Monday, February 6, 2012

Ladies & Girls...Are Your Oranges Ready?

1, 2, 3....TOSSSSSSSSSSSS! Yes, toss those juicy oranges into the river! Why? Because today is Chap Goh Meh, or the 15th night of the lunar new year. So? For those uninitiated, today is D-day when the girls will find their one true love. Or what we used to believe. If you are a girl and still (desperately) looking for your Mr. Right, tonight you should get your oranges ready. Yes, not only today marks the end of our Chinese New Year celebration, but it also signifies the Chinese Valentine!

Yeah! Your hopes!!!

Traditionally, girls, ladies, women and old aunties would toss those oranges into a river or lake. Then they'll....you guess...make a wish for that soul mate or aka husband to appear. The event, which falls on a full moon night, will see bachelors waiting (starving) in the river or lake to catch the oranges. The person who catches an orange thrown by the young woman in the river is said to be her intended husband! War...that means their fate is in the hand of an orange? So you'll see a pack of wolves...opps...I mean eligible bachelors with their nets ready tonight!

Tonight...your wait could be over...

And to make sure, their so-called potential life-partners would be able to contact them, many would write down their names and contact numbers on the oranges before tossing them into the lake where the eligible bachelors (preying horny guys) will be waiting with their enormous fishing nets in hand to scoop up those fruits! Ha :D For additional fun, other fruit such as bananas are also tossed into the lake! How about durians?

Your search for happy ending?

These days, the tradition is carried out in the spirit of fun with several organizations hosting these oranges-throwing event in Malaysia! I bet they are the orange suppliers huh! Just kidding. So ladies~prepare your boxes of oranges; Men~prepare you nets to scoop up the oranges. Don't miss this golden opportunity to end your single-hood ok. I hope you will be able to find your Mr. or Mrs. Right and will end up happily ever after.


P.S.: Anyway girls & ladies, please be careful okay. You'll never know who you'll meet. Just don't put yourself in a risky situation. Patience my friends, is a virtue.

28 comments:

Baby said...

i rather eat than throw into the water

Tekkaus said...

Baby-->Hmm...so you are not going to throw it? Because you have found you Mr. Right! =)

Twilight Zone said...

I read your post too late otherwise I would have grabbed my camera there. I used to see such orange throwing events in Penang when I was a kid. I think it started from there.

Tekkaus said...

Twilight Zone-->Thanks for dropping! Is it? It started from Penang! Hmm...that's interesting. =)

Anonymous said...

I guess you didn't go to catch either as your vacancy alreay closed? You're getting married this year...or are you married already?

Anonymous said...

I have yet to witness this mandarin orange throwing thing....would be great to watch just for the experience and some photos..hhehhe. Will take note next year.

Tekkaus said...

Situapui-->Yeah! My vacancy already closed! Hmm...good question. Find out in my future post! =)

My Bug life-->Yeah! You should. or perhaps you could go toss a few yourself? Or you don't have to? ;)

foongpc said...

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QuaChee said...

hey did u find yr wife that way? hehe :)

Tekkaus said...

Foongpc-->Yeah! I'm thinking about the traffic too. =/ Haha. But I do believe that comments to represent traffic in some way. Anyway I hope to emulate you. Muahahaha :D

Tekkaus said...

Quachee->Nah, I found my wife some where....over the rainbow! =)

levian said...

i hope throwing imaginary oranges at each other doesn't bring trouble. :p i wonder what happens if 1 guy scooped up more than 1 oranges, does it mean he is destined to be both their mate? *flees*

Tekkaus said...

Levian-->Yeah! Perhaps that guy will scopp all the oranges an open a dating company! Ha =)

Life Ramblings said...

i'm happily attached, so i can skip the tossing orange episode, otherwise i'd be in real deep shit. not 2 mention, my DH will kill me instantly. :D :D

so have u found ur true love? hehe

JL said...

Maybe I'll throw oranges next year lol :P

Bengbeng said...

mayb if i throw oranges i will get another? but i dont like my ears pulled :(

Tekkaus said...

Life Ramblings-->Haha ;D Happily attached? Good for you. Yeah, if u were to toss...u'll be in deep shit! I have found my true love too. ;)

JL-->Why maybe? :p

Tekkaus said...

Bengbeng-->Haha =D but I thought only the ladies will toss the oranges?

Constance said...

didn't throw oranges this year cos knew it noone will pick it up here...
will try my luck next year :D

Rad Sujanto said...

Happy Oranges Day then! =))

Monica said...

I'd rather throw the oranges into my stomach :-D

I hope you had a great time!

Tekkaus said...

Constance-->None will pick it here? So where are you right now? Not in Malaysia currently?

Rad Sujanto-->Yeap! Happy oranges day! I'm sure the farmers are happy.

Monica-->Throw into your stomach? Ha :D I will have a great time. Hope you have a great time too. Cheers. =)

Ron Jerem Lee said...

the fuckest part of the feast is that not about really effective or not, is the shitty feel that you are THERE means u have no one date.. thats the shittiest feeling

Tekkaus said...

Ron Jerem Lee-->Yeah, you'll get that feeling that you are not attached! UNWANTED right? =/

levian said...

n earning from it, or maybe saving some for himself. now how unfair is that. imagination on the loose. :p

Tekkaus said...

Levian-->Earning from it? Saving some for himself? Hmm....you do make my imagination looseeeeeeeee :P

Faisal Admar said...

hehehehehe can i ask "them" to throw strawberry???? :P

Tekkaus said...

Faisal Admar-->Why would you want them to throw strawberries? I get it. ;D