Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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Sunday, February 6, 2011
A condiment and staple for Asian cuisine... can't do without SRIRACHA sauce in my pho and now eveyone is talking about it for the Superbowl and wings!
Definitely try it instead of ketchup.... read on!
Happy Sunday AND Happy Lunar New Year!
Chuc Mung Nam Moi!
Gung Hey Fat Choi!
Friday, February 4, 2011
Toronto, Ontario Chinese New Year CelebrationsThe Metro Toronto Convention Center features several shows by the Divine Performing Arts. The city that has around five Chinatowns celebrates in their own way that includes traditional Lion and Dragon dance. While, you are in the city during the festival, you can also walk around the city or plan for bicycle tours around the Chinatown region of the city.
Ottawa, Ontario Chinese New Year CelebrationsGrand celebrations marking the festival are also held at the city hosted by Divine Performing Arts. Generally, celebrations relating to the myths and legends of the Classical Chinese dance and music are featured here. The Ottawa National Arts Centre also hosts shows focusing on the Chinese New Year celebrations. The performance by the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra is also a major highlight of the festivity.
Calgary, Alberta Chinese New Year CelebrationsThe city of Calgary features a three-day celebration organized by the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre. The show ends with a grand performance of the traditional lion and dragon dance.
Montreal, Quebec Chinese New Year Celebrations
Performances of Chinese folk songs and dances marks the festivity of Chinese New Year in Montreal along with other events like, parades and food festivals.
Vancouver, British Columbia Chinese New Year CelebrationsThe Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden hosts a range of celebrations. Parades are the major highlight of the festival.
According to Chinese tradition, the Rabbit brings a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves. It is a time for negotiation. Don't try to force issues, because if you do you will ultimately fail. To gain the greatest benefits from this time, focus on home, family, security, diplomacy, and your relationships with women and children. Make it a goal to create a safe, peaceful lifestyle, so you will be able to calmly deal with any problem that may arise.
Not many people know that the Rabbit is the symbol of the Moon, while the Peacock is the symbol of the Sun, and that together, these two animal signs signify the start of day and night, represent the Yin and Yang of life. It is said that anyone making supplications for wishes to be fulfilled are certain to get what they want... and in the Year of the Rabbit, the wish-granting aspect of the Sun and the Moon combined is multiplied. The Moon is YIN and this is the Yin of Heaven, signifying magic. Thus on each of the Full Moon nights of this year, go out into your garden to gaze into the Full Moon and visualize plenty of Moon dust and Moon glow flowing into you, filling your whole body with bright white light and granting you fearlessness, love and courage. This will not only strengthen your inner "Chi" energy, it will also bring wisdom into your life.