Saturday, 16 February 2013

恭喜发财! :P

Chinese New Year has come once again!
What's so special about this festive season? 

Is it because we get to receive the mysterious red packets...


... or the huge spread of delicious food that we only get once a year?

Is it the yee sang of prosperity...

... or the oh-so-yummy cookies you can only savour once a year?
Is it the delectable golden and sweet Mandarin oranges ...

... or the very loud drums banging at a Lion Dance?

Well, these are the thing we would associate with Chinese New Year, but are they the most important part of the celebration? Obviously not!

It is said that Chinese New Year brings the meaning of turning into a new leaf where all living creatures are reborn each time on the first day of the Lunar Calendar. Hence, Chinese New Year is to celebrate the gone of the old and the coming of the new.

It's time for you to just be with your family, because they are the ones who will stand by you no matter what.

Anyways, just have fun and live in the moment!

Start respecting your elders, or something bad will happen to you! Don't gamble all your money away, well unless you're winning... and please don't take out your state-of-the-art smartphone and start living in your own world, go mingle with your relatives. 

Just be good, okay?

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Bonan Novjaron Ĉina

It's that time of the year again, where red packets are fought over, and the overwhelming din is tolerated. It is the time when families get together and usher in a whole new year. Old values remembered, new outlooks expected: that is the maxim for the celebrations.

On a lighter note, school is out for the week, thus making it a much-needed break for poor old students. Anyways, it is a fun time overall, free from the hassle of waking up to rush to school, and be free from the impending doom of undone homework (for now)...

Anyways, I end this short (but sweet) post with a HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Friendship Day

Friendship Day sales has finally arrived , and all the Librarians were as busy as bees helping out. With a lot of effort put into preparing the wares (they are all hand-made, you know), we were all set to sell and make money! The sales had gone on for three days, that is from Wednesday unil Friday, and I must say, we did quite well ... I mean very well. Loads of people stop by at our makeshift stall to check out the stuff we were selling, as we try to capture their attention to buy our trinkets. I daresay we were neck-at-neck with the Young Enterpreneurs, who regularly monopolise this event's sales.

Basically these were what we sold:
Cute cupcake keychains (too bad they aren't edible): RM 4.00

Chocolate bundles: RM 1.50 (50 sen off if you're a chocoholic :P)
Balloons (shaped into anything imaginable): RM 0.50 per balloon (shaping service inclusive)

Intricate bookmarks: RM 10.00 (small) - RM 13.00 (big)

Handphone chains (to spice up that plain old handphone): RM 5.00

Tissue flowers (okay, this is not the actual picture, but they do resemble these): RM 1.00

Bears d’amitie (c’est français): RM 5.00 (magnet) – RM 6.00 (keychain)

Pleated wristband: RM 4.00

Cookies (deliciously top-secret recipe, you know): RM 3.00 per packet, but RM 5.00 for two packets (a sweet deal, if you ask me)

Basically, we had brisk sales, especially with the cookies (it virtually disappeared into thin air, and turned into money before anyone realised it :P)

I don't know how much money we made but I know that we Librarians had great fun selling! Pictures will be uploaded soon. That’s all for now, so yeah.

If you missed the sales, don’t worry, because Library Week is coming soon, so get ready your shopping money, and stay tuned!

P.S: To those who bought our wares, thank you for supporting us! Your money will be used to maintain the Library and keep it running.

P.P.S: To all the librarians that helped out, thank you for your efforts, because without you, our sales wouldn’t be such a success!

Laura Seo

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