Golden Pumpkin and Gourd

Chinese New Year is just few days away! I've been busy shopping for those CNY related stuff. I didn't buy any decors since I've got the old ones that I just take them out to display. I only bought the one to be pasted on the rice container and have already filled it up to the brim.. YES! I believe in this stuff!

I also got the Golden Pumpkin and the Gourd (Wu Lou) from the Supermarket. Does anyone know what they are for? I buy them every year and put them on my dining area during Chinese New Year. In Feng Shui practise, the Wu Lou guards against illness and bad energies.



Kopi Soh said...

Just drop by to wish you Keong Hee Fatt Chye.

Tot's Mom said...

Happy CNY to you & your family. No, I don't buy wu lou and stuff like that. But I think this year it's high time I get something new to paste behind my main door and take down the old one. You know, the one with the "fook" word or "chut yap peng on" on it??

Taoju said...

I also bought the golden pumpkin and wu lou too.. FYI, I still have last year's Wu Lou. It dried up by itself.. Gong Xi Fatt Chai to you..

stay-at-home mum said...

1st time visitor here. Just came over from Ling's blog.I have seen those pumpkins and gourds too but dont know the significance as well. I usually by those chinese couplets for the wall.
Gong Xi Fa Cai to you.

Joze Foo said...

i dunno oso...but my aunt buy it every year but this year she did not get the guard only got pumpkin

Constance Chan said...

guess nowadays we try to follow tradition but not really knowing what is reason behind it.. are we losing our identity?

U.Lee said...

Hi Constance, noticed your callsign at Kopi Soh's and kaypoh over.
You from Penang, grew up in Selangor and living in Singapore?
Me..born Malacca, grew up in KL, fooled around in Penang and Singapore, (work too) and now retire in Canada.
Noticed your loh bak mention here.
Gosh! How I miss that and Penang's pasembur, and lok lok.
And Batu Ferrighi and driving around Penang Island on moonlight nights.
Here's wishing you and family a very happy lunar new year, you keep well, UL.

Mommy to Chumsy said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family :D I don't know what they are for but they are cute! My mum got them for the altar ;D

jitpunkia said...

just drop by to say gong xi fa chai..

all the best in 2008 :)