February 14, 2010

Double red

Metro Manila has been red this past week because of this double special day. These Chinese lanterns and banners were hanging from the roof of the Greenhills tiangge (bazaar) because of the Lunar New Year.

red lanterns and banners for the Lunar New Year

Since it's also Valentine's Day, hearts and cupids were also decorating other parts of the shopping complex. But I thought I'd post something from the tiangge that women would appreciate receiving today. The bazaar has different sections and one of them is dedicated to jewelry. Rows and rows of stalls with rows and rows of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings made of semi-precious stones, crystal, coral, pearls and cloisonné.

a jewelry stall at the Greenhills bazaar

Happy Valentine's Day and a Prosperous Lunar New Year to all!

21 comments:

RJ said...

Wow! Those jewelries... which of them brings 'good luck' the most?

Happy Valentine's Day, Ms. Hilda!

ρομπερτ said...

Happy New Year to all of you as well and may the Valentine's Day be a happy one for you two as well.

James said...

Wow. Thanks for the feast for the eyes. I liked the top picture but I like the bottom one even more.

Louis la Vache said...

As you might expect, the Oakland and San Francisco Chinatowns have been packed with people for Chinese New Year.

brattcat said...

Sending you wishes for good health and good cheer. That last image is like a river of colored stones cascading. Wonderful.

Don and Krise said...

I immediately showed the last shot of the jewelry to my wife. That was worth a point or two. ;-)

warmhart said...

My wife LOVES the second photo. :-)

Pam said...

All that colorful bling,bling really makes my heart go flip flop.
Beautiful and delightful as always, Hilda. Have a wonderful day.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Hilda! Happy Happy Valentine's and Happy Happy New Year! I was at Manila the whole Day! Hope to see you on my latest post;)

God Bless You and More Power!

Steven^^

Jacob said...

I had heard of the Chinese New Year and I really like those Chinese lanterns...but it's the jewelry that knocks my socks off - what a plethora of possibilities and colors - that's just amazing.

Hope your day was filled with love!

George said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!

Ebie said...

Its a double celebration indeed! I could spend hours just looking at those fancy stuff!

Happy Valentine's Day!

arabesque said...

happy hearts day (again) dear hilda! ^0^
love the crystal displays... been awhile since i've been to greenhills. what's new? ^0^

Chin said...

Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine's Day!

afv said...

I've not seen so much red lanterns here yet even at the little China town. Wow, i love those bead works. Happy Valentine too and Good New Year also.

VP said...

Happy Chinese New Year! I'm sorry to be a bit late for a Happy Valentine's Day...

raf said...

You have it all beautifully covered, Hilda - Lunar New Year, Valentine's Day and pretties for the ladies! Love and prosperity wishes to you too!

Kaori said...

Wow, a double holiday! Happy Holidays to you too, Hilda :D

Chuck Pefley said...

Happy Valentine's Day and Kung Hay Fat Choi!

Misalyn said...

Happy Valentine's Day and Kung Hei Fat Choi!!

Love the second photo...ganda sigurong mamili ng pasalubong dyan :)

Ming the Merciless said...

Happy Valentine's day, Hilda.

And Happy Lunar New Year. May the Year of the Tiger bring you and your family good health and prosperity.