Chap Goh Mei 2007

This festival is refer to first fifteen in Chinese New Year lunar calendar. The term of Chap Goh Mei is from Hokkien dialect.

Coincidences , it’s Chinese valentines day, where, single girls throw oranges to the sea in the hope of getting future spouse. However, in the modern midst, they write names, numbers and email on the oranges in the hope to get a call from the right guys. There’s many location for this celebration.

Some tips for ladies and gentlemen here.

Ladies

  • Don’t throw only one but many as you have.
  • Write clearly your name, email and most important phone number.
  • Protect it with plastic if you scare your name getting blur.
  • Don’t throw blindly. Target on the guy that attracted you.
  • If other way not work, use this way: Hand it directly to your prince charming face to face. Haha.

Gentlemen

  • An empty bag to stuff all oranges you collected.
  • If it’s a lake, prepare a long poll with a net. If a pond, wear short pant and a slipper to get into water.
  • Mark on your target’s orange that attracted to you.
  • Avoid the contact that belong to guys who also throw oranges.

Last year, I went to Taman Tasik Permaisuri.

Go to your nearest lake or pond tonight and watch out for fair maidens who will be throwing mandarin oranges attached with their contacts into the water. I will be there to capture the moment.

And least you forget, it’s a time for family reunion too.

Happy Chap Goh Mei! 元宵节快乐!