Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Casa HK frocks up for Chinese New Year

Casa HK's foyer is starting to get decked out in its Chinese New Year finery:

You can thank my little friends at The New York Times for the following primer of plants you will see around the traps over the Hong Kong Chinese New Year: 
  • Mandarin Oranges: Large oranges with leaves attached are traditional house gifts for wishing good luck. A shrub of small oranges are believed to enhance goodwill, and in particular “fruitful” marriages.
  • Kumquats: These fruits are particularly popular as “kum” is Cantonese for gold.
  • Peonies: Their big, beautiful blossoms are believed to bring prosperity.
  • Peach Blossoms: For singles, this flower is believed to enhance romantic fortunes. Their fruit is also revered as a symbol of longevity.
  • Pussy Willow: Their multiple fluffy blossoms are believed to bring bountiful fortune.

  • Kung Hei Fat Choi! (may prosperity be with you!)


    Pseudo Tai Tai xx

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