Monday, 23 January 2012

Happy Chinese New Years!

I was going to do another post about internet censorship today but let's have a more positive post. I'll save the activism for later. For those of you who are still keen, our next big targets are ACTA and CPIP. If our internet should be censored one day there are alternatives that people are working on. The most promising one I've seen so far is something called a meshnet

More as this develops.

But yes, for those unaware, today is the first day of the Lunar Calender. I know a bunch of people, including my Father, who took the day off. I wasn't as lucky and still had classes. :(

Also it's the year of the Dragon.

So I expect to be able to spend more time with family within the next few weeks. Lots of dinners and what not. We also got some relatives flying in from the other side of the country as well so that's always nice.

But I'm certain most of you are familiar with the red pockets that are handed out at Chinese New Years. Basically, all the kids (doesn't matter that I'm over 20, I still count as a "kid") get these little red envelopes with money from parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. etc..

Money....

So I'm cutting this post short due to it being a holiday. I'll see you guys on Thursday.

59 comments:

  1. I was born in the year of the dragon. 1988 to be precise.

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  2. It's pretty awesome getting money off others for new year! I think I end up spending far too much on new year.

    Note to self: Marry a Chinese guy, so you can get loaded on new year.

    Happy Chinese new year!

    GM x

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  3. Your second picture seems to be malfunctioned :<

    I've heard of ACTA but not the CPIP. It's going to end up inevitable that one of these internet censorship bills passes somewhere. There's a lot of money in suing the asses off of people for hundreds of thousands of dollars for a few megabytes.

    Can't say I've ever celebrated the Chinese New Years. I hope you have fun :> See ya Thursday :>

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  4. Poland is changing their statement on ACTA and not signing it, WOO!

    Year of the dragon? Wasn't that a Spyro game? 8D

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  5. happy chinese new year.
    hope the dragon years bring you better luck and loads of Ang Pow :p

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  6. Happy CNY to you. Over here, you may be 40, but as long as you're not married, you're eligible to get ang pows. He he...

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  7. super excited about this holiday. I must have eaten 30 fortune cookies today and made Chinese food for diner.

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  8. Happy New Year to you man!
    I hope you always get more than you wish for.

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  9. Haha, yeah, today was the start of my classes... :/

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  10. I could do with a few red envelopes, have a good one....

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  11. lol I hope you get some red packets and enjoy your new year. I'm being all activist tomorrow so you can get your rocks off to that. It still alarms me I wasn't able to find anything out about CPIP. I'm relying on you for information on that now.

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  12. Happy Chinese New Year. I was born in 88, so it's my year. The dragon!!!!!! Roar** lol :)

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  13. Have a Happy Chinese New Year man, I guess today would be a bad day to talk about internet activism.

    Thanks for all that advice on my post by the way, a lot of that will come in genuinely so I appreciate that buddy, seriously. I actually have quit smoking since the first of January which is a bonus (I've mentioned it in passing in my blog once or twice) and do my best to shower and be clean shaven daily. Thanks for these tips though mate, here's hoping it works out.

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  14. Happy Chinese New Year, and also happy Orthodox New Year which was January 14th ;)

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  15. Yay, happy CHinese new year! :)

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  16. Hmph I want little red envelopes too! And admit until recently that I never knew

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  17. The best bit is comparing what you got with all the other back at school. Happy Chinese New Year to you. Should check with Zerochan, you're hot linking apparently.

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  18. And a happy new year to you! I'm lucky enough also to still get those red envelopes! :P

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  19. A replacement internet? I like it!

    Gong hei fat choi!

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  20. ACTA, what a pain in the ass.

    Happy Chinese New Year!

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  21. I didn't get the email. What's the address you sent it from?

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  22. Happy New Year... again! I love little red envelopes with money from parents.

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  23. I wish we got the day off for that lol! However, that sounds like a pretty awesome tradition! Hope you enjoyed the holiday!

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  24. Have fun spending your little red envelopes! Happy New Year! :)

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  25. Happy Chinese New Year's! I'm supposed to be lucky this year.

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  26. Happy Chinese New Years to you and have a nice day

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  27. Happy Lunar new year mon frere, Don't Panic.....

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  28. Happy Chinese New Year! Even in Canada (j/k).

    Yeah, definitely remember those, loved them as a kid, not so much now that I'm on the giving end. Although that transition has always been iffy (forget if when start working, married, or have kids of your own).

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  29. Happy New year to you and your family

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  30. Happy Chinese New Year to you! It will be a great year. Anything to do with dragons has to be good, right?

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  31. Happy C-New year to you too!

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  32. It's a long time since I was 20, but my Chinese boss still gives me a red envelope each year!

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  33. I hope you had a very Happy Lunar New Year, and that you got lots of red envelopes.

    Thanks for visiting my site.

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  34. year of the dragon! a good year for all of the dovahkiin out there

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  35. Happy Chinese New Year! Have fun with your family and thanks for the kind words, I'm just taking it easy. xxx

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  36. Happy Chinese New Year! and I hope the best to this year(lol) and dont be afraid to make bread!!! is nice (lol)

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  37. Happy New Year!!! I hope you get lots of red envelopes!

    PS...a skinny guy like you needs to eat the full fat version of fettuccine Alfredo!

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  38. Happy Chinese New Year!! And I did so many essays on internet censorship for class by now but it never gets old.

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  39. I love having time with my family :)

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  40. Happy Chinese new year to you as well. Supposedly, those born during the year of the rat will have good fortune this year because the rat is a friend of the water dragon.

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  41. Happy New Year! I wasn't sure if you were Asian or not but I am definitely thinking so :) All the best to you in 2012.

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  42. Make the post another time?
    I would read it twice!

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  43. Happy new years to everyone :)

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  44. Lol Chinese and Serbians :D "late" when it comes to new year :D

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