Saturday, December 01, 2007

Photohunters - Red


To the Chinese, red is an auspicious colour. It is also used to ward off evil.

Red seen in building..... from Imperial palace to temple.....

Since the olden days, the colour red is widely used during our Chinese New Year and joyous occasions like weddings and birthdays. We give money in red packets and wrap presents in red paper.

a Chinese bride dressed in red on her wedding day......

To win a mahjong game, wear red underwear. To ward off evil spirits, wear a red underwear over your head!!!

Like that also can!!??





79 comments:

  1. Eee...make sure the underwear is washed first! :D

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  2. Peranakan Dude,
    The dirtier the better lah! Washed already not going to work!! haha....

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  3. hahaha no need to wash some more ? :P like that sure damn lucky in mahjong already :D

    My version of red :P

    Have a great weekend !

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  4. satkuru,
    Yalor! Very powerful!! Kill 4 sides! hahaha......

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  5. No wonder never won at Mahjong!!! No wonder got so many evil spirits lingering around!! No wonder unmarried!! *throws away extra expired condoms*

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  6. Lovely red photos! Funny last one! Had no idea about the red underwear!

    I should have remembered of all the wonderful Red Chinese Building for my photos!

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  7. Hahahahahahaha!!!

    I wanted to ask, the bride in red is you ah? And then I saw the 'killa'...hahahaha... bigger size mia underwear, better ah? Kakaka...

    Happy weekend!

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  8. does the red undies mahjong tip really work ah?

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  9. I was unaware of wearing red underwear to win a Mah Jongg game.

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  10. That's a lovely wedding dress:) Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Great choices! The photo w/ the underwear is really funny. Mine is up at http://mlizcochico.com. Happy hunting!

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  12. I knew it! I knew it! I knew there is something funny at the end...your post never disappoint your reader! Muahahahaha

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  13. Hehhehee!! i heard about that one before. ;) true or not .. i donch really know.. muahhaha!!

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  14. LB,
    For this coming Chinese New Year must go get red underwear!!!

    So far, wearing red underwear to play Mahjong works for me! hehehe....

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  15. My angel,
    The bride is not me. This photo was taken in China where I watched a performance of Han and Manchu wedding ceremony.

    I was told the dirtier the underwear the more powerful wor! Size doesn't matter. hahaha.....

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  16. giddy tiger,
    So far it works for me! ^-^

    杀!大杀四方!

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  17. Captain Picard,
    Go get your red underwear now and let's have a mahjong game!!

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  18. Haha
    I wonder how many actually wear red underwear to mahjong table now

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  19. Okay ... that last picture is pure hilarious!

    And thanks for the tips. Next time I go play mahjong, I make sure ...

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  20. I always laugh at your photos with your hubby! You have a wicked (great) sense of humor! Thanks for visiting my hunt today!

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  21. yenjai,
    My whole family always wear red underwear to Mahjong games! hehe.....

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  22. wilfrid,
    I was taught by a Hong Kong friend wor. How come you have to learn from me!? haha.....

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  23. Great pictures - the underwear one is too funny!

    Lana G!
    http://airmiles.wordpress.com/2007/11/30/photo-hunters-red/

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  24. Haha, red underwear on your head! :)
    Thanks for visiting mine.

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  25. i better wear a face mask next time i play mahjong with u hahahha

    Bengbeng

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  26. hahahaha!!
    that last shot is certainly new for me! ;)

    happy weekend!
    My PhotoHunt post

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  27. I enjoyed your post as usual. At first I thought, this will not be one of the hilarious ones that make me laugh but will still have good photos. Then as usual I got to the last one and you made me laugh. Have a great weekend.

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  28. I love all the red! It's my favorite color. I wish we used it more in buildings and celebrations.

    My photo hunt pictures are up now too! :)

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  29. We also believe that red is a lucky color and it drives away evil spirits. In the Philippines, newborn babies often wear a tiny red pouch to ward off any negative vibes that might harm the baby.

    Thanks for the visit. Sorry to hear that many people from Singapore are getting sick because of the changes in the weather. Hope all is well with you and your family.

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  30. Those are interesting facts about the colour red!

    Mindy & Moe

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  31. So by this year end when I go to Hong Kong and Macau, I must wear red underwear. Hopefully I can win the jackpot. Hahaha...

    But frankly, I especially hate red underwear. Thus, have non in the wardrobe. :~

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  32. Cool...red undies over the head.. haha. You forgot, wear red undies to strike more social welfare lotteries :P Nice entry this week

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  33. I like red! I think when I die, I want to be buried in red,.. what does that mean? You always have the best post and I enjoy reading yours. Have a good weekend.

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  34. How interesting is your post about red colour! I think I will wear more red clothes!

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  35. Great collection of red. Last last photo is too funny.

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  36. Haha! Funny post you have here! :D

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  37. hahahahaha...the dirtier the better? no lah. we Asians do like red! now these are just examples why. :)

    i love that traditional wedding. i do attend Chinese weddings, especially in the reception part. :)

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  38. so red
    so ong
    can foresee what ECL wears during CNY. Will u dye your hair red? LOL

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  39. Great shots. The temple nd the bride are both beautiful but thanls for the tip. I will ensure that I am never again bothered by evil spiirits. Heceforth my red underpants will never be washed again! Happy weekend

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  40. LOL @ the red underwear over your head!!! :D

    I'm getting married soon - but not in red. In South Africa, most people get married in white, traditionally.

    But those of African descent wear all kinds of colours for their wedding dresses - sometimes even multi colour dresses!

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  41. Too funny about the underwear. Otherwise, a great collection of photos. Thanks for providing some information about the colour red. :)

    My red photo.

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  42. lololol
    woow is that why chinese girls wear red clothes on new year holiday?
    thanks edchan im learning a lot from your blog :)

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  43. How interesting and a lot of use of the red. No wonder people around me wear so much red, they try to keep me away.... *giggles*

    I love that wedding dress. They should always be red - as that is the color of Love, instead of the white ones over here. Though I had a blue and gold one myself.

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  44. wahlau~
    lol still got sell such red underwear nowadays meh? where to buy ah? I wan to buy one for my bf this CNY lol.

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  45. don't pway pway... my hubby wears read undies whenever he takes his exams!! STILL!!

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  46. this is an excellent post, and I learned something also......

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  47. Well, ECL...it looks like red really is an auspicious color!!! I especially enjoyed that last photo. Funny, as always!!

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  48. Since the topic of the post is on red, and good luck, here's wishing you lots of good luck.

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  49. Lol... I knocked wood that you didn't jinx your winning with red ;-)

    Terrific shots!

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  50. I know that Chinese love red ! I once dropped in the chinese New Year's celebration in London in China town ! that was fun !!
    You haven't seen the convoy, you just saw the invitation on my Writer cramps blog. The post about Egypt was on another one. Of course we didn't eat only salad lol ! Egyptian kitchen is very good !!

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  51. ECL, love that Imperial Palace photo. Is that where the tutors teach their students? I have a pc game about Imperial Palace. Love the underwear shot. I can't figure out how to play the mah-jong.

    Btw, I have been readng your other posts, the beehon food you posted look yummy.

    Have a great weekend :)

    Julie
    http://teacherjulie.com

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  52. red underwear, those people go up Genting Highlands also did the same thing..

    Wonder whether it really works

    My Red Post

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  53. What an interesting take on the theme, love learning about different traditions! Spanish people wear red underwear on New Year's Eve for good luck!
    Great shots. Happy weekend!

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  54. This was interesting!! Thanks for your vist!! Have a great weekend!

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  55. Great shots, as usual. I like the building on the first photo! :)
    Happy weekend!

    Sabine
    *makes mental note to buy red underwear for next week's lottery draw*

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  56. I don't have red underwear :-( May I borrow yours? LoL

    Wishing you a wonderful end to your week.

    www.terella.no

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  57. Great photos and you reminded my I forgot to post my red underwear! So you think I can win at mahjong then. I only play on the computer!

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  58. Red is one of my favor color and I actual have a red top on right now.

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  59. red red very ong! but die, i dun hv red undies leh....

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  60. aWow, those are really nice photo collecion.

    Shoshana

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  61. U sick ah?? Then how to come my way?? When when?? I wait you! Fai tik... I impatient liao... hehe...

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  62. That building is really cool! I cannot imagine wearing red as a bride. and EEK underware over the head?!?!?!?!

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  63. That's interesting about red and the Chinese. Love the red underwear!

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  64. I don't really like red colour even though it means good luck in Chinese culture. Your son is so funny! hahahaha

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  65. WOW, those traditional weddings can only be seen in TV these days lar :D

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  66. Wonderful photos and as always, so informative!

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  67. Great shots, and I am going to follow that idea re red underwear on my head ;-)

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  68. Thank you for explaining this: I have always known that red is very popular to the Chinese but didn't know why. But odd custom, that underwear over the head thing! LOL

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  69. This was fascinating. i enjoyed reading. sara from farmingfriends

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