Monday, October 10, 2011

The Dragon Dance

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. Mine was really quite as it rained in Miami all weekend long non-stop... no worries because I kinda liked it because I was able to get a lot of things done inside my house.

Today I'm bringing you another card I received from another blogger for my birthday last month. Buckeroomama has the cutest blog where she features amazing images of everything that happens around her.
I love this postcard because it features the Chinese Lunar Year Dragon dance and coincidentally the dragon is my sign on the Chinese calendar. You may know this festivity as the Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival and it's celebrated by Chinese communities all over the world (Click HERE to learn more about it).


I found these New Year greeting on her blog and I wanted for all of you to have them as well because I just celebrated the beginning of a new year so they are quite appropriate:

身體健康 (shēn jiàn kāng) – May you be healthy.
年年有餘 (Nián nián yǒu yú) – May you have surpluses and bountiful harvests every year.
歲歲平安 (Suì suì píng ān) – May you have everlasting peace year after year.
新年進步 (Xin nián jìn bu) – Wishing you progress in the new year.  
生意興隆 (shēng lóng ) –Usually to shop owners.  May your business be successful. 
龍馬精神 (lóng mǎ jīng shén)- Wishing you the energy of a horse and the longevity of the dragon.
步步高升 (bù bù gāo shēng) – Usually to a colleague.  Wishing you advancement with every step.
萬事如意 (wàn shì rú yì) – May everything be as you wish.
心想事成 (xīn xiǎng shì chéng) - Similar to the above… May everything go according to your wishes.
笑口常開 (xiào kǒu cháng kāi) – One of my favorites:   May you always be smiling.

 Note: all images by Bockeroomama... beautiful!


Have a great week my friends filled with great things!!!   

37 comments:

  1. So cool, I like it!! Hope you have a great week xx

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  2. Lovely postcard! I love postcards because they always make me feel closer to the world!

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  3. WOW, TRULY AMAZING PLACE AND CULTURE, WILL LOVE TO VISIT CHINA ONE DAY, GLAD YOU HAD TIME TO CATCH UP WITH THINGS INDOOR!!!
    XXX

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  4. i would love to see this in person one day.

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  5. So glad that postcard reached you. My 4-year old was the one who picked out the postcard. :)

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  6. I also like May you always be smiling. I would love to have the energy of a horse and the longevity of the dragon though!
    I am going to China next week - this has me even more excited :)

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  7. Wonderful images. Such a great way to start the week.

    Have an amazing week
    xx

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  8. Really cool :) Have a great start to your week! xo

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  9. How beautiful - I loved Hong Kong when I visited years ago. I hope to return some day soon.

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  10. How neat! You have the best readers!

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  11. these are amazing documentary photographs !!
    lovely !


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  12. i love getting postcards. it seems like something people don't really do anymore, but it's so fun!

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  13. How fun that you have been receiving post cards during your birthday month! Its like a little gift from all over. xo

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  14. gorgeous post card! i love the chinese culture and i'm dragon too!! the best sign of the chinese zodiac!!
    xx ~ ks

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  15. great photos love the post card so awesome!

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  17. Love the post card! Happy Monday hun xx

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  18. Woah! That would be such an amazing sight to see!

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  19. awesome pictures!!! looked like a fun weekend =)

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  20. What an amazing postcard, and a glimpse into such a beautiful celebration! It's raining in SF and I'm absolutely loving it!

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  21. I'm sorry about all the rain! But as you said, it can be good for some things. I'm starting my work week today (Tuesday), it's so cold I don't want to leave the house. What a great post - Hong Kong is one of my favorite places, but I guess I'm a little bias seeing as I got married there!

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  22. Beautiful post card! And I loved reading the New Year greetings too :)

    Hope you had a great weekend!

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  23. How fun!! That's was sweet of her. And I love the pics and saying :)

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  24. This feature is so well done. The rich red of the fabric is so beautiful

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  25. I've been to Hong Kong this post brings back fond memories
    x
    Melissah from Scrapbook / Coastal Style

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  26. Great post! You are really getting some great cards. xo style, she wrote

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  27. I love Hong Kong (especially the food and shopping!)

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  28. Hong Kong is amazing place, and we went to stay with friends living there. I could not get over how hot it was in the month of July.
    The shops and restaurants are wonderful.
    The card is lovely as is the pictures you have shown.

    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  29. This is a great post, it is 10/10 which is the independence day of Taiwan today!

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  30. Thanks for sharing! I tend to go see family in HK around New Year time! We always have lots of superstitions, family gatherings, feasts and I'm gutted that I can't spend CNY with friends as I'm no longer in the UK.

    Here's my take on CNY! http://mybigfatgreekmove.blogspot.com/2011/02/seeing-red-into-chinese-new-year.html

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  31. Wow- stunning photos! Thank you for sharing this. xoxo

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  33. Uh, Buckaroomama needs to profit from her beautiful handrwiting. I'd pay to have her address my wedding invitations if I were getting married again!

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  34. this is soooo cool! i love that you got a postcard all the way from Hong Kong! how fun that you do this on your blog. it's such a great way to stir up conversation and teach us something new!

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