Sunday, February 14, 2010


A week before celebrating the above, Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Chinese New Year which fall on today, I strolled along the streets of the city and saw big crowds of shoppers busy bargaining and shopping for Valentine's gifts and Chinese New Year (CNY) gifts. Guys and girls spend long hours of their time paying special attention in buying presents for each other. Housewives shop for CNY delicacies to cook special CNY dishes for reunion dinners. Shopping complexes do roaring sales in all consumer items.

So much money, efforts and time were spent and put to great length to ensure everyone gets to have two joyful, beautiful, meaningful and happy occasions to celebrate. I had always been in awe on how quickly people are spontaneous to such celebrations. On the contrary, very often people are slow, non receptive and lack the initiative to respond to "Purple Day for Epilepsy, Walk for Epilepsy, Jeans Day for Epilepsy and other health causes". Donating generously towards such causes would make people think twice.

I wonder how people will react and respond to " Happy Epilepsy Day " if there is one that is celebrated universally every year. Will people shop for all things in purple? Donate generously to Epilepsy Societies? It will definitely be awesome if people would.

My family & I on a public street that was temporarily closed to cater for CNY stalls

In front of Chinatown arch

A CNY lion dance that was followed by burning of firecrackers

Wishing everyone Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Chinese New Year of The Tiger 2010


1 comment:

  1. Dear Serene - We would love for you to join the Ambassadors of Purple program at

    I think you would make a fantastic ambassador.




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