de Cor's Handmades - Malaysia Handmade Jewelry: Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!

I was looking through my photos albums to find a picture of me in Qi Pao – so I found these:

Took in June 2003 | Photo courtesy: My brother | Qi Pao sponsored by my sister. :P



Took in June 2007 | Photo courtesy: Clarence Ma | Qi Pao by Carven Ong Couture | Bouquet by Li Hung Lee



I would like to wish all of you Happy Chinese New Year!!! 恭喜发财! 


And if you don’t already knew, it’s the Chinese culture that married couple would give Ang Pao (Red packet) to the juniors for blessing. Well I am not going to follow the rule exactly like how it should be, I have prepared 10 Ang Paos for you, my blog readers, to bring back home. You do not have to be younger nor single to win the Ang Pao, simply leave a comment for this blog entry and you COULD be THE winner, though I would appreciate it if you would leave a positive and encouraging wishes to everyone that read this blog. :)


I will announce the winners when I’m back from my Chinese New Year’s visiting! Good luck! :)


P/S Thanks Ryan for the idea of running a contest in blog. :)


Lou's addictions said...

Happy Chinease new year Corra. I wish you the best of luck in the coming year in everything that you do. Great pictures. Your such a cutie.

MS said...

I don't know if you have a party for this occasion, but if you do - may it be wonderful and unforgettable and the happiest Chinese New Year to everybody celebrating!!!

pss... I hope you'll take some photos to share with us :p

Gaby said...

Happy Ox year!
I'm going to the Chinese festival here where I live and I will be thinking about you and all the tutorials you DEFINITELY will write for us!!

Happy New Year and Happy tutorial writing!

And Happy new year for all of Corra's fans! May they create pretty things this year!

Melissa in NJ said...

Happy New Year to one of my favorite Wire Jewelry artists!!!

Jenny Pong said...

That is so generous of you!!! Gong XI GONG XI ANG PAU NA LAI!!! =P

Perri said...

The best of this year and every year to you my lovely lady! I hope your celebration is the best and brightest!
Hugs, perri

Wendy Sue said...

Wuah! One more possible ang pau collection! LOL... You'll soon realize that being a young single adult, the numbers for ang pau collection reduces significantly over the years even though you now have more married friends! LOL..... but then of course, not that it matters anyway. Just as the numbers reduces significantly, so has its importance. I guess that's what growing up is all about,huh? .... but then, that doesn't mean I mind any of it though. ;) You have a blessed one there, Corra! Gong Xi! Gong Xi!

p/s: you look fab in that red qi pao!

Susyny2 said...

Gung Hay Fat Choy! (only thing I know to say in Chinese without offending anyone, Corra that is a childhood acnedote that although funny now days it wasn't when I was 6 yrs old ROTFLMAO)

ST said...

Wishing everyone a prosperous, healthy, happy, wealthy, lovely year ahead! Happy Niu Year! (Niu is the spelling of the Ox in mandarin, and this year is the year of the Ox!).

ShonaMac said...

A very happy new year corra.

ktdid1 said...

Happy Chinese New Year, Corra. May you create many wonderful tutorials this year.
And Happy New Year to all. May you create an abundance of wired jewelry using the lovely and talented Corra's tutorials.

Ingrid said...

I've got an Ox baby due on March 23rd. I better go find out what Ox children are like! :) I already have a red Dog from 2006. Anyway, Happy Chinese New Year! ~ Ingrid

Unknown said...

Dear Corra,

Wishing you and all your loved ones a very happy Chinese New Year.

You always seem to know wonderful ways to make this blog even more exceiting...and of course the wire wrapped jewelry keeps us coming back everyday.
Hope the new year is full of health, happiness, friends and more wire wrapping techniques that you can ever imagine.

Sitha said...

Happy Chinese New Year, Corra! Hope this new year will give you more inspirations to create.

I am a newcomer in this wire jewelry and I am glad to see your creativity which motivate me so much.

Alors, bonne fête!

SueS said...

The year of the OX!! Or is that o x o x o x o!?! Makes me think of some design that Corra may come up with to celebate this year. Happy Chinese New Year Corra and to all who follow her blog and to those who have yet to discover this wonderful person and her talents.
Wishing you all the best for this year and the one to follow.

Mei Tan said...

Hi Corra! I don't mind and angpow. Have been giving for many many years so would be nice to receive once in a while...hehehe!
Anyway, I have awarded you the Kreative Blogger Award. Check it out here -

BobbiWired said...

Wishing you and all your readers a wonderfully Happy Chinese New Year Corra!!!!! May the year of the OX bring you many happy blessings sweetie!!!
Big hugs too!

Muddy said...

Happy New Year, Corra, and all your family, friends, and readers! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us through your blog and through Beadingaholics! It's a pleasure to see them... and I'm certain that the ones who have the pleasure of wearing them will agree!

Unknown said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai, Cora! May the Ox year bring you much happiness, good health and prosperity.

Your jewelry is so lovely! :^)

Great black and white photo of you - very retro!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Corra! And you are such a cutie, especially in that red dress!

colorsmiths said...

Happy New Year to one of my favorite artists! May the generosity of spirit which you practice so well return to you many times over in the coming year and for many years to come!
D' Ann

Nancy said...

Happy Chinese New Year, Corra. May the coming year hold many blessings for you and yours. And you look adorable in that red dress. I may be unmarried but I'm sure as heck not younger. :D

preciously_p said...

Read your msg at beadingaholics and thot I'd drop in to say:

Here's wishing you a HAPPY and PROPITIOUS LUNAR NEW YEAR!

The red qi pao is elegant and you looked demure!

Hope you had a happy tuan yuan fan with your family and loved ones.


Judy Whitfield said...

Happy New Year. May this year be blessed with good fortune and much happiness. You are a beautiful and talented lady - about as big as a minute. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us.
Judy Whitfield
Texas - USA

AFlyOnTheWall said...

Xin Nian Kuai Le! 新年快乐 Welcome the Year of the Ox!

Continued success with your lovely designs Cora - you are a really lovely lady!

Robyn Hawk

Anonymous said...

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!! Oh, the infamous red packets. That's what every child looked forward least I did. :) It's sad to see them go away cause that means you're getting older. Yes, marriage cuts them off. Well, you are very generous to offer them to your readers. Hope to win one. :)


Sorcie said...

Happy new year!

Beaded Zen said...

Xin Nian Kuai Le ~ to Corra and blog visitors

I've been a secret visitor to your blog for a while now. Thought it was time I said hello =)

Michelle said...

Happy Chinese New Year! Wishing you and everyone else happiness, health and prosperity in the coming year! (and always)!

Corra you are very lovely and I quite enjoy my tutorials - thanks again!