Manila Chinatown Prepares for the Year of the Horse

Ongpin Street, Binondo, Manila

I was with the Lifestyle Network’s FoodPrints team yesterday. The ever vibrant Ongpin Street was at its busiest. It was hard to breathe, what more with a full tummy, doing several rounds of food sampling? Have you gotten yourself lucky charms yet?

Happy 2014, everyone!

Money TreeOngpin St.Binondo ChrurchEng Bee Tin hopia and tikoy storeTikoy Time

Truckloads of tikoy (sticky rice cakes) were everywhere.

Ube SiopaoTikoy SamplerHorses on the SidewalkLuckChinese holidays fruit cart along Manila ChinatownProsperity SymbolsOn a Corner in Manila ChinatownLucky CharmsLion HeadLucky TrinketsThe No Name StoreWatermelon Man on a Street CornerSa may tulay sa Ongpin
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Chinese Lion Dance Visits Laoag

Lion in Laoag

As the Year of the Snake is about to commence, a traditional lion dance by the Santiago Sports and Athletic Association attracts a crowd along Nolasco St. in downtown Laoag.

The incoming Year of the Horse is expected to be fiery as the horse symbolizes power and passion. A social animal, the horse is generally the animal that best represents travel and fame.

Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!

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