13 February 2006

Valentine's Chap Goh Meh

At dinner with friends last night, we talked about Chinese New Years past and about St Valentine's Day. We had been going between the two for a while, when someone dropped a conversation-stopper.

'plink.'
'Yes?'
'Chap Goh Meh is Chinese Valentine's Day, isn't it?'

That does make a certain amount of twisted sense. Wishes fly in both directions for a desirable other-half, silliness abounds, chaperones are much in evidence....

Aren't we lucky in Malaysia: we get Chap Goh Meh plus Valentine's Day? Twice the fun, twice the fuss.

Does anyone know if there's a day like Valentine's in any other calendar?

Edit: This was last night, but I can't help but wonder if my friend reads Selba....

4 Comments:

At 6:22 pm, Blogger Lao Chen said...

There's the Japanese doublet of Valentine's equivalent, one for boys and the other for...

girls!

Not sure if they are attached to the Gregorian calendar we use or the Japanese calendar, if any.

 
At 5:35 am, Blogger L B said...

Ice Kacang! Free Ice Kacang!! Only for Valentine's Day! Happy Day to you, plinkmistress

 
At 12:40 pm, Blogger Simple American said...

Since there are no dynamite contracts today. I will just wish Plink a Happy Valentines Day.

 
At 3:06 pm, Blogger Selba said...

dear plink, happy valentine's day... :) *hugs*

 

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