This Is It – My First Singaporean Wedding

Singapore Wedding

Getting up before noon on a lazy Saturday isn’t really my thing to do, so imagine how thrilled I was when receiving the following invitation:”Everybody, all brothers meeting at 6AM at my new HDB, be on time”.
This is it. I totally forgot, tomorrow is my first Singaporean wedding and I am part of the brothers. In fact I have to admit I was quite excited in foresight of the whole event. How did it turn out from an Non-Asian point of view?

Five Very Important Things I Learned This Chinese New Year

1. Before joining the gambling sessions, put some money aside for your cab ride home. First point. The four long days of main Chinese New Year celebrations are over in Singapore. Its a sunny Wednesday morning, the new lunar year has begun and my desk is still filled with as much work as last year…. Read more »

Do You Want To Know Why Singapore Canceled This Years CNY Fireworks?

No Fireworks in Singapore this year. Personally I wasn’t a big fan of the fireworks conducted in Singapore anyway. But thats probably just due to the relatively high level of expectations I gained, after having witnessed the gigantic NYE fireworks in front of Sydney’s opera house. After all, its of course a nice thing to… Read more »

10 Things You Should Never Do At Chinese New Year

You did what?

Eyes full of disbelieve and surprise were starring at me. Its the second day of Chinese New Year celebrations last year. And I am not sure of what crime I had just committed.

I had met a couple of friends for Yusheng (Read: Chinese New Year Threw The Eyes Of An Expat (Part 1) and was proudly presenting my four new books that I got me as part of my New Years Resolution, reading more instead of sitting in front of my Laptop. So far a good start into the New Year… at least thats what I thought.

Which Chinese New Year Animal Are You? Find Out!

The countdown is ticking. Chinese New Year 2009 is right at your footstep, red balloons are dangling in front of every door you pass by and Orange trees are popping out of nowhere as if you were walking through some Spanish fruit plantation.

But maybe experiencing the Chinese New Year for the first time or still wondering about those red packages everybody exchanged or the food that was thrown in the air all around you, there are many questions for the expat or person who is not familiar with these festivities in general.