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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Happy Chap Goh Meh!

The Chinese Valentine.Where boxes of perfectly good and yummy mandrain oranges goes to waste as el despo women throw them into lakes,rivers,seas,ponds,swimming pools and bathtubs with prayers of a handsome young lad. Where the happy pervy men prey on these hapless feminine souls who just want someone to buy the mandrain oranges for them next year,and the year after and after.

Why can't we just have a normal valentines day like the gwai lous where the girls are treated to the most commercialized and expensive event in which hallmark probably glean 50% of their yearly profit from? Instead, we cheena girls are encouraged to buy mandrain oranges by the truckloads like they are going out of fashion,scrawl name and number on each and every one of them and throw them into the water.Like...WtF??

To be fair,I quite like this perfectly quaint chinese practice.Legend has it (correct me someone please) that unmarried virgins are only allowed to go out of the house once a year for a parade amongst those horny hormone laced boys. Sort of like a comming-out ball that high society throws for their daughters that has come of age. If they see a pockmarked boy they like,these fair maidens are supposed to hand out mandrain oranges signifying their interest. And so it begins...

I have not actually throw any mandrain oranges before...and now I am disqualified from throwing them. Awww..Damn.But I remember last year one scrawny little pimply thing was at the PJ Lake (near where I used to live in KL)actually went on a sampan with a scooper net, and scooped up about a sampanfull of mandrain oranges...all scrawled with numbers and names. He apparetly doess this every year and hooks up with a few.Better than match.com, and its FREE! and the female to male ratio is a sampan-full of mandrain oranges that you can even sell at the pasar malam!

Okay,tradition and all is sweet,but in this day and age?

PS: It is 6.20am,and I am still up combating insomnia.It doesn't help that the mother in law is comming over for a spot check in 4 hours time and Bacon is really sick!

3 Comments:

Blogger mooiness said...

Man I love that tradition but I've only ever seen it drawn in Lat comics and described to me by my grandma.

Heh that guy with the scoop net - shit, he's on to something! I wonder why no one else has ever thought of that before. :)

2/12/2006 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous louyau said...

Where about are you now? Dont stop coming to my blog ler .... i will be very sad wor :(

2/12/2006 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger sourrain said...

Mooi: Yeah man..that guy is damn smart eh..

Louyau: im at leeds.Your blogs is like dangling a piece of raw meat in front of a starved dog, i.e. me..:((

2/13/2006 02:35:00 PM  

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