Happy Lunar New Year


How has everyone been? Am currently celebrating Chinese New Year over at where I am. Would first like to wish all of you guys a very prosperous Lunar New Year.

Just on Chinese New Year Eve, I met up with dice of nekoguchi over at Chinatown. Had wanted to take photos of the fireworks display that was to be set off around there at midnight.

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It was already packed when we met up. Luckily, dice knew of a good location to take the fireworks from.

Lots of people on the roads. Kinda feels like Akihabara on a sunday, just without moe billboards, kawaii cosplayers.. ORZ


We recced the area for a bit. Here’s a shot of the traffic junction from our location.


Was trying out some shots of unsuspecting people. I do think it’s interesting as it creates another perspective and new experience in photography.


There were a whole lot of lanterns being hung at the Chinese temple nearby. Real spectacular sight.

If it was a whole row of windbells or moe goods, people will probably start grabbing them. Would been better if they were red packets with money in it ^^;






We didn’t visit the exhibition that was held in the Temple as there was a huge queue and had to rush back to our recced location for the fireworks.



Camera blur from rushing back to the location ^^;


Minutes just before midnight. Feels abit like the crowd while queuing up for Tokyo Game Show ^^;


Go Blue Ranger!


Red Ranger comes to the rescue!


White ranger pwns all!

It’s my second time taking photos of fireworks. Used a f-stop of 8.0 with an exposure of 3.2 seconds for each photo. 3 decent photos this time :)


And ending this post with a photo of dice whose picture I took while she was staring at something. Would like to thank her again for bringing me around Chinatown and also helping me carry the tripod. Hope it isn’t too heavy ^^;

So, how was your Chinese New Year Celebrations like? Hope you get loads of red packets to spend on moe and otaku goods ^^


12 thoughts on “Happy Lunar New Year”

  1. OH boy~ The peektures are a beaut! And you’re ending the post with a picture you (stealthily) took of moi haha!. I was watching the stage show projected on the screen actually but I look like I’m watching some horror flick! And yes! Now I have more muscles on my arms! HOHOHO! :P LOL! Had a great time hope you had fun too! :3

  2. Ma favourite? S’gotta be the #7.
    I have a fetish for sharp angles and geometry.. how 80’s. :P
    And btw dice is really pretty!

  3. Happy CNY. I like #6-7 photo.

    In this week, Everything is as usual in Tokyo.
    However, It seems that there’re lots of mandarin speakers in Tokyo CBD area…

  4. @dice: If you need more muscles you can always carry the tripod ^^;

    @don777: Is there a Japanese New Year like Lunar New Year?

    @double: Isn’t it the de facto for every new year? I don’t know.

    @Choo: Now you know. Learn something new daily!

  5. @Hiji: Happy Lunar New Year Hiji.

    @don777: Do they drink lots of sake during Japanese New Year? Or is that only applicable during the Cherry Blossom Watching Season?

    @ron~: Happy Belated Chinese New Year ron!

    @AS: Thanks!

    @blauereiter: Your pictures are better ^^;

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