/woman-stomach-explodes-overeating.php)


A 58-year-old woman reportedly had her stomach removed after it 'exploded' from overeating and drinking too much booze during the Spring Festival, the web portal Modern Express reported this week.

On February 6, the story of a patient who experienced a "stomach explosion" from eating too much over the holiday began circulating across social media. Seeing as unfounded rumors floating around Weibo have a tendency of taking off on news media platforms, ahem, reporters looked into the story and found that, in fact, hospitals see some 12 cases like this per year.

According to a post by a nutritionist at the Beijing Friendship Hospital, the middle-aged woman was sent to a hospital in Suzhou, Jiangsu province an hour after she experienced severe abdominal swelling due to overeating, and was diagnosed with gastrectasia.

During her operation, gases containing ethyl alcohol burst from the patient's stomach and came in contact with the surgeon's electrical surgical knife, reportedly causing a fire, according to the post.

Wang Hao, a chief physician at the Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital in Jiangsu province explained to reporters that while it's not necessarily a "stomach explosion", his hospital encounters one or two cases of extreme gastric dilatation or perforation every year.

Wang added that for the stomach to catch on fire is a possibility, but very rare. "There is a lot of alcohol in the stomach, and the surgery was done with an electric knife. For a fire to occur is not impossible, but this is rare," he said.

"Normally, people will stop eating when they feel full. However, drinking alcohol during a rich meal can make people ignore their body's signals, and they eat too much," he said.

The 58-year-old woman had her stomach removed entirely, but the doctor said if such a case is not promptly treated, it can easily lead to death.

02-17-2014, 09:37 AM
I didn't make it out this year sadly.

'Terracotta Warriors' march on 'San Francisco Chinese New Year's Parade 2014' (http://www.examiner.com/review/terra-cotta-warriors-march-on-san-francisco-chinese-new-year-s-parade-2014)
San Francisco Chinese New Year's Parade
February 15, 2014

The annual 'San Francisco Chinese New Year's Parade 2014' celebrating the 'Lunar New Year' trotted through the streets of the city to Chinatown on Feb 15. This is the "Year of the Horse", the seventh of all the animals of the Chinese zodiac, and those born during this year are considered energetic, optimistic, charming and wise.

The history of this spectacular parade hails from the Gold Rush when over 50,000 Chinese came to California. Since the 1860's, Chinese Americans have held an annual parade in Chinatown, San Francisco, on Grant and Kearny.

One of the front entourages was the Tat Wong Kung Fu Academy dressed as the ancient "Terracotta Warriors", a wise choice since the burial site of first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang from 210–209 BC, included warriors and horses protecting him in his voyage to the underworld.

Mayor of San Francisco Ed Lee took the opportunity to light up 50,000 firecrackers at the parade start, which descended into a protective steel cage, not the first time exploding bamboo was lit during the parade route.

One of the film related entourages were the young warrior comrades of "Mulan", the heroine in the Walt Disney animated 1998 film who chose a fast horse to get away as quickly as possible. The film was set during the Han dynasty in China.

There were plenty of dragons, of course, including a 150 ft one rode by the San Francisco Police Department. Another 110 ft dragon was mounted by Yau Kung Moon school, a southern Shaolin Kung Fu system based in San Francisco.

Parade delegates included the San Francisco Hung Sing Lion Club, the oldest Chinese martial arts club in the USA for over 100 years. The Shaolin Temple USA was also a respected addition to the parade, the first official North American branch of the world famous Songshan Shaolin Temple in the Henan Province of China. Headquarters are in San Francisco. This was the original Shaolin Temple established in 495 AD and the birthplace of Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhism and Shaolin Kung Fu.

This year's Parade Marshall Major Kurt Chew-Een Lee was the first regular U.S. Marine Corps officer, and the first of Asian descent. Lee earned the Navy Cross under fire in Korea in September 1950, serving in the 1st Battalion 7th Marines. Lee was seated next to Rep Pete McCloskey in a chauffeured automobile, who has just returned from a military reunion in North Korea.

Recognizable corporate sponsors featured horse themes. Chinese immersion schools included Wah Mei, the first Chinese-English bilingual preschool in San Francisco established in 1974, and Alice Fong Yu , the first Chinese immersion K-8 public school in the USA. This year's Alice Fong Yu students painted the murals for one of the floats featuring huge handmade horses.

Several marching bands were featured, as in other parades, including one playing Kurt Cobain’s "Smells like Teen Spirit"; the title of the song came from Kathleen Hanna who wrote the slogan on Cobain’s wall. There were also quite a few colossal 'money gods' roaming the streets of San Francisco.

Two major goodbyes are the tradition of each San Francisco Chinese New Year's Parade, the largest Chinese New Year's Parade outside Asia and one of the top ten parades of the world: the retirement of Miss Chinatown USA, and for 2013, Karen Li from Houston Texas, now Harvard bound - and goodbye to the "Year of the Snake".

The evening's finale was the breathtaking luminous presence of the fiery red and gold 268 ft long "Golden Dragon", symbol of the Emperor - the son of heaven, power and vitality.

Gung Hay Fat Choy to the "Year of the Horse".

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04-18-2014, 07:51 AM
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05-05-2014, 12:25 PM
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