Chinese New Year 2009 Photoshoot

Wishing all a prosperous new year in the year of the Ox, many happy returns, best of health and make a fortune in 2009.

Spent Chinese New Year’s Eve around town immersing the festive spirit and taking some photos.

财神爷。God of Fortune.

市区夜景。Cityscape at night.

浮尔顿酒店。The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.

鞭炮准时地在凌晨12点响起。地点在牛车水的余东璇街。可惜因为人多的关系无法找到好的摄影地点。 接着有小型的烟花表演可是因为鞭炮的烟雾太多,不是很美。:(
Firecrakers were ignited punctually at at the stroke of midnight at Eu Tong Sen Street in Chinatown. Because of high human congestion, wasn’t able to secure a good shooting spot. There’s a small scale fireworks after that but because of all the smoke from the firecrackers, doesn’t turn out too good. 😦

Lastly, lots of balloons are released. Beautiful sight. Even more beautiful if the smoke isn’t there.

A touching scene among the crowd. A raincoat wearing child is being lifted up by his father’s strong hands to get a better view. The innocent look on the child leaves an deep impression.

今年的红包。感觉自己又老了一岁。哈哈,岁月不饶人啊! ^^;
I’m starting to feel i’m getting old to receive Hong Bao. ^^;


About sergeant gordon

TD8316, proud member of the 501st Legion 銀河帝国五〇一軍团。 Loves anime, Sasara, photography and looking for droids, pretty ones.
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54 Responses to Chinese New Year 2009 Photoshoot

  1. Otaku Dan says:

    Happy Chinese new year!!!!

    great photos

  2. Panther says:

    Happy New Year dude! Since we are both unmarried, you are seeing the hong baos rolling in, yes?

  3. Rin says:

    Happy Chinese NEW YEARS!!!!!!!
    I love the photos!!!!

  4. Vixion says:

    nice photo, especially the boy in raincoat 🙂 i really like that one

    Happy Chinese New Years too 🙂

  5. suneo says:

    Happy Lunar new year!
    lovely pictures you took hehe

  6. MarvinRyan says:

    if it makes you feel better, I can receive those hong bao in your stead. ^^
    anyway nice pictures as usual Gordon.

  7. MarvinRyan says:

    oh and Happy New Year! ^^

  8. optic says:

    Happy Chinese New Year.
    I feel ur never too old to receive Hong Bao unless ur married where u will have to start giving instead of receiving. lol

  9. Laura says:

    HI, I was born in they year of the oxen, so will this year have special meaning for me?

  10. andra says:

    Just take it when you still have the chance lols. You might find yourself giving it back to the society in the future ^^;

    Nice photos! The flying balloons look like atoms lols.

    (I thought you was going to do some very direct translation lols ^^;)

  11. Laura says:

    One time I did a chinese “spell” for finding a mate… and the next day I met a Chinaman who wanted to date me…LOL. !

  12. Laura says:

    Nice pictures…!!

  13. Leefe says:

    Happy Chinese New Year! Haha angbao time!

  14. Lene says:

    Happy Lunar New Year! ^^

  15. soonkiong says:


    年初一过得怎么样? ^^

  16. sbhboi says:

    Happy Chinese New Year ~ May the golden Ox giving more angpau to us, the unmarried youngsters ~~


  17. Pyoro says:

    happy new year minna-san!
    just got back from my uncle’s . swimmming in a sea of red packets now muahahha

  18. Tiny Red Man says:

    when is it ur time to give ang baos =X LOL

  19. Mirage says:

    Stunning pics! The picture of the child in the raincoat reminded me of the Lion King. XD

    Oh and thanks for the tip you left on my blog. I didn’t notice it until you told me ;~;’.

    Happy Chinese New Year :)!

  20. Marianto says:


    祝愿您在牛年里 万事如意!!

  21. saku says:

    happy Chinese new year 🙂 . Nice photos.

  22. wcloudxkumo says:

    Happy New Year!!~XD

  23. Persocom says:

    Love the pictures ^^ Smoke really is an issue when fireworks/firecrackers are going. In my town, during the 4th of July it’s so horrible that I pretty much have to stay inside. If I go out I practically suffocate from all the smoke, pretty much the entire town lights off firecrackers and the likes, and on top of that my wife is allergic to sulfur, which is about all you can smell on a day like the 4th.

  24. Laura says:

    Hey everyone, Gung He Fat Choy..from an old Oxen woamn..!!

  25. Laura says:

    woman…even..!! sorry.

  26. FatB says:

    Happy New Year, old man. You didn’t spend it alone did you?

  27. Z says:

    Happy Chinese New Year, Gordon!

  28. 聖者 says:

    May the power of the ox bring the best for you this year. (America’s economy people love the ox/bull, as it represents wealth.)

  29. RyoBase says:


  30. ron~ says:

    happy lunar moo year! 😀

  31. That is not the God of Fortune, it is the Chinese Santa Claus.

    I hope my family back in Singapore will not forget to collect my share of the red packets!

  32. PP says:

    oh my gordon , don’t tell me your THAT into loli ? Thats a innocent young boy!

    anyway , why feel bad bout’ getting money? 😛

    Happy new year~!

  33. AK says:

    Feels great to be single, eh?

  34. tflops says:

    Great pictures you got there, what a relaxing Lunar New Year…

  35. Divine Fang says:

    Happy New Year! Nice photos!

  36. Kazearashi says:

    Went there today, but it’s empty… o_o

    Anyway Happy Lunar New Year gordon =D

  37. Q says:

    新年快樂 萬事如意!


  38. Paliodor says:

    Happy New Chinese Year folks ^^
    Excellent photos Gordon

  39. GNdynames says:

    Happy 牛 Year!

  40. phossil says:

    happy Chinese new year 🙂 . cool photos.

  41. MrMayat says:

    Nice colours and metering. Good job!

    And a happy lunar new year too.

  42. Akiraman says:

    Nice to have Kagami and Miyuki to welcome the New Year ^^ Not too often we see explosions in Town.

  43. gordon says:

    @ all,
    thanks for the well wishes. happy chinese new year to all the chinese comrades.

    @ Panther,
    not as enthusiastic about hong bao now that I have income of my own. or maybe i’m just getting too old for this. ^^;

    @ marvin,
    you should be giving me one since u are happily married. ^^

    @ Laura,
    hi there, welcome to my humble blog.

    @ andra,
    i try my best in doing a bilingual post.

    @ soonkiong,

    @ FatB,
    well i have my figures with me does that counts?

    @ The Sojourner,
    i’ll be happy to collect it on your behalf. (‘~’)

    @ AK,
    not really. time is running out.

    @ Q,

    @ Akiraman,
    lol. explosions in town can’t be a good thing right? ^^;

  44. dice says:

    Loved the Mandarin captions! LOL.

  45. Lethia says:

    Wow, stunning beautiful photos! 😀 Gong Xi Fa Cai !!! (did i write it correctly? lol). Happy Lunar New Year to u Gordon-san ^_^

  46. taketombo says:

    Great photos there!
    and a Happy New Year to you too ^^/

  47. Happy Chinese New Year! I love the shot with the kid in the raincoat!

    Your post reminds me I need to catch up on my Chinese. I can only read some of the simpler characters, and it’s not enough to know the meaning of the whole sentence. >.< 今年的红包 is "This year’s Hong Bao" right? 😀

  48. gordon says:

    @ dice,

    @ Lethia & taketombo,

    @ Coco the Bean,
    yes that is correct.

  49. Blowfish says:

    Nice pictures as usual!
    I love the one with the hotel and the reflections in the water

  50. jusuchin85 says:

    Love the photoshoots as usual, Gordon!~

    Happy Chinese New Year, by the way… got milk?

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