February 26, 2007

rich fertility

Chinese New Year is a 15 day festival. In these 15 days, friends send baskets of mandarines and cookies and other yummy stuff to each other. The other day, I received a long box of goodies. In it were 2 different kinds of cookies, a lovely raisin fluffy cake and 2 red eggs. I consumed everything until I realised I should've taken a shot of it. I had left the red eggs for last. In Chinese culture, eggs symbolise fertility and red is the colour of prosperity. Red eggs are usually consumed at birthdays or weddings. For obvious reasons.

So, here are my 2 eggs with a gold nugget resting on top for luck.


Blogger Olivier said...

c'est une tres belle tradition. belle photo avec de superbes couleurs

it is a very beautiful tradition. beautiful photograph with superb colors

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is also a very nice photo that captured a lot of detail and color.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Kathrine said...

Hi Edwin
This is such a beautiful photo and a good omen. A friend of mine is in fertility treatment today and your photo tells me that all will end well.

Thank you for your eye for colour and composition! It's just wonderful.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Karen Tan said...

...you ate EVERYTHING...??? hahahhahahahahaaaa...

10:22 PM  
Blogger Ioanna said...

Lovely tradition and symbolism, nice picture!
We also paint the eggs red but not at New Year but at Easter!

2:29 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

ooh, be careful with those eggs then.....

5:06 AM  
Blogger Lilly said...

Great red colour. Such a vibrant picture. I like the text too.

7:07 AM  
Blogger watchthis said...

15 days festival with cookies ...
watch your weight!

8:06 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

The red shade is spectacular!

1:37 PM  
Blogger Zsolt72 said...

In Hungary eggs symbolize fertility too. Women give eggs to men if they water them on Easter day.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Nathalie said...

Two eggs and a golden nugget in the middle! Oh sweet Edwin you made my day, I just burst into laughter!

To the serious stuff now, I love the rich colours of your photo, the golden details, and the info about the traditions.

Next time keep a cookie for me. Hope you enjoyed the latte!

4:09 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

dear pod, I will be careful with the eggs...as careful as you were with your red botty :p

dear watchy, i'll try to WATCH my weight but in the last year, my weight has taken on it's own life. I have no control whatsoever :)

7:02 PM  
Blogger wmw said...

Nice...the gold nugget's chines character looks so cute and tiny amidst its other red surroundings.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Here's wishing you a very fertile year. HAHAHAHAAA!!!

1:26 PM  

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