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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sorta Chinese New Year Blogpost

Hi everyone. Today is the 10th day of the Lunar New Year (a.k.a. Chinese New Year. I think Koreans celebrate the Lunar New Year too but I am not entirely sure) so I hope it's not too late to wish you all. Happy Lunar New Year and have an amazing year of the Dragon. 


I originally wanted to dedicate a post to Chinese New Year tradition but it's really nothing very exciting, for my family at least. We just dress up and sit around, eat, entertain guests, eat, visit family, eat... You get the idea. 


Instead I decided to show you guys something I anticipate most each year: decorations. Shopping malls are generally very festive during the Chinese New Year period and I am going to show you guys my absolute favourite (and the one I deemed the most blog-worthy). This post was kinda impromptu, I was browsing through photos on my phone and thought it might be interesting. 


Tadahhhhh~~~ This was in Pavillion Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur. To be honest I kinda went there just to see the decorations because everyone was raving about how great it was. And it was truly majestic.

It was five-storey high and it kinda looked like the Dragon was staring straight at you when you walk in from the main entrance. 


On top of that, there is also the United Buddy Bear Exhibition here as well (These bears are quite the superstar, they have been on tour since 2002 promoting peace and harmony). 


"We have to get to know each other better ...
... it makes us understand one another better,
trust each other more, and live together more 
peacefully."

I really like exhibitions even though I would have enjoyed it more if it were indoors. The weather was hot and stuffy (as usual, unless it's pouring down with rain). 


There's loads of them as you can see. I am going to show you my favourite ones.


Korea. I love the colour and the pattern. Plus this bear seemed to be sporting colour eyeliner that I am super into these days. Cute!! 

Liberty bear!! Obviously everyone knows which country this bear represents. 

Japan's bear. I think it's just so simple and elegant. Pure white with calligraphy and the rising sun.  

Ireland. I love his socks.


Respect for all life. The world will be a much better place if can learn to respect, understand and accept each other's differences.

Greece. This one stood out to me because it had a simple colour scheme. Plus I like blue.  

France. The detail on this one was incredible. I stared at it for the longest time mesmerized by the amazing details. 

Wanna guess which country this bear represents? The cigar was a massive hint.
 Yeap. It's Cuba.

 I love this one by Thailand. The bear was covered with letters. I thought this was really meaningful, sending messages out to the world with this bear. I wished I can understand what was written in the letters.

Netherlands bear. 

Myanmar. Simple but so beautiful. 

Luxembourg. I like art that utilises words in them so this one is definitely one of my top picks. And the colour of course.

 Love is universal. Love knows no age, nationality, religion or gender. Share some love everyone. 

Once again, HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR and I wish everyone good health and lots of happiness. I will work hard to achieve my dreams and I hope that all of your dreams will come true as well. 


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Until next time. xoxo

36 comments:

  1. wow, the dragon look so COOL!!! *w*
    I wish the best for you too in this new year! :D

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  2. That looks amazing!!!!!! i hope to go to KL some day!

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  3. wow these photos are amazing!
    the bears are so cool, and the dragon is also pretty awesome :)
    not sure if you speak chinese or cantonese, so i'll just say: gong hei phat choi and xin nian kuai le!
    xxx

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  4. oh my hilarious pictures!
    and i loved the Greek one 'cause I'm Greek too.Plus blue is my colour hihihi.. I'm following you,return love back?
    xo
    Anastasia

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  5. lovely pics.. chinese new year looks soo exciting.. and im following on twitter as Yolandaas.. hope this is ok.. love following bloggers on twitter :) x

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  6. The bears are amazing! I wish I could see them in person. I feel like I could spend hours looking at them!

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  7. OMG!!! that dragon decoration is fabulous!!! How cool!!

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  9. Aw wow, the bears are so cool, and that dragon in the mall is really impressive. Happy belated chinese new year! xo

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  10. thanks so much for your comment! these photos are great! and of course I wish you a happy new lunar year!
    xxx Anita

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  11. Oh my gosh that dragon is amazing and so stunning! I really love it, and the teddy bear exhibit is gorgeous! They need to bring this here so I can visit...

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  12. Omg.. the bears are so creative and adorable, and the dragon...!! Amazing.. I really felt Chinese new year from your post here. Great post! xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  13. I love this, I wish I could be there, Happy Chinese new year for you as well.

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  14. Such a great post!
    Those decorations are amazing! The dragon is spectacular!

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  15. Oh my God that dragon in the shopping centre is AMAZING!! There is nothing that extravagant for ANY occasion in Australia, that's for sure!!

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  16. wow these are just too cool!! i love the dragon and the greece bear, because that blue is amazing :) also thanks for your sweet comment!!

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  17. Thanks so much for your lovely comment :) ♥
    Yeah I'm loving it, too. It's sooo pigmented and totally worth it's price, right? :)
    I'm wearing it everyday now :)

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  18. I love the bears!! So cool :) and you look lovely

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  19. Happy dragon year sweety...!!

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  20. Photos are amazing Maybe we can follow each other? Don't forget like me on Facebook! Kisses :*

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  21. Wow that dragon is so awesome and the bears are adorable :)

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  22. so cool :) love all photos!

    your newest follower Michelle
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  23. thank you for the super cute comment! & nice pictures, I like them :)

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  24. Woah, these pictures are so fun! That dragon is amazing!


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  25. OMG! That dragon decoration is incredible! Amazing!!!
    xxx
    S
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  26. I love those bears! ;) We had those bears here in Finland one year ago!! (:

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    xx Luna

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  27. PS. Awarded you the Liebster blog award ! Yay :)

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  28. wow the dragon decoration looks incredible in the shopping centre, from all angles! all the bears look so beautiful too, I love how all of them are so unique. the Japan one is gorgeous- very minimalistic and clean-looking. happy (belated) lunar new year to you too hon! :)

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  29. so gorgeous!!! there are cows in the same way!!!!! love them!! These ones:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_yd7pV8wqu0M/TEkb3BDiENI/AAAAAAAABFM/_oUL9m_M6-w/s1600/vacas+pintadas+1.JPG

    xoxoxo

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  30. wow that dragon is awesome looking..one day i would like to spend chinese new yr in asia, i know it would be so diff spending it in Australia!

    The Ugly Moments

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  31. somehow i've seen these bears around too!!

    xx from hong kong :)
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