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Postby ksl » Sat, 05 Feb 2011 3:04 pm

ksl wrote:
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dazzlebabe wrote:No prize for guessing where the DH is from then......

As they say in Singapore "hee haw loves to grab my ass. Hee haw always liddat"


Minor Annoyances for the Mods more than 1 DH! :)



Minor Annoyances? I thought that was the teen band Tony Blair Played in...


Wouldn't suprise me if he isn't playing his tune in Tunisia, Eygpt and Yemen :roll: Something fishy going on over there from one side or the other

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Postby ev-disinfection » Sat, 05 Feb 2011 3:14 pm

Hi all, glad you liked it, the sound was a "minor annoyance"
During the 15 days of the CNY, these lion dance troupe, would be invited to go to peoples homes and offices, to wake the night shift guys up.. No no no...
The noise is too scare away the EVIL spirits, and bring good tidings.
It would cost about SGD 188.00 to invite the troupe.

BTW, my friend is a local and is part of the majority of locals, speaks mandarin / dialect, buddist / Toaist, don't think that they would join this forum or have any Expat friends that they hang out with,

You know, you guys should engage a troupe and gather your friends, for a lion dance. The kids would love it as much as the adults.
Cheers...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 05 Feb 2011 3:21 pm

We have a troop come in to our office every year. Do the peeling of the orange and arranging it into an auspicious character on a plate using the wedges, etc. They love to bring the dragon into my office as I'm the Finance Manager. :cool:

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Postby ev-disinfection » Sun, 06 Feb 2011 12:36 am

When you saw the dragon.... Did you chase it? :cool: :D

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Feb 2011 1:14 am

ev-disinfection wrote:When you saw the dragon.... Did you chase it? :cool: :D


Not really my style......

"Chasing the dragon"

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Postby earthfriendly » Sun, 06 Feb 2011 1:43 am

What's the relation with the photo? Are you inferring to the song "Puff the Magic Dragon"? I first heard the song from my kids.

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Postby earthfriendly » Sun, 06 Feb 2011 1:52 am

ev-disinfection wrote:It would cost about SGD 188.00 to invite the troupe.



Wah very good price huh? Will they come perform at my house in USA? For me CNY= lion dance . Every year the lion would show up to perform at our shop without fail. Feeling very nostalgic. I asked hubby if we can have one over, he was not too enthusiastic about it. Is it out of place to do it in USA? Only once a year, not like everyday event. I am sure neighbors would understand and even enjoy it?

The bay area is very diverse. I don't believe the creature roaming the neighborhood will be such an oddity. Will blend right in :P .

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 06 Feb 2011 2:18 am

earthfriendly wrote:What's the relation with the photo? Are you inferring to the song "Puff the Magic Dragon"? I first heard the song from my kids.


Chasing the dragon is a term for smoking heroin or opium.

Puff the magic dragon is supposedly a song that refers to smoking dope, though the band (Peter Paul and Mary) deny that.

Golden Brown by the Stranglers is about heroine addiction. When it was released they claimed that it was no such thing, and that 'what you find in the song's meaning is a reflection of your own psychology, like a Rorschach test'. But then many years later they admitted that yeah, ... it is about heroine.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Sun, 06 Feb 2011 7:58 am

earthfriendly wrote:
ev-disinfection wrote:It would cost about SGD 188.00 to invite the troupe.



Wah very good price huh? Will they come perform at my house in USA? For me CNY= lion dance . Every year the lion would show up to perform at our shop without fail. Feeling very nostalgic. I asked hubby if we can have one over, he was not too enthusiastic about it. Is it out of place to do it in USA? Only once a year, not like everyday event. I am sure neighbors would understand and even enjoy it?

The bay area is very diverse. I don't believe the creature roaming the neighborhood will be such an oddity. Will blend right in :P .


EF, I hired a lion dance for my nephew's high school graduation party in Novato a few years ago. I couldn't be there and what better gift from his Auntie & Uncle in Singapore?

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Postby ev-disinfection » Sun, 06 Feb 2011 1:03 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
earthfriendly wrote:
ev-disinfection wrote:It would cost about SGD 188.00 to invite the troupe.



Wah very good price huh? Will they come perform at my house in USA? For me CNY= lion dance . Every year the lion would show up to perform at our shop without fail. Feeling very nostalgic. I asked hubby if we can have one over, he was not too enthusiastic about it. Is it out of place to do it in USA? Only once a year, not like everyday event. I am sure neighbors would understand and even enjoy it?

The bay area is very diverse. I don't believe the creature roaming the neighborhood will be such an oddity. Will blend right in :P .


EF, I hired a lion dance for my nephew's high school graduation party in Novato a few years ago. I couldn't be there and what better gift from his Auntie & Uncle in Singapore?


Well, spoken to my contacts in the bay area,
and they said that you can contact
http://www.bayarealiondance.com/ ,
http://www.cherngloong.com/main.php or
http://www.fedliondance.org/packages.html

Remember to post the video here...
Dragon chasing is optional.. :D

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Postby tyianchang » Sun, 06 Feb 2011 3:30 pm

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Skeeter01 wrote:In London or NY people seem to walk fast on the sidewalks here they walk painfully slow. I am constantly running up the back of people.

Yep.



I am guilty of walking slow. Only because I wear 4 or 5 inches heels that can make walking fast difficult. So Sorry.... walk around me or say excuse me!


It's funny, but you can easily make the argument that very high heals, the kind tall enough to hinder your ability to walk the speed of the crowd, is a self-inflicted reinterpretation of the bound foot. Perhaps we haven't evolved as far as we think...


What kind of evolution are you referring to?
Foot binding is an act of submission to the prevailing madnness constructed by men for middle-upper class Chinese ladies. Wearing ultra high heels well, that depends on two issues.
1. Are they torturous for walking?
2. Does Dbabe put them on for herself or to please men?

I would assume Dbabe is mentally liberated and knows how to swing them. If Elton John wore 10 inches, well, women can compete or was it the other way round?

Following the gist in the OP, is Orchard rd becoming ultra glitzy or just plain consumerism, by which I mean just noise and shoppers? Erhm... Dbabe, you might just make a difference.
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Postby earthfriendly » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 1:56 am

JR8 wrote:
earthfriendly wrote:What's the relation with the photo? Are you inferring to the song "Puff the Magic Dragon"? I first heard the song from my kids.


Chasing the dragon is a term for smoking heroin or opium.

Puff the magic dragon is supposedly a song that refers to smoking dope, though the band (Peter Paul and Mary) deny that.

Golden Brown by the Stranglers is about heroine addiction. When it was released they claimed that it was no such thing, and that 'what you find in the song's meaning is a reflection of your own psychology, like a Rorschach test'. But then many years later they admitted that yeah, ... it is about heroine.


This is the first time I heard of the expression. I learn something new everyday!

MHB, that's a brilliant idea. Nowadays I am more incline to gift experience rather than material goods.

ExD thanks for the info. I will bookmark it.

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Postby tyianchang » Mon, 07 Feb 2011 8:30 am

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ev-disinfection wrote:When you saw the dragon.... Did you chase it? :cool: :D


Not really my style......

"Chasing the dragon"

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SMS, this is what got me up at midnight. Your bait? LOL.
From which dark source have you extracted this verison of Chasing the dragon?
The true Chase is for the dragon with the ball of fire. The symbols are - dragon = qi = breath =energy
ball = an image of the invisible energy for children. (You know this? )
Your version will have my ancestors rising uo from their graves beyond because your source is blasphemous for these reasons -
your dragon = smoke = drugging the mind. disabling, disempowering
and there's no err, ball!
Does that remind you of some people? LOL ( Spooky thing is my troll's shadowing me from the FP thread piling his kind of compliments to my deaf ears. )
Now I'll try to see if I can manage a link for the real thing but don't raise your hopes.
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Postby tyianchang » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 3:16 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
ev-disinfection wrote:When you saw the dragon.... Did you chase it? :cool: :D


Not really my style......

"Chasing the dragon"

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No esp not for children.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 4:00 pm

tyianchang wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
ev-disinfection wrote:When you saw the dragon.... Did you chase it? :cool: :D


Not really my style......

"Chasing the dragon"

Image


SMS, this is what got me up at midnight. Your bait? LOL.
From which dark source have you extracted this verison of Chasing the dragon?
The true Chase is for the dragon with the ball of fire. The symbols are - dragon = qi = breath =energy
ball = an image of the invisible energy for children. (You know this? )
Your version will have my ancestors rising uo from their graves beyond because your source is blasphemous for these reasons -
your dragon = smoke = drugging the mind. disabling, disempowering
and there's no err, ball!
Does that remind you of some people? LOL ( Spooky thing is my troll's shadowing me from the FP thread piling his kind of compliments to my deaf ears. )
Now I'll try to see if I can manage a link for the real thing but don't raise your hopes.


I am aware what the original "Chase the Dragon" stood for, but that's ancient Chinese Folklore and not the current generations coinage of the term for the inhalation of Heroin vapours (追龙).

It was extracted from the National Archives of Singapore (so much for your vaunted Singapore - wasn't always so neat & clean) In fact, it's reputation used to be a rather seedy port of call.

Actually your ancestors would probably be partaking as well. The practice of smoking heroin originated in Shanghai in the 1920's and the practice of inhaling the vapors (Chasing the dragon) originated in Hong Kong in the 1950's.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chasing_the_dragon

http://biopsychiatry.com/heroin.htm


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