Thursday, February 07, 2008

CHINATOWN ON NEW YEAR'S EVE



















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posted by Señor Enrique at 8:30 AM


12 Comments:

Anonymous rhodora said...

Dapat daw may tikoy para maging malagkit at dumikit ang suwerte sa buong taon.

I don't really prepare for Chinese New Year, like buying 12 different kinds of fruits, tikoy, etc. The only tradition I have kept religiously through these years, for good luck, (as taught to me by a former Chinese co-teacher) is leaving seven coins by the doorstep before the clock strikes 12 midnight. In the morning, I keep them in my drawer, strictly not to be spent throughout the year.

February 07, 2008 9:35 AM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Lot of people shopping around!
Always colorful!

You are a full time photographer now!

February 07, 2008 12:10 PM  

Blogger Lawstude said...

Kung Hei Fat Choi Senor. Great photos as always.

February 07, 2008 3:16 PM  

Blogger luna miranda said...

I have 4 boxes of tikoy today from my Chinese suppliers. Kaya libre merienda namin mamaya.:D

Staff in our apparel division is rejoicing because their HK and China counterparts are on holiday. Walang mangungulit pag CNY. :)

February 07, 2008 3:20 PM  

Blogger reyd said...

Kiong Hee Huat Tsai !!!
农历新年 (Gong Xi fa Cai)

Happy chinese New Year to everyone!!!

2008 Year of the RAT.
And I wish I'm there in Binondo right now LOL!

February 07, 2008 4:57 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Having spent more of my life in New York than in Manila, Rhoda, I find the myriad local "kasabihan" so stupefying ... hehehe. Its encyclopaediac proprotions can be so daunting that I sometimes wonder how the local Pinoys ever find the courage and wherewithal to venture into any sort of enterprise, business or otherwise :)

But nonetheless, hey, every little piece of advice helps, I guess ... hehehe.

February 08, 2008 6:42 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

The good luck charms, Sidney, seemed to be doing quite a brisk business, which includes any fruit that's round. But the tikoy remains to be the most in demand :)

February 08, 2008 6:44 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, Lawstude!

Wishing you much luck for a successful Year of the Rat!

February 08, 2008 6:45 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

When I was a kid, Luna, with all the tikoy my father would receive from his business associates/contacts, it'd be tikoy for merienda for us for quite sometime afterwards ... hehehe. I gues, I must've overdosed back then on tikoy that I merely enjoy its sight nowadays more so than the actual munching of them.

February 08, 2008 6:48 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

And I'm sure you'd love every minute of it it, Reyd, since you've got lots of fond memories of Binondo. Hopefully, someday soon, you'll once again be walking around and relishing your old haunts in this part of Manila :)

A happy Chinese New Year to you, too!

February 08, 2008 6:51 AM  

Anonymous bw said...

Luv those packaged Chinese sweets man. They're also available here but the prices in Manila are always tops :)

February 08, 2008 9:10 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Prices of tikoy here in Binondo, BW, range from 50 to 200 pesos depending on the size you want. I love them as a kid, but no longer as I got older. Na purga na ata ako doon ... hehehe. I'll take buchi anytime.

February 09, 2008 6:26 AM  

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