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Celebrating Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival

Dear DCNers & Chinese Language & Culture lover, The 2nd Meetup of DCN has been finalized with the detail below:

As Chinese New year is around the corner now, I believe everyone is ready for the celebrating. Let us recap what we learned during our first Meetup, that Chinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in China. Chinese New Year begins on the first day of the lunar calendar, so it is also called Lunar New Year, and it is considered the beginning of spring, so it is also called Spring Festival, and it ends with celebrating of Lantern Festival. This year the Lantern Festival is falling on February 24th, and it marks the last day of the Chinese New Year season. Therefore, we will celebrate Chinese New Year as well as Lantern festival in this Meetup.

Where we are : China Sea Restaurant

What Time : 700pm - 930pm @ 23rd February; the last 2nd day of Chinese New year, Saturday

What we do:

1. Networking and discussion- Topic to be discussing:

- Practice what we have learned during last Meetup - use Mandarin Chinese greeting each other ‘Happy Chinese New Year?’

- Share your experience gained this year for the Customs and Traditions to Celebrate Chinese New Year;

-How to celebrating Chinese Lantern Festival;

- What special food for Lantern Festival Chinese?

- ALSO,  We will learn a few new Mandarin Chinese words related to holiday season and celebrating

2. Having fun - The most important fun to us – trying chopstick – with authentic Chinese dinner

What we will eat : our complete dinner Manu is below:

1、甜酸虾仁Sweet and sour shrimps ;

2.宫保鸡丁Spicy diced chicken w/ peanuts

3.竹香牛肉Fried beef w/ pancake & spring onion & cucumber

4.麻婆豆腐Mapo Tofu 5.铁板海三鲜Sizzling three kinds of seafood

6.腰果西芹Fried celery w/ cashew nut

8.油泼鱼片Steamed fish fillet 9.葱 油 饼Scallion cake

10.酸 辣 汤 Hot and sour soup 11.蛋 炒 饭(fry rice) ;

12、三素水饺 (Vegetable Dumpling)

13、精美果盘 (Mix Fruits plate)

14、中国茶水和冰水 (Chinese Tea * Ice water

What we  should return: The cover change is AED 50.00 exclude soft drinks that cost we should look after. We will pay it to DCN ambassador before the event at the venue entrance.

Our event is non-profit social activity to aim at build up a platform for Chinese language and culture lover to learn to share the information and the knowledge.

Your advice and suggestion is important to me. Please feel free to tell us what your thought about our meetup is.

I look forward to seeing you in our 2nd DCN meetup, cheers !

Many Thanks & warm regards

Qi (www.qi-chinese.net)





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  • Qi X.

    Dear all, thank you so much for whoever participate in last event that we celebrated the Chinese Lantern Festival together.
    Due to the change for 3rd DCN meetup, which request us to provide the maximum accurate numbers for the attendee, so can I expect you to make sure to attend the event once you singed YES, in any case, if you could not make it and please change the RSVP as earlier as possible. I ask this as you may notice that we have 43 member signed YES to RSVP but 25 of them showed up during our 2nd event. I appreciate someone sends me the message to inform us can’t come.
    Many thanks In advance,
    Best regards / Qi

    March 6, 2013

  • MARY

    Hi everyone. Had a great evening on Saturday. Look forward to the next one.

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • Qiuxia F.

    it was really good experience to meet so many nice people, so happy for the event, looking froward to seeing all of you again in the next meet up , and hope more people will join.

    2 · February 24, 2013

  • Raffaele Lo M.

    fantastic

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • tom

    OOh LaLa DCN ROCKS!!!!!! and my chopstick skills were not so bad though..Lolzzzzz

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • tom

    wonderful !!!!!!!

    February 24, 2013

  • Conor

    Nice to meet you all. See you next time!

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Amy C.

    And any contact number can I call when I reach there?

    February 23, 2013

    • Qi X.

      thank you Augustne for the help..

      February 24, 2013

  • Qi X.

    It was very good and so nice to see new and old friend to get togther again. Till now, we DO celebrited Chinese New Year in Dubai happyly ....

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was lovely meeting so nice people like you. I felt that I am at home with your warm welcome. The food was fantastic and meeting was really awesome. I hope t see you all in my meetup at http://www.meetup.com/Languageexchangedubaigroup/
    Thanks everyone

    2 · February 24, 2013

  • Xialu Y.

    Really happy to see so many people together, food was amazing. Just serve a bit slow :)

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Di

    Nice event! Glad to meet people who are interested in Chinese language, Chinese culture and Chinese food, etc..Some people can actually speak good Chinese which really made me go wow. lol.but too bad it seems that some people didn't show up.

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Austin G.

    Sorry some urgent meeting

    February 23, 2013

  • Lee W.

    Sorry everyone I am very ill today so am staying in ... Next time

    February 23, 2013

  • Amy C.

    Can I bring one guest more

    February 23, 2013

  • Qiuxia F.

    welcome all the new members join DCN, i am so happy that more and more people are joining the 2nd meet up, looking forward to seeing all of you on that day , cheers

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • Qi X.

      qiuxia, chengli will come with one of her friend, but have not yet register yet. Please count her in...

      February 22, 2013

    • Qiuxia F.

      OK,i will

      February 22, 2013

  • Warren

    I wanna come, count me in, but how to get there?

    February 19, 2013

    • Qiuxia F.

      You can check the address at the home page, it is stated there, it is just neat clock tower, deria . Welcome

      February 19, 2013

    • Qi X.

      HI Warren, could you please change your RSVP to Yes to confirm you will join the event? many thanks

      February 22, 2013

  • Miao W.

    很高兴和大家一起过元宵节,不知道有没有汤圆?哈哈哈

    February 22, 2013

    • Qiuxia F.

      对啊,很期待,我上次没有去,这次就可以见到你们这­班新朋友了。

      February 22, 2013

    • Qi X.

      当然有汤圆拉。。

      February 22, 2013

  • Qiuxia F.

    Yes, you will pay on arrival, I will be the one collect the money, looking forward to seeing you

    February 22, 2013

    • Di

      awesome!!! can't wait to meet you all!!!

      1 · February 22, 2013

  • Di

    Please advise how i am gonna pay? on arrival? to whom?

    February 22, 2013

  • AHMED 爱.

    unfortunatly 23rd i'll be in ABUDHABI with govrnment deligation group, i'll try to come early so i can catch up with u.

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • Qi X.

      Ahmed, try your best, we all want you in...

      February 22, 2013

  • Qiuxia F.

    no problem, you just try to catch up with us, if not, we still have meet up coming on :)

    February 21, 2013

  • Kirat S.

    Look forward to celebrating Chinese New Year with you all!

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • Qi X.

      Welcome to DCN, Kirat, I am glad to have you on board and hope you will enjoy with us.

      1 · February 21, 2013

  • Qi X.

    Dear all DCNers,
    The short and sweet weekend is coming. Here is my gentle and soft reminder to all Chinese language and culture lover from DCN. Our 2nd DCN meet up will be hold at China Sea restaurant on Next Saturday, 23rd Feb. I would love to remind you all, PLEASE RECHECK your RSVP to make sure it is presenting the correct statues – YES : you are coming with us;
    No: sorry for we cannot see you this time;

    With absolutely proud to tell you our DCN member have reached 89 till now and 41 DCNers will attend 2nd Meetup next Saturday with their 6 guests to be with for pre -celebrating the chinese new year and Landern festival.
    The restaurant especially prepared “Yuanxiao” for us that is a special chinese sweet for only Lantern festival .
    I thank you all, because you participate in the DCN group that make our meetup to be successful and enjoyable. I do appreciate your participation and look forward to seeing you soon.
    With warm regards
    Qi (www.qi-chinese.net)

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will still try to make it but can't be sure so have changed to not attending. Gutted, that I might miss it

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • Qi X.

      Felt sorry to miss you this... NO worries. We will meet up next month, have a nice time.

      February 21, 2013

  • Amy C.

    Hi everyone, know the event from my friend Sara, would love to come, also my friend candy also like to come and sing karaoke for us, but because of her working time till 6pm at jebel Ali, maybe only can reach at7:30pm, hope u guys don't mind~

    1 · February 20, 2013

    • Qi X.

      Amy, welcome. 730pm will not be a problem. please sign in RSVP to YES, that mean you will like to join this event. slso +1 to your booking, means you will have a guest with you. xx

      1 · February 20, 2013

  • Qi X.

    The best way is taking metro and get off on the Al Rigga station, then walking about 8 minutes toward the clock tower, Turning right once you reched the clock tower, 2 minutes walking and you can see Red landern hangup there - China sea is there.
    you certernly can drive a car, parking lot available behind the restaurant, but can be so busy during the weekend.

    February 20, 2013

  • Xialu Y.

    hey guys,just came back from china. The weather here is really enjoyable, my hometown is too cold though. Wish to see u guys all in our 2nd meet up. I'll be there a little bit late. Got work that day, but I'll show up. See ya all sooooooooooooon!

    1 · February 18, 2013

    • 巴提

      欢迎你回来了.

      1 · February 19, 2013

    • Xialu Y.

      谢谢

      February 19, 2013

  • Salim

    Would love to attend but I am traveling. Next meet up for sure

    1 · February 18, 2013

    • Qi X.

      Don't worry, Saleem. what we say - there is always next time :) -- every 3rd friday or Sat of a month is the time for us to Meetup.

      February 18, 2013

  • Qiuxia F.

    hi, my name is Cindy, i am the ambassador for the 2nd DCN meet up, if you have any questions during the meet up, i will be willing to help you, hope everyone will enjoy and share our happiness together.

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Xialu Y.

    I'll be there,but a bit late

    1 · February 18, 2013

    • Qi X.

      Don't worry. we are glad to see you and will wait for you. :)

      February 18, 2013

  • Qi X.

    Welcome back, Xialu. I am sure you had a wondeful chinese new year in china with you dady and mum together..wish the year of snake will bring you all good luck...
    see you soon

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Qi ;-)
    first of all HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

    I have a question regarding the 23rd. Two of my Chinese friends are coming with me at 6pm but I have another 2 that loved to join. The only problem is that they can only be there by 7pm/8pm. So they won't be there for eating but are curious to meet other Chinese and celebrate. is it ok if they come by later on just for talk, karaoke?
    xx

    1 · February 15, 2013

    • Qi X.

      Hello, Shirin, our net-working and celebrating will set up at begining time. So better advice your fried to join the DCN, be our member, and then decide what they would like to do. Our dinner will start after all the celebrating activities. Many thanks

      February 16, 2013

  • Qi X.

    “Jiaozi” meet “rose” – 饺子和玫瑰

    Today is 5th day of Chinese New Year, it is an important celebrating day for Chinese NY, traditionally we have to eat “jiaozi”-dumpling . Though Chinese New Year is lasting for 15days, main celebrating wave is over from today and til the last and big celebrating of lantern festival come again that marks the end of New Year season.The government section/companies will resume work after 2 days. This year, today is also a Valentine's Day, rose and chocolate should present to our beloved one. Why don’t you bring the rose and take your beloved one to have a romance dinner with “jiaozi”.

    Dear DCNers, I really look forward to hearing your story/experience about Chinese New Year that combined with Valentine’s Day ( not every year have this chance) of 2013 in Dubai. Tell us what you did, what you observed during Chinese New Year IN Dubai. We will nominate one best story which will win an award of free dinner for 3rd DCN Meetup.
    Chun Jie Kuaile!
    Qi

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone. Unfortunately. I'm flying on a long business trip, and I won't be able to make it to the new year event :-/ I'll see you all when I'm back. Cheers!

    1 · February 6, 2013

    • Qi X.

      HI Geo, Wish you have a happy journey. sourly we will miss you. :) looking forward to seeing you in next time. Cheers!

      1 · February 7, 2013

    • tom

      Hi Geo wishing you a very safe & happy journey, hope to see you soon!!

      2 · February 7, 2013

  • tom

    Boy i am super excited for the 2nd meetup!!!! Hope i can still use the chopsticks Lolzzzzzzz

    2 · February 5, 2013

  • Lee W.

    Do you guys speak Chinese at these events... I need to practise.. My Chinese In-laws are coming soon!!!!!!

    February 2, 2013

    • Kunkun L.

      Hi Lee, welcome to DCN, we will speak English during the event, but you can practice Chinese with us, looking forward to see you.....

      1 · February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there

    1 · January 24, 2013

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