Month: February 2017

Dad’s 70th birthday!

After a couple of weeks of inactivity, I’m back with a quick post. Been moving around literally and my internet is not up yet.

Nevertheless, we celebrated dad’s birthday on the 18th earlier this week with a simple dinner. It was his 70th birthday this year and he is still going strong!  Wifey ordered a super duper butter cake for dad. The longevity peaches are very well made too! Thanks, to Marcia (Hummingbird Bakery) for the lovely and delicious cake!

Just want to wish my dad again, a forever happy and healthy life adventure!  Many many more happy returns!

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Happy தைப்பூசம்!! Thaipusam to all my Indian/Tamil friends…

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The Fresco team would like to take this opportunity to wish all its clients and friends a  Happy Thaipusam this 9th Feb 2017. Although Thaipusam is not as huge as Deepavali in Malaysia, it is celebrated in full force and colors by the Hindu/Tamil community. One can witness the procession at Batu Caves where you will see a number of devotees carrying ‘Kavadis’ as a mean to worship the God of war, Murugan.

To all the devotees, have a pleasant celebration tomorrow and to all the others having an off day, do participate if you’re able to. This is almost an adventure if you’ve not been to one before. The smell of coconut and fresh milk will surely make your day!

Take care and cheers from the Avid & Fresco team!


About Thaipusam (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Thaipusam or Thaipoosam (Tamil: தைப்பூசம், Taippūcam)(Malayalam: തൈപ്പൂയം, Thaippūyam) is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). It is mainly observed in countries where there is a significant presence of Tamil community such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore, South Africa, Guadeloupe, Réunion, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Jamaica, and other parts of the Caribbean.

The word Thaipusam is a combination of the name of the month, Thai, and the name of a star, Pusam. This particular star is at its highest point during the festival. The festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a Vel “spear” so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman. It is commonly believed that Thaipusam marks Murugan’s birthday; Some other sources suggest that Vaikhasi Vishakam, which falls in the Vaikhasi month (May/June), is Murugan’s birthday.

Chap Goh Mei is round the corner!

2017-02-02-1Hey guys! Hoped everyone had a great CNY recently! Those who just got back from their hometown, good job! Also, would like to wish everyone ‘开工大吉’ – basically it means getting back to work with good fortune all year round! Some would just simply drop by their offices and switched on their workstations to show that they are back to work.

I found a pretty cool website with the 2017 calendar pointing out auspicious times for certain activities to be carried out during that particular month. Just point the mouse over to the dates and click it. The right side of the calendar will show the information. http://www.yourchineseastrology.com/calendar/2017/2.htm

Back to the title, Chap Goh Mei, which is Hokkien for “15th night”, symbolises the last day of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Also known as the Yuanxiao Festival (元宵节), it is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month of the lunar calendar.

Wishing everyone, a happy Chap Goh Mei and may all be blessed with good fortune and excellent health the whole year! Cheers!  Visit my webby @ http://fresco.strikingly.com/ for more exciting estates goodies!