Ongpin: Philippine’s Little China
Chinese New Year is all about prosperity, blessing, luck, lanterns and red! Everything around here is red. Red banners, red signs, red dresses, red lanterns and more reds =). There are so many red lanterns when I close my eyes I see red dots! The town is completely decked out in red lanterns.
Happy New Year (Chinese)
Homey, Gong Xi Fa Chai!
Gong Xi: means wishing/blessing
Fa: means enlarge(ment) Chai: means wealth So a literal translation is that you wish someone will become very rich, but the phrase is generally used as Happy New Year.
Gong Xi Fa Chai everyone!