1st birthday

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1st birthday

Postby dardar63 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:11 pm

hi
my girl's 1st bday tomorrow and i know there is this tradition to put few items there for her to choose.. eg abacus, drumsticks etc.. anyone can tell me what are the items and what they represent ?

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Postby westmom » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:30 pm

If I recall (so many years liao), my traditional parents put these for my dd's first bday: a red egg, pen, ruler, abacus, book, scissors (children one), angkukueh..i think got some more but don't remember now. Bday girl must crawl (must be a distance) towards these items and pick 3 items that are laid on the floor. The moment she takes any item, remove from her and she continues for the other items. Supposed to signify what she will "be" when she grows up... abacus (Mathematician), book (writer/teacher), scissors (tailor), pen (writer..) I thought it was nonsensical but agreed for the fun of it. We put the "egg" far far behind...becoz it means "carry egg" for school marks (zero la!)...

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Postby lovecitylondon » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:16 am

we 'altered' the tradition a bit..

abacus (maths/physicist)
calculator (accountant)
ruler (judge/law/justice)
ang ku kueh (pure gluttony... or culinary-related career)
pen (academia/teacher)
syringe (doctor)

my mom's version:
ang ku kueh (pure gluttony... or culinary-related career)
pen (academia/teacher)
ruler (dunno)
calligraphy pen (dunno)
abacus (maths/accountant)

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Postby westmom » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:27 am

nowadays can add "mouse" (computer whizz), handphone (salesman??)...haha

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Postby schellen » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:58 am

lovecitylondon wrote:ruler (dunno)


Maybe this is for engineer/architect?

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Postby westmom » Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:59 pm

schellen wrote:
lovecitylondon wrote:ruler (dunno)


Maybe this is for engineer/architect?


Yeah schellen...you triggered my memory...i believe it is architect !

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