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Unique Gifts for Christmas & Other Occasions By Pinky Toky
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Having gone through so many Christmas seasons and other celebratory occasions, many of us would have run out of gift ideas. This book introduces to you some interesting stuff that make beautiful... More > gifts for all occasions. Surprise your loved ones and friends with something special for this coming Christmas or for their birthdays and other happy events.< Less
Japanese Good Luck Symbol Tanuki By Pinky Toky
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A pudgy ceramic statue is often seen displayed at the entrance of Japanese noodle shops and restaurants. It has a happy smiling face, with a goofy expression. This statue is known as... More > ‘tanuki’. Originally portrayed as an evil and mischievous animal trickster in the early centuries, tanuki has since evolved into a cute Japanese icon of wealth and luck.< Less
What Is Maneki Neko? By Pinky Toky
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Have you ever come across a cat figurine with a raised paw? That is the Maneki Neko, Japanese fortune cat. It is a popular symbol of good luck, prosperity and success. Its unique appearance and... More > beckoning gesture has certain significance.< Less
Popular Plants for Chinese New Year By Pinky Toky
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The Chinese have a fine selection of plants that are used as symbolic decoration items during festive seasons. Popular auspicious plants to usher in the Chinese New Year include kumquat, pussy... More > willow, golden money plant, money tree, lucky bamboo, etc.< Less
Unique Gifts for Christmas & Other Occasions By Pinky Toky
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Very often we run out of ideas as to what gifts to buy for Christmas or for other occasions. Surprise your loved ones and friends by giving them something unusual as presents for Christmas,... More > birthdays, or for other occasions.< Less
Ways to Use Eco-friendly Japanese Wrapping Cloth Furoshiki By Pinky Toky
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Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that can be used in numerous ways. It is eco-friendly as it is reusable. It comes in a wide range of sizes and beautiful designs.
Cute Japanese Wind Chime, Furin By Pinky Toky
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Furin is the term for Japanese wind bell. It has a clapper with a string and a rectangular card. It is a standard feature of summer in Japan. The furin is a very nice and beautiful adornment for our... More > homes. With so many colours, shapes and designs to choose from, it makes a great gift too for any occasion.< Less
Cantonese Opera Zae Baak Fu White Tiger Ritual By Pinky Toky
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When performing on a newly-built stage, the Cantonese opera troupe will have to carry out a ritual to “break” or initiate the stage before the actual performance on the first night. This... More > ritual is known by several names, namely Zae Baak Fu, Zae Toi, Po Toi, Tiu Choy Sun (Fortune Deity Dance), or Da Mau (Beating Cat).< Less
Floral Tattoos: Flower Meanings & Sentiments By Pinky Toky
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Having a floral tattoo is a way of expressing yourself using the Language of Flowers. There are several hundreds kinds of flowers that can be used for tattoo designs, such as the poeny, cherry... More > blossom, rose, carnations, etc. However, it is advisable to find out all the possible hidden meanings of a certain flower before deciding on the floral design to be used.< Less
The Red Headscarf Samsui Women Hong Tou Jin By Pinky Toky
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Due to extreme poverty in their hometown, Chinese women from Samsui came to Singapore in search of jobs as early as the 1920s. Most of them worked in the construction industry. As they were always... More > adorned with a red bandana when working at the construction site, they came to be known as “hong tou jin”, meaning red headscarf. As most of their hard-earned money was spent on supporting relatives back home, many of them lived in utter poverty in old age. As at November 2013, there are only two hong tou jin left in Singapore.< Less

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