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#1 paanjang16

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:26 PM

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My vignette for this year's Chap Goh Meh. Every year on the 15th day of Chinese New Year single ladies will toss mandarin oranges into river, lakes and seasides in hopes of meeting a future partner. Single men on boats will usually pick up the oranges thrown by the ladies as there are phone numbers on the oranges written by the ladies.
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Side view of the vignette. All the pieces are from the Fire Temple set except for most of the minifigs and the orange 1x1 rounded plate. I had to take some of the orange plates from my Robo-attack set to have enough for this vignette.
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The gentleman on the red boat. Our photographer is there to capture the moment.
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A view of the ladies throwing the oranges into the water. You might recognize some of the ladies there. This is Olivia's first time out after being assembled recently.
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#2 lightningtiger

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:37 PM

Great vig 'paanjang16', but does it work better than picking up a girl in a nightclub.....that's where I met my wife....er, I'm quite happily married....(help ! *huh* )
Brick On and get lucky eh ? 'paanjang16' ! :grin:

Edited by lightningtiger, 06 February 2012 - 12:38 PM.


#3 JackJonespaw

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:08 PM

Wow...does this actually happen?  *huh* Very nice MOC, but what's that clown doing back there?  :look:

#4 paanjang16

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:31 PM

View PostJackJonespaw, on 06 February 2012 - 01:08 PM, said:

Wow...does this actually happen?  *huh* Very nice MOC, but what's that clown doing back there?  :look:

Yes it does happen here in Malaysia, like this .

As for the clown with the banana, nowadays it is a twist to the tradition where a single bachelor will toss a banana with a message in hopes of finding the right girl  :laugh:

#5 Legocrazy81

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:10 AM

Too funny! Great representation of the actual festival(?)...occasion. The things you learn on the Internet. :sweet:
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#6 streifen

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:58 AM

I like the MOC! rarely do we have MOCs on festivals/traditions here.
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#7 SilentMode

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:54 AM

I've certainly never heard of this event before, but you've captured the story very well in this MOC. I also wondered about the clown; I thought, "hey" he ain't female!"
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