Thursday, January 12, 2012


Chinese New Year is 3 weeks away and Singapore is definitely prepping for the coming year of the Dragon. At  local nurseries, there are thousands of kumquat trees waiting for homes. The kumquats are traditionally given as gifts because the Chinese word for kumquat is "Gam Gat Sue" which rhymes with gold and luck. The leaves of he kumquat symbolize wealth and the round shape of the fruit is a symbol of unity and perfection. Thus, everyone who eats kumquats will be insured good fortune, prosperity and happiness.  Then maybe I should be eating kumquats instead of photographing them.

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