February 2, 2011

Trending Twitter Topics Near Chinatown for Chinese New Year

Source: trendsmap.com Feb 2, 2011 4:15pm
Most of the trending topics in Manila, particularly Binondo, are focused on Chinese New Year as they are ready to usher in the year of the rabbit.

Here are the top keywords trending on twitter as of Feb. 2, 2011 4:15pm:
  • Hei, Choi - words from the Chinese New Year greeting "Kung Hei Fat Choi".
  • Tikoy - ceremonial food (rice cakes) associated with Chinese New Year
  • lunar - sometimes also referred to as "Chinese Lunar New Year"
Then there is the other trending topic that February is also popular for:
  • valentine - talks on upcoming Valentines Day
In Manila, there will be a countdown to Chinese New Year at Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park at 9 p.m. Wednesday.  The traditional lion and dragon dances, Chinese delicacy offerings like tikoy and feng shui reading will take place in Manila.

Update: Feb 3, 2011 8:30am (Chinese New Year)
  • Hei, Choi - words from the Chinese New Year greeting "Kung Hei Fat Choi" which means "Congratulations and wishing you prosperity!”
  • Kiong, Huat, Tsai - words from the Chinese Hokkien dialect greeting of "Kiong Hee Huat Tsai"
  • fireworks - one of the highlights in celebrating Chinese New Year around midnight


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