According to the first version, the seven daughters of the Goddess of Heaven caught the eye of a Cowherd during one of their visits to earth.
The daughters were bathing in a river and the Cowherd, Niu Lang, decided to have a bit of fun by running off with their clothing.
It fell upon the prettiest daughter (who happened to be the seventh born), to ask him to return their clothes.
Since Niu Lang had seen the daughter, Zhi Nu, naked, they had to be married.
The couple lived happily for several years.
Eventually however, the Goddess of Heaven became fed up with her daughter's absence, and ordered her to return to heaven.
However, the mother took pity on the couple and allowed them to be reunited once a year.
Legend has it that on the seventh night of the seventh moon, magpies form a bridge with their wings for Zhi Nu to cross to meet her husband.
History, version 2
In the second version, Niu Lang and Zhi Nu were fairies living on opposite sides of the Milky Way.
Feeling sorry for the two lonely sprites, the Jade Emperor of Heaven actively tried to bring them together. Unfortunately, he succeeded too well - Niu Lang and Zhi Nu became so enraptured with each other that they neglected their work.
Annoyed, the Jade Emperor decreed that from that point on, the couple could only meet once a year - on the seventh night of the seventh moon.
And so today, star gazers celebrate Qi Qiao Jie by gazing up at the star Vega, east of the Milky Way which represents Zhi Nu,
and at the constellation Aquila, on the west side of the Milky Way, where Niu Lang waits for his lover to join him.
Pictures of Qixi: Chinese Valentine's Day
The Valentines Day comes on China on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month on the Chinese calendar. Chinese Valentines Day known as Qi Qiao Jie (QiXi) Festival in China. The other most popular names of Chinese Valentines Day is Festival of the Double Sevens’, ‘Seven Sister’s Festival’ and ‘The Daughter’s Festival’.
Chinese Valentines Day is based on the love story of the 7th daughter of Emperor of Heaven and an orphaned cowherd. The 7th daughter was forced to move to the star Vega and the cowherd moved to the star Altair. They are allowed to meet only once a year on the day of 7th day of 7th lunar month. Since this day celebrated on 7th day of 7th lunar month.
The celebrations of Chinese Valentine’s Day or Qi Qiao Jie – the seventh eve is quite different from usual Valentine’s Day celebration we see in rest of the world. In this day Chinese people visit the Temple of Matchmaker on the Chinese Valentine’s Day and pray for their love and happiness and their possible marriage. In this day the lovers are exchange of flowers, cards and chocolates as tokens of love between lovers.
SO.... Here i wish everyone...
happy Chinese Valentine's Day.
Tues-- was clearing some of my picture folder when i came across a few of those past photoshoot which i did.. share with u all..:)
I always wish for a home of my own where i can design it in my own ways.. Such eg...
Modern home design with swimming pool
Eachhomebegins with theentrance hall. Opening thedoor, man makes the first step in their house, entering the hall.
On the second level, i would use a diff wall color to bring out the vibrant of the whole house.
The bathroom is probably the smallest room at home. After a day of long activity, its best to soak yourself in the bathtub with lcd tv installed on the wall just to relAX AND enjoy:)
A surreal bedroom with great view. outside will be the swimming pool. There wont be any cabinets in the master bed room as all clothes and shoes shall be placed in...
classic walk in wardrobes
Thurs-- Waited for carol to arrive before we proceeded down to meet dionna and pearl for the payment of the japan trip that i will be going this coming nov:) After settling all the stuff with the travel agency, we then drove to OPH to meet chris for the ksuites. This time round, we sang almost near to 3hrs.
Fri-- work with carol, amanda, christal, xingyi and not to forget the rest of the girls too. Time passed rather slow when we r working but all were well. After work, A friend of ours sent us to Bukit Gombak station to meet carol's friend and johnny whom will be bringing me n carol to see a doctor. This is considered my third time of seeing a doctor again just for my cough which had been ongoing for 2 wks.
After the consultation, we then headed off to bukit timah for frog porridge before home sweet home.
Sat-- My first day of working for the invest fair 2010 at MBS convention hall. Sweet xavier came over n pick me up for work which start at 12pm. I was early for 20 min even when there is a road accident at PIE. Well.. Work was pretty alright as we just gotta approach ppl n tell them that there is a free coin bank to be given away to those who can answer the questionaire correctly. Worked with yvonne this time round, Havent been seeing her for quite some time so was happy to be able to see her again:)
After work which ended at 4pm, xavier came n picked me up again n off we went to cine to meet carol and her friend. Before the movie start, we actually grabbed a bite over at paragon starbucks.
CAught step up 3 in 3D
New York's intense street dancing underground comes alive in eye-popping Digital 3D in the third installment of the "Step Up" franchise as the raw, passion-fuelled culture goes global. A tight-knit group of street dancers, including Luke (Rick Malambri) and Natalie (Sharni Vinson), team up with NYU freshman Moose (Adam Sevani), and find themselves pitted against the world's best breakdancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.