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Sunday, February 28, 2010



Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is commonly 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.
Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Han Chinese populations (Chinatowns), such as Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.





To see more photos: http://www.sfweekly.com/slideshow/view/29358192


In countries such as Australia, Canada and the United States, although Chinese New Year is not an official holiday, many ethnic Chinese hold large celebrations and Australia Post, Canada Post, and the US Postal Service issue New Year's themed stamps.
Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Chinese new year vary widely. People will pour out their money to buy presents, decoration, material, food, and clothing. It is also the tradition that every family thoroughly cleans the house to sweep away any ill-fortune in hopes to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red colour paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of “happiness”, “wealth”, and “longevity”. On the Eve of Chinese New Year, supper is a feast with families. Food will include such items as pigs, ducks, chicken and sweet delicacies. The family will end the night with firecrackers. Early the next morning, children will greet their parents by wishing them a healthy and happy new year, and receive money in red paper envelope

. Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the new year celebrations of its geographic neighbors, as well as cultures with whom the Chinese have had extensive interaction. These include Koreans (Seollal), Tibetans and Bhutanese (Losar), Mongolians (Tsagaan Sar), Vietnamese (Tết), and the Japanese before 1873 (Oshogatsu).
s. The Chinese New Year tradition is a great way to reconcile; forgetting all grudges, and sincerely wish peace and happiness for everyone.
Although the Chinese calendar traditionally does not use continuously numbered years, outside China its years are often numbered from the reign of the Yellow Emperor, Huangdi. But at least three different years numbered 1 are now used by various scholars, making the year 2010 "Chinese Year" 4708, 4707, or 4647.
All the slide http://www.sfweekly.com/slideshow/view/29358146
and in bigger size in Los Angeles http://www.laweekly.com/slideshow/view/29358146







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Wednesday, February 24, 2010


STOP
thinking
in
this
winter...

Sunday, February 21, 2010




CAUTION!!
the paradise
is
for all of us
More in http://www.sfweekly.com/slideshow/view/29340208

Saturday, February 20, 2010

In this photo Michelle Tea (born Michelle Tomasik in 1971) is an American lesbian-identified author and literary arts organizer whose autobiographical works explore queer culture, feminism, race, class, prostitution, and other themes. She is originally from Chelsea, Massachusetts (a city next to Boston) and currently lives in San Francisco. Tea was the co-founder of the Sister Spit spoken word tour. Her books, mostly memoirs, are known for their views into the queercore community. She has toured with the Sex Workers' Art Show alongside Ducky DooLittle and others. She is also a contributor to The Believer magazine and is the co-writer of the weekly astrology column, Double Team Psychic Dream with astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo, in San Francisco's Bay Guardian newspaper. From February 24 to March 1, 2008, Michelle was the 23rd Zale Writer-in-Residence at the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College Institute at Tulane University.
While touring together in the year 2000, Tea and writer Clint Catalyst came up with the idea to solicit first-person narratives for their 2004 anthology Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache. Described by literary magazine Publishers Weekly as a "celebrat[ion of] the avant-garde," the book reached #10 on the Los Angeles Times non-fiction paperback bestseller list in its first week of release. Moreover, the book was a 2004 Lambda Literary Awards finalist in the Anthologies/Fiction category.

Flourish at paradise Lounge










I LOVE SAN FRANCISCO NIGHTS

everything I can say
is not enough
if you are not here...

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I crashed with the floor
when I could´t understand
why you are flying so far...


and then you come to save my soul as always you did




(and I get crazy again
as always I did:)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Toys

and dolls

Monday, February 15, 2010


“A photograph is a secret about a secret.

The more it tells you the less you know.”

(Diana Arbus)

Friday, February 12, 2010

This time is not a "Study of a Empty Head"
because the head is full of ideas
and the hands full of adventures.





Hands having fun
softer feelings in the fingers
as
softer fruits
in my mouth.

Not much people can say
"I don´t like soft hands"
(bodies, tongues or lips)
Here you are
(the face behind the eye)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


San Francisco purple people...
double faces
but just in little amounts.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Creative works:
Welcome back to San Francisco