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23Feb LNY dimsum meetup (11am)

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Old Feb 11, 19, 8:13 pm
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annual LNY dimsum meetup

sorry for the short notice due to my earlier travels

i have spoken with a few FTers and we shall hold our sort of yearly dimsum meetup on 23feb (saturday) at our good old maxims in cityhall central.

venue: maxims palace, 2/F, lower block, city hall, central
time and date: shortly after 11am, 23feb 2019 (i will get the largest table at 11am when they open- u’re welcome to wait with me but i will post the table number here shortly after 11)
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Old Feb 12, 19, 4:08 am
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Damn.. Missing it again. Will be in Singapore until the 26th
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Old Feb 12, 19, 6:25 am
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Flying back from KL that morning. With KA intra-Asia on-time history and KA busing pax to main terminal I doubt if I can make it.
Thanks for setting this up.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 8:40 am
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Could somebody explain to me why some people use the phrase "Lunar New Year"? Why don't you call it "Chinese New Year"? This year is the first time I have been seeing this.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 9:27 am
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Flying back from KL that morning. With KA intra-Asia on-time history and KA busing pax to main terminal I doubt if I can make it.
Thanks for setting this up.
just pop around and see if we are still there lol
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Old Feb 12, 19, 9:32 am
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Could somebody explain to me why some people use the phrase "Lunar New Year"? Why don't you call it "Chinese New Year"? This year is the first time I have been seeing this.
because it is based on the lunar calendar and that is not only the so-called chinese observe? Lunar New Year is the gazatted holiday in Hong Kong.

Also, Taiwan, Vietnam and Korea all nationally observe the lunar new year. calling it “chinese” new year would be grossly inappropriate. it is as silly as speaking french to an english person imho.

talking about which, i need to commendate the staff at IC Osaka who did not annoy me with saying “chinese” new year.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 10:18 am
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does the gathering welcome newbie like me? would like to join if possible
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Old Feb 12, 19, 10:24 am
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does the gathering welcome newbie like me? would like to join if possible
sure
you have the venue and time above. nothing can stop you from popping by!
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Old Feb 12, 19, 10:29 am
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does the gathering welcome newbie like me? would like to join if possible
welcome to posting on FT btw!
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because it is based on the lunar calendar and that is not only the so-called chinese observe? Lunar New Year is the gazatted holiday in Hong Kong.

Also, Taiwan, Vietnam and Korea all nationally observe the lunar new year. calling it “chinese” new year would be grossly inappropriate. it is as silly as speaking french to an english person imho.

talking about which, i need to commendate the staff at IC Osaka who did not annoy me with saying “chinese” new year.
The reason I am confused is because I have asked people from Hong Kong and Vietnam and they all call it "Chinese New Year". So I guess everybody calls it what they want, but the generic term is Lunar New Year. I will continue to say Chinese New Year, because that is what everybody I know calls it. Thanks for the explanation.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 9:03 pm
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The reason I am confused is because I have asked people from Hong Kong and Vietnam and they all call it "Chinese New Year". So I guess everybody calls it what they want, but the generic term is Lunar New Year. I will continue to say Chinese New Year, because that is what everybody I know calls it. Thanks for the explanation.
i wish you luck not to inadvertantly offend someone
theres a movement here in hk to move away from calling it cny
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i wish you luck not to inadvertantly offend someone
theres a movement here in hk to move away from calling it cny

I think LNY is also taking a stand on the other side either.
How about calling it in some latin-like term (I'm thinking of the Canadian Victoria Cross) like Tết https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%E1%BA%BFt?
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The reason I am confused is because I have asked people from Hong Kong and Vietnam and they all call it "Chinese New Year".
That's just bizarre since the Vietnamese call this celebration Tết. Maybe they avoid using that term with Americans to avoid awkward conversations about history?
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Old Feb 13, 19, 3:55 am
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The reason I am confused is because I have asked people from Hong Kong and Vietnam and they all call it "Chinese New Year". So I guess everybody calls it what they want, but the generic term is Lunar New Year. I will continue to say Chinese New Year, because that is what everybody I know calls it. Thanks for the explanation.
They use Tet...
[6:53 PM, 2/6/2019] Mah Axx: can you change the pick up time to 08:00-8:15
[6:53 PM, 2/6/2019] Mah Axx: as the driver will be busy after that
[6:53 PM, 2/6/2019] Mah Axx: all are full during the tet holiday
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