Sunday, 14 February 2010

The Sunday Salon – It’s More Than Just Valentine Day

 

So many good things happening today.. that some even overshadow some.. Yeah it’s not only the day where chocolate and romance rules the day.

It’s also the beginning of the Chinese New Year – so for all celebrants out there -  Gung Hay Fat Choy, to you – I’ll be in the parade later myself having a whale of a time and soaping up the atmosphere. This is a time of the year that I look forward to – every year.

There is also what is now becoming an annual event– The march for Missing and Murdered Women – is also today. This is an awareness march for missing and murdered women and takes place in Canada.

This happens to be one of the events that is very much closer to home for me and  I support them in all they do – yes from all the way over here – and every year my thoughts turns to the many missing  women out there.. This years due to the Olympic this is being scheduled for a very early start off….

As always my thoughts are with them – Here is the BLOG for more info.

Whatever you get up to toady I wish you a wonderful day – Get out there and do something even if it’s just into the back year, or better yet pick up a book and read a love story  or even  listen to the punk rock that rocked your world fifteen years ago – but do something.

I flipped to some of my favourite scenes yesterday from Morning Glory - LaVyrle Spencer – that book still has the power to move me.

 

 

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Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is also called "Lunar New Year", because it is based on the lunisolar Chinese calendar. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first month (Chinese: 正月; pinyin: zhēng yuè) in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th; this day is called Lantern Festival. Chinese New Year's Eve is known as chú xī. It literally means "Year-pass Eve".

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The origin of Chinese New Year is itself centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Ancient Chinese New Year is a reflection on how the people behaved and what they believed in the most.

Wikipedia

 

What’s in store for us this year? For those who want to bring luck into their homes and lives as a whole, they consult feng shui experts. With the arrival of the Metal Tiger, it has been said that 2010 would be a very challenging year for us because of its nature. The combination of Metal and Tiger is not, however, a totally negative one. Together they represent the kind of force necessary to accomplish the most difficult tasks. The impossible just might be possible during this exciting time.

The Metal Tiger

 

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Valentine is an annual holiday held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The holiday is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The holiday first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

 

 

On the blog I am having more fun reading than reviewing and I need to catch up on some of these books that I have read. So look forward to me picking up the pace this week (I hope).

Discussion Point was fun this week – series was the order of the days discussion and feelings are mixed about why or how long we stay with a series. This week I am hoping to talk about Bench Marking – if I can get the post together… 

Tomorrow – The ladies and I from the Erotica Romance challenge are going to be talking about Cougars and the Hook Up…. So pop by tomorrow to see what we get up to.

I hope the day is going fabulous for those that are already enjoying the day and for those whose day is just beginning – best wishes to you all on this special day…

 

 

Until next week – cheers

 

From The Sunday Salon site –

What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them, and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....

That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book

 

 

 

15 Speak To Me:

Blodeuedd on 14 February 2010 at 14:33 said...

Happy Valentine's Day :)
We actually celebrate Friends Day, but the whole commercial aspect of valentines day have won over

Ava March on 14 February 2010 at 16:24 said...

Happy Valentine's Day, E.H.!! :)

Chris on 14 February 2010 at 17:04 said...

Gung Hay Fat Choy to you and yours! :)

Jude Mason on 14 February 2010 at 18:39 said...

Happy valentines Day, E.H.

The march for missing women also touches me deeply. Even though the Olympics have overshadowed it a little this year, women across the country share the heartfelt meaning. No matter who you are or what you do, life is precious and has meaning.

Sigh. Have a great Sunday!

Hugs

Tam on 14 February 2010 at 18:53 said...

Mmmm. Now I want Chinese food. :-) Interesting post, I am a dragon. Have a great weekend.

Donna [F.D. Ramblings] on 14 February 2010 at 18:54 said...

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy New Year to you also!

We celebrate the Chinese New Year too. Koreans have traditions based on the Chinese calendar so that means lots of good food to eat today. ;)

ErotRomReader (Janna) on 14 February 2010 at 19:47 said...

Interesting post! Happy Valentine's Day :)

Erotic Horizon on 15 February 2010 at 21:23 said...

@Blodeuedd...

Hey another fact for me to know...

Happy Finland day hon...

I do know what you mean about the overhype of the day though...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 15 February 2010 at 21:24 said...

@Blodeuedd...

Happy Friends Day - sorry hon,

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 15 February 2010 at 21:24 said...

@Ava..

A big V day to you Ava.... Enjoy..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 15 February 2010 at 21:25 said...

@Chris..

Thanks Chris and to as well....

Hope you and the kitty duo had a good day..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 15 February 2010 at 21:27 said...

@Jude.

No matter who you are or what you do, life is precious and has meaning

I so agree - and they are in my prayers...

Hope the Sunday was a wonderful day for you..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 15 February 2010 at 21:29 said...

@Tam...

Me as well, I have a bad addiction to sweet and sour ....

I am a pig...

Happy day hon..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 15 February 2010 at 21:30 said...

@We celebrate the Chinese New Year too. Koreans have traditions based on the Chinese calendar

Hope you had a good time with the family - and enjoyed all that food...

The parade was great - if cold...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 15 February 2010 at 21:30 said...

@Janna..

Happy V day to you as well hon..

E.H>