8.05p.m. - The Chinese lunar New Year falls on the 7th February, so I am taking this opportunity to wish everyone celebrating this occasion a happy and prosperous New Year.
This shot was taken in front of a car distributor company here in Gadong, Bandar Seri Begawan.
The rats are depicted as the coming year is the year of the rats, the first of the twelve animals in the cycle. Old fashion Chinese would normally ask you which animal you are born to instead of asking how old you are, as the moment you disclose the animal and through quick mental calculation they would immediately know your age. You will be surprised how fast they can come up with the answer.
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ls7902 (7348) 2008-02-02 20:15
Happy Chinese New Year to you. I can also feel a Christmas & Disney influence in the display.
Graal (103028) 2008-02-03 3:34
unusual place and view, good captured. Well done photo.
All the best for You in New Year!
pablominto (53746) 2008-02-03 4:47
Indeed they seem to be pleasant rats!
A fine diagonal composition, with lovely colourful details...
Happy New Year of the Rat to come up soon!
Emile (20352) 2008-02-03 7:17
Very good colorful shot, captured with a good POV, sharpness and composition are great. Well done.
gracious (20025) 2008-02-03 9:58
Wishing you and your family "KONG HEE FATT CHOY"
excellent composition with a good pov in perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details also the exposure and focus is spot on!
a pleasant gift for a good new year for both of us
Tue (38662) 2008-02-03 14:41
A very happy and colourful photo to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Good light management too and good composition. Thanks for sharing!
trekks (14348) 2008-02-04 6:50
Really good shot for Lunar New Year occasion. I saw the same taken by someone and posted.
Great work. TFS
alvaraalto (15220) 2008-02-04 15:01
No snow in Brunei to disturb the Chinese New Year like in great parts of China.
The picture should also fit perfectly for the carnival that end tomorrow in great parts of Europe and Brasil.
Happy New year and
Stepan (27210) 2008-02-04 23:16
A good and funny compo for the new year... The diagonal is pretty original and full of joy and colors. Well done...
jhm (154508) 2008-02-09 1:30
This is a very playful picture about the Chinese New Year.
A very well composition and great quality.
What a nice colours and fantastic presentation too.
Yes, the year of the rat, but I like more your animals than the real rat!
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,
Scharan (14144) 2008-02-18 10:02
Que bonitinha esta imagem, faz a festa da criançada, com certeza. Lindas luzes e cores, e o detalhe do ratinho do meio que está de costas...parabéns.