Happy Chinese New Year

I was searching through my old photos and found a picture of a rabbit that I took at Wat Lao Buddhavong last year. Today is Chinese New Year, I wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year…Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Taken on July 3, 2010 at Wat Lao Buddhavong

It is the year of the white Rabbit, some say that you may pin hopes on your sense of intuition. But don’t be impatient or be in harry, in 2011 year of the Rabbit without concentration you will fail. It’s also predicted that this will be a placid year, very much welcomed and needed after the ferocious year of the Tiger. We should go off to some quiet spot to lick our wounds and get some rest after all the battles of the previous year. That’s what I felt like last year, and hope that this year is not a calm before the storm, but truly a better year.  To read more about the year of the Rabbit.

I went back and looked through some more old photos and found a few of Lee taking with the same rabbit.

Photo taken July 2, 2008 at Wat Lao Buddhavong
Photo taken July 2, 2008 at Wat Lao Buddhavong


    • Thanks Dallas, I learned a Vietnamese phrase today. Chúc mừng năm mới to you and your family, a good health and much happiness. 🙂

    • Thanks seeharhed, and Gung Hay Fat Choy to you. I’m kind of like the state of CA at the moment, very few red envelopes this year and only for the little ones. 🙂

  1. I love the rabbit and I love the last photo of Lee looking so darned cute. Gung Hay Fat Choy, Nye. May your wish for a placid year come true, starting this very minute.

    • Thanks lady0fdarkness, second New Year celebration for me and pretty soon we’ll all be celebrating a Lao New Year. Children grow up so fast these days.

    • Thanks salalao, and Kong He Fatt Choi to you and your family. I wish the year of the white Rabbit brings your families good health, happiness and prosperity. 🙂

  2. Great photos as always, especially those of Lee. She’s an excellent model.
    I was born in the year of the rabbit. Do you think that might be why I’m a vegetarian?

    All the best, Boonie

    • Hi Boonie, I think it explains the fact that you are articulate, talented, and have excellent taste which you often stressed on your blog posts. 🙂

  3. Happy Year of the Rabbit to you and the family!

    Is the White Rabbit handmade by someone from the temple? The first photos looks like paper mache, but the others look like it’s plastic. I also see that someone left sticky rice balls on it’s head.

    Also love the photo of Lee, it’s precious – especially her expression. 🙂

    • Cambree, thanks and same to you and your family.

      There’s a statue for each animal sign and I believe someone from the temple made it. The Rabbit statue is very heavy and sturdy, I think it’s like a cement mixed. The sticky rice was left from the morning Alms giving where those that were born on that year left the little rice ball on it’s head. Lee sat on all the animals. 🙂

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