Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Chinese christmas tree

My M said it's gonna be Chinese New Year soon, so we put up a chinese christmas tree at home.

(M: It's not a chinese christmas tree! It's pussy willow!)

It's not? But it's a plant and it has things hanging on it. Isn't it a christmas tree? Anyway, apparently pussy willow in chinese is called 银柳 'Yin Liu', which literally means silver willow. In ancient China, the currency used is silver, and Yin Liu in cantonese dialect sounds like silver money. So having the plant around chinese new year means we'll get lots of luck and money! I hope we do, coz I don't mind more toys.

Here's how we decorated our plant, with fake butterflies too coz the real ones won't come in.

Do I look like a deer with HUGE antlers?

My M says I get to go visiting relatives during Chinese New Year, and I must behave myself because my big brother herbie was a very good boi when he went visiting, so I must be a good boi too. And I said, ok! It's easy coz I'm always a good boi!

I hope I get lots of treats during the new year!


Girl Girl Hamster said...

I hope you get lots of red packet when you go CNY visiting Helios. Then you can buy treats and toys with the red packet $

~ Girl girl

moccabello said...

dear helios, i'm sure that you'll be a good boy wherever your M take you. you are! that's why I've been visiting you & your brother herbie almost everyday since I knew this blog. wishing u & fam a happy & prosperous chinese new year!

Maggie & Mitch said...

Your "tree" is just beautiful, Helios! Happy Chinese new year to you and your family! We have no doubt that you're the BEST boy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Katherine and Pippa, said...

yes you do look like a deer with antlers.

But they are very elegant antlers.

Happy and Properous New Year to you all.


Amber-Mae said...

That pussy willow is very pretty! My hoomans used to have a vase full of pussy willows but they all kinda dies. I wonder why? Aren't they supposed to last with no sunlight but with water?

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Joe Stains said...

Happy new year to your whole family!

Ben_Benjamin said...

Happy Chinese New Year!!

Furkids in Hong Kong said...

Wishing you a Happy CNY of the Rat.

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

The Brat Pack said...

You're always a good boy aren't ya!? We love that pic of you with the "antlers"!


Amber said...

Happy Chinese New year!

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Anonymous said...

Hope you have a great Chinese new year and enjoy all the visiting you'll be doing!


ilovepearly said...

Happy Chinese New Year!
Wish you got tons of good food and red pocket!