C'mon, I know there are at least three of you Chinese heritage people reading this. Happy New Year to ya.
I have received three Chinese Happy New Year email greetings and one sms. I have just realised that I will probably live to be old enough to see Australia generally, celebrate Chinese New Year. This is good. Any excuse for a bit of binge drinking.
Now to get you up to speed on the protocols, here is the dirt on how to celebrate Chinese NY with a Chinese friend. You stuff an orange with your left hand into a red envelope and throw it at your loved friend with both hands. They then return fire with a deafening fire cracker. With them bruised and you burnt, you both go and get under a Chinese dragon and dance. The appreciative crowd gives you gold money.
I think that is how it goes. I should probably check the finer details.