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Feb 14, 2011

இ Heart2Heart 情人节

Feb 14 2011 everybody would know pretty well its Valentine's Day where couples would be celebrating love in the air with candle light dining digging deeper into the pockets due to the steep prices. Firstly the price of sugar cane had shot up rocket sky high on the 8th day of CNY and now roses would follow the same rocket trend. Stylized depictions of hearts (♥) are used as prevalent symbols representing love thereby would be dangling all over shopping malls with doves and Cupid. *Why Ask Why* the shape of heart (♥) turns out to be this way and guess we might not get a pass in our biology exam to draw the heart in this shape?



There has been some speculation about the connection between silphium plant and the heart shape (♥) symbol where the plant seeds are used for birth control purposes. The symbol is remarkably similar to the Egyptian "heart soul" (ib) which could possibly derived from the shape of silphium seed grown in Cyrene, Libya. As the seeds were so heavily used by the Ancient Egyptians in curbing pregnancy the plant became extinct. The shape of  Heart (♥) depicting a seed/fruit of silphium are found in ancient Cyrene silver coin. Other version of the Heart (♥) symbol could also be considered to depict features of the human female body? Bananaz Beleaf It Or Not? [Read]


Thoth
In Egyptian Mythology, the heart was the key to the afterlife during Judgment Day where the heart of the dead was examined by a jackal-headed Anubis during the Weighing of the Heart ceremony. The heart is weighed against the feather of truth by the goddess Ma'at with Ammut awaiting the result and the recording by Thoth, a man with the head of an ibis or a baboon. If the heart weighed more than the feather of Ma'at, it was immediately consumed by the monster Ammut, a female demon with a body of part lion, hippopotamus and crocodile. Next, the triumphant having passed the test is presented by the falcon-headed Horus to Osiris, seated in his shrine with Isis and Nephthys to pass into paradise.




When in love we often say it with flowers or with 5 Cs, what about singing one of Teresa Teng's *The Moon Represents My Heart* to woo your loved ones and to touch her heart? In this movie Ritchie made the song poorer. Anyone wanna have a go at Sentral Station?




*More HEARTS (♥)*







Happy Walletime Valentine's Day

Emoticon Banana bailando

71 Bunchesஇ:

Ben said...

Interesting... never know Valentine can be so potpourri with sugar canes, roses, silphium plant, Egyptian mythology and Teresa Teng joined together :) Happy Valentine to you!

suituapui said...

Nah!!! I prefer Teresa Teng's version of the song...and this long-haired guy, Chi-yi or something like that. Who was it who absolutely killed the song - David Tao or was it Wang Lee Hom?

suituapui said...

More hearts:
My heart has a mind of its own - Connie Francis
Happy Heart - Petula Clark
...and yucks! My heart will go on and on and on and on and on.... LOL!!!

khengsiong said...

Curbing pregnancies? Do you mean contraception?

khengsiong said...

Happy V-day!

eugene said...

Your post title reminds me of one tv show i think late 70s or 80s that starred James Wagner,, Heart to Heart,, remember?

心中有爱,万物美丽

wenn said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Yvonne said...

I wish bananaz and loved ones a sweet valentine's day.

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

lol @ 5cs! haha happy Valentine's day to u Banana! :D

Casendra said...

Took me some times to digest(and is still digesting, hahaha)

Nice sharing, happy valentine's day to you too! :)

Life Ramblings said...

Valentine's Day is so commercialized these days and puts pressure on almost everyone. my DH likes to surprise me at other times when it is more meaningful. we are old romantics. :)

Life Ramblings said...

have a sweet Valentine with your wifey.

Bengbeng said...

happy valentine's day :) to u n all yr readers

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Yeap watched this richie rens movie - the part he render the song to cecilia cheung & also the evergreen Teresa teng...

May u have sweetess Valentine day with your sweetie

Gratitude said...

Wow, love your effort here, Thanks!
Whilst most symbols represent their own religions and cultures, the heart symbol is universal.

Happy Valentine, peace be with your loved-ones and you. ;)
+Ant+

Mei Teng said...

Couples celebrating Valentine's should spend wisely..otherwise burn a deep hole in the wallet! :)

[SK] said...

yeah, i really am curious since when the valentine's day has been made so commercialised, and every place you go offer valentine's promotion (but infact a lot more expensive than mormal).. and why must you buy flowers at 5 times more expensive and meals twice expensive and 20 times more difficult to book a table?? hmmm, time for a thought to go back to basic..

[SK] said...

errr, *The Moon Represents My Heart*?? well, this is definitely a classic from Ms Teng.. i currently enjoy the funky version by Mr Khalil Fong 方大同(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yR7_2-M9Hc).. enjoy and have a great Valentine's Day to Bananaz.. BTW, bananaz should be sold at normal price today yeah?? :D

Alice Law said...

Wow, thanks for sharing the songs! Since my husband is outstation, I just draw some free massage coupons and free food bath coupons for him, muahahaha!

Wishing you a great valentine!

Autumn Belle said...

So many animated hearts here makes my heart pumping very fast lah. Or is it the liver moves when in love??? - Hati berdenyut kerana cinta. Happy Valentine's Day to you and wife!

willie a.k.a reptoz said...

HeLLo Banana,

Feel likes eating bananas today. That's an interesting symbolic meaning of hearts. Never thought it has many other meanings. I only know one ; LOVE.

Yeas I have to agree that prices of things are increasing. I used to buy a Rose for RM12. But on the 14th Feb. I bought a Rose for RM16. Cekik darah but for Love, I don't mind spending a bit. HAhahaha! Like you said, our pocket is being dig deeper nowadays.

You have a nice Valentine's Day too yeah?

Meichun Jones (Jeannie) said...

Hello Bananaz~ Long time! Happy Valentine's Day!! You got an new awesome header there. I'm wondering if my email system is working. Did you receive my emails recently?

Thanks!
- Jeannie

lina said...

Happy Valentine's Day.

Had a great celebration or not for the day (or night)? :D

EastCoastLife said...

With V-day getting too commercialized these days, I am celebrating mine daily. :D Instead of making the retailers and restaurants fat, I'm cooking my own V-day dinner and making my own gifts. :D

Bananazஇ said...

Ben இ Happy *Rojak* Valentine haha

suituapui இ Agree Ritchie not only enrich the song but bankrupted it haha. Just a movie so no need to sing well in order to woo lady sing with the heart however the last part OK mah. Its Ritchie Ren quite a well known and popular singer/actor from Taiwan. Wanted to post one of my fav song by Ritchie but not on the right mood on Valentine's Day cause its a break up song called 'heart too soft' Xin Tai Ruan

இ Connie Francis & Petula Clark? Great singers eh. Yeah 'Your Heart Must Go On and on and on..' lovely!.

Bananazஇ said...

khengsiong இ Yes its a herbal contraceptive. Happy V-Day

eugene இ That's Robert Wagner hehe sorry cant remember his other heart's name haha.
心中有爱,万物美丽 got this translated from MDBG dictionary & it says "Heart center got love, all living things beautiful". Lovely..tQ

wenn இ Happy V-Day!

Bananazஇ said...

Yvonne இ Happy V-Day love your kitchen & LV handbag coming soon.

Caroline இ Now heard got 6Cs?. Very 'yin saat' (real fact) right? No money no honey haha

Casendra இ Sorry typed too fast promised next post would go slow easier to digest haha *juz kidding*. Izzit like rojak as what Ben commented? Happy V-Day.

Bananazஇ said...

Life Ramblings இ Yes very commercialized indeed. What to do those biz owners also studied economics strictly about supply & demand. Great DH of yours so romantic no need to wait for V-Day. tQ.

Bengbeng இ Happy Valentine's Day to you & wifey even though you cant go out at home can also celebrate at home.

MRC இ Ah yes her name is Cecelia Cheung used to Cheung Pak Chi..haha
Sweetie sweet Valentine to you too.

Bananazஇ said...

+Ant+ இ Thanks! Love to dig the bull's horn so to speak for unusual & unexpected happenings. You have a great Valentine too. tQ.

Mei Teng இ Its aka Walletime haha..if they can afford it and dont mind the steep price well go for it.

[SK] இ Oh! no no no Bananaz not for sale hahaha.

Bananazஇ said...

[SK] இ Really the prices of flowers & dinners soared that high? Bananaz not willing to spend on Walletime's Day. One of my lady friend told me she would prefer other things more practical *saat chai* which she can keep for years than the flowers for a week. Will check on the funky version. tQ.

Alice Law இ Glad you liked the songs. So celebrating with the kids then. tQ.

Autumn Belle இ Heart pump faster so as to make it lighter join in ~ love in the air haha. Since its V-Day just inundate the whole entry with hearts haha.tQ

Bananazஇ said...

willie a.k.a reptoz இ Love is Heart and Heart is Love haha. Ok mah only increase by RM2. Just a simple dinner in nephew's house loh sang again. haha. tQ.

Meichun Jones (Jeannie) இ Hi Jeannie laoshi yes received your email. Yeah its lonnggggg time. Happy Valentine's Day.

Lina இ Oh just a simple home cooked dinner with nephew & family, lohsang again haha. Happy V-Day. tQ

ECL இ How nice to have home cooked food and own gifts. You are right! Day Day is Valentine's day. tQ

Casendra said...

Ahaha, no no, no rojak, aja english no good, that's why diff to digest... :p

Cloudia said...

interesting!!




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Ai Shiang said...

I do think Valentine day etc etc is a commercial propaganda. The retailers will be smiling big because they get to charge people who are emotionally involved double or triple for flowers and choc.

Bananazஇ said...

Casendra இ You slow slow come no hurry shall get them digested.

Cloudia இ Aloha..

Ai Shiang இ Think Australia is no different with the prices jacked up sky high even though sending flowers to love ones is very common there? Malaysian practically say it with flowers on the most 2 or 3 occasions in a year, on birthdays & V-Day maybe on wedding anniversary.

I-Love-Hate-America.Com said...

Wow....a lot of Valentine trivia...thanks for sharing.

foongpc said...

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!! Interesting topic about hearts! : )

HappySurfer said...

That Richie Ren movie is hilarious. Thanks for the revisit. Enjoyed it.

Thanks too for the Teresa Teng original version. A fav number at k-ok lounges.
Also gave the version recommended by SK a listen. If you like jazz, you may like this version. I wonder if there's a rap version or even a rock version. LOL!

Very nice collection of videos. Thanks. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day, Bananaz.

MKL said...

I think the heart shape is 2 lovers kissing, so the heads stick together :P

CH Voon said...

WAKAKA... i really like the first movie - he sing damn poor but this is the method to date the girl.

so touching MTV la... I will try to learn how to sing like that.

but, the blackground - people play a very important roles here... can you be one of my blackground too :P

CH Voon said...

the second one... it is really sweet compare to the first one - comedy MTV.

the second so sweet and feel drunk oledi. NOT need to drink vodka...and feel a bit drunk now.

CH Voon said...

err... all the english love song... not really touch my heart. hehehe

anyhow, i wish you happy chap go meh :)

Bananazஇ said...

I-Love-Hate-America.Com இ tQ for dropping by.

foongpc இ Happy Valentine wishes to you too.

HappySurfer இ Happy Valentine's wishes to you too. Glad you love the videos. Namewee should come out with a rap haha.

Bananazஇ said...

MKL இ Really two heads together? haha.

CH Voon இ Mr Booh can sing like Ritchie to your Russian girlfriends after plenty of vodka? haha. I'll be you background support when you come back and sing at Sentral Station hehe. Happy Chap Goh Meh its tomorrow.

Lily Riani said...

The Moon Represents My Heart - my fav, i like the david tao version. do you have? i lost mine when my ipod rosak. sigh...

jam said...

But this year business not good as Islams in the country are encouraged not to celebrate the Valentine's Day.

Bananazஇ said...

Lily Riani இ Cool song by David. Gotta need your email address.

Bananazஇ said...

jam இ Valentine is a Day of LOVE..haha

Netster said...

Chap goh meh lo still Valentine ah? but today's one is Chinese Valentine.

So I am throwing you 2 biji Mandarin orange

Bananazஇ said...

Nester இ tQ for your two Mandarin or Hakka oranges, wrong person to throw lah bro must throw to liang moi mah aiya why me..haha. Anyway thanks for the thoughts hehe. Happy Chap Goh Meh.

Ever Green Tree said...

Helloz n a Belated Happy Valentines Day to you too! Hope you had a lovely time celebrating with Family n Friends. Interesting n Heart-y V-day post!

Bananazஇ said...

Ever Green Tree இ No problem tQ. Namaste

Pete said...

Aiya, Tereas Teng...very long ago liao! Where did you go for dinner?

Bananazஇ said...

Pete இ Old horse old song mah haha..Simple dinner only just Bananaz and Mango no grand celebration.

HappySurfer said...

Whoa! Bananaz going bananas, but I like.. Nice masthead! So fruitful.. would surely make the orangutan very happy.

Bananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ Instead of Year Year Got 'Fish' its gonna be Year Year Got Bananas hahaha.

Isaac Tan said...

Very nice writeup for valentines day!

Bananazஇ said...

Isaac Tan இ tQ. Oh we missed each other as you met STP at the crack of dawn and me at noon. We still have next time haha

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