Feb 11 2008

MyLife: Gung Haggis Fat Choy!

Published by at 12:34 am under Uncategorized

I’ve been so fixated on meeting some crazy deadlines in the last week that I never got around to ushering in Chinese New Year properly. So here goes…Gung Haggis Fat Choy! Oh, wait, that’s not quite right… Or is it?

Here’s a shout out to a Vancouver tradition that goes a long way to showing how combining cultural celebrations in unusual ways can be good for both sides. For those who don’t know, Gung Haggis Fat Choy (GHFC) is a made-in-Vancouver event invented to celebrate the timely coincidence of the Scottish cultural celebration of Robert Burns Day (January 25) with the Chinese New Year.

Interestingly, Vancouver blogger GHFC’s official website and blog is down today, on the same day as the tremendous Chinese New Year’s parade in Vancouver’s Chinatown, owing to its overuse of bandwidth. You know you’ve made it when…

By the way, to all who would prefer to maintain the pristine heritage of an ancient tradition, may I also add, Gung Hay Fat Choy. Cheers.

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2 Responses to “MyLife: Gung Haggis Fat Choy!”

  1. Raulon 12 Feb 2008 at 12:51 am

    Happy Chinese New Year, my friend :)

    May this be a successful and auspicious year for you. May the work flow, the writing be as impeccable and educating as always, the friendships continue and the blog remain a source of entertainment to all of us your dedicated readers.

    All the best, Jonathon — hope to see you soon!

    :)

    BTW, I am *not* blogrolled – what’s up with that? 😉

  2. Todd Wongon 13 Feb 2008 at 3:18 pm

    “You know you’ve made it when…”

    you get blog rolled on Currents by Jonathan Narvey.

    Thanks for the mention Jonathan.

    Maybe next year we could create a Bloggers table. Roland Tanglao, Kris Krug, and many other bloggers have attended in the past.

    http://www.gunghaggisfatchoy.com overextended bandwidth on Robbie Burns Day too….

    Check out the Georgia Straight Blog:
    http://www.straight.com/article-131220/how-to-make-chinese-new-year-more-diversity-sensitive

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