Tuesday, February 5, 2013

舞獅 Dancing Lion Season

A  L  O  H  A ! 

Happy Chinese New Year
from Honolulu
 Hungry Lions are afoot!

They are 
Hungry for Dollars!

Woman pushes her mother
and granddaughter.
At Work of Course!

  The Lions are Celebrities!

 Some smaller,
 young lions are about.
They too have their fans.

I do not enjoy loud crashing sounds.
EXCEPT at New Year!
My secret dream
is to play the gong;
Some Day.

' Take Peace & Smiles - Leave Your Comment '
Thanks for visiting!
                      Warmly, cloudia 


Anonymous said...

I like lions much better than celebrities. ~Mary

Erika said...

Nice celebration, dear Cloudia! Ciao dall'Italia

Leovi said...

Simply wonderful lions, gorgeous colors.

TexWisGirl said...

happy, happy new year! year of the snake!

21 Wits said...

Oh happy day! Thanks for sharing the joy with us- Peace for you too, Karen

Teresa said...

Love the lion dancers! I think today's Chinese is better rendered:


(You need the verb-object "wishing y'all" before "good luck," or it doesn't sound quite right.)

Anonymous said...

How busy! The big dragons look huge and heavy, and the younger kids are amazing. If you need to bang a gong, bang the gong softly, as I sleep in late.

Cloudia said...

To "Kick the Gong" was slang in early 20th Century America for smokimg opium.

"He took her down to Chinatown/ And he showed her how to kick the gong around" -Cab Calloway ...

I wanna BANG the gong, NOT kick it, LOL!
Incidentally, Teresa is practically a native Chinese speaker, professional translator and published scholar! Google Translator has it's limitations, as she shows us.
Thanks dear friends!

SandyCarlson said...

Happy New Year! What a great post.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...very cool...when we were in florida we went to a chinese new year festival...it was very cool...

aloha from va

Myrna R. said...

Love these colorful pictures. Hope you play the gong next year.

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful.Thanks for sharing.

magiceye said...

Lovely series!!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Kirsti said...

Kauniit kuvasarja ja musiikki, kiitos:)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love Chinese New Year celebrations, so much fun.

Cloudia said...

YOU friends make it a real PARTY!

Thanks SO much