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19) Few steps to CNY


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Wooden clogs are versatile shoes appear in and out of your house in olden days.  I remember during my childhood, I saw my mother wearing it into the toilet to do the laundry.  Another pair is placed outside the corridor, she wear that to do her gardening.

 It is also part of street hawkers’ attire in those days.  So it’s hard to miss out the “clark, clark, clark” sound throughout the busy food street.

 Wooden clogs are uncommon these days.  But as the scent of Lunar New Year gets closer, I realize I need a pair of wooden clog for this festive season.  Traditionally, it signifies “步步高升” literally means “higher steps” for the prosperous year ahead.

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This pair is meant for the ladies.  The shape resembles a woman’s perfect measurement!  In the past, it is common footwear for housewives to walk down the street doing bargains with their marketing or sometimes chasing their kids with a cane with it!

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The male version comes with broader shape.  It is not only domestic footwear for hawkers or coffee shop baristas, it is also ideal footwear for wearers to alert their movement with the sounds it created.

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I shall dedicate these two pairs of wooden clogs to all fellow Bloggers and Followers.

Wishing all taking their steps higher and higher, with good health and a very prosperous Lunar New Year!

Author: Sydney Fong

Hi, I am Sydney, a Singaporean. Making a living as an Architectural Illustrator, 3d product designer and visionary. My blog entails categories of my interest, joy, upheaval of life and its destiny. Every post has its own characteristic. It conveys a story of its own, and the life of its owner.

29 thoughts on “19) Few steps to CNY

  1. This reminds me of something. Back in the Philippines, I use to wear wooden clogs while washing clothes in the river. Thank you for sharing this. We call it “Bakya” (Wooden Sandal).

    • Another story behind the scene! :)
      I remember those street hawker like to wear this clog too.
      The sound of “clark,clark,clark: in the air….those in the days!
      Thanks for your sharing,niirmala!
      Wish you well and happy in 2013! Cheers!

  2. I don’t think you will ever get bored or have any dull moment! I think you find joy and amusement in every details of daily life! And even the clogs become a very interesting subject here. This was really interesting, and fun to read! Thank you :)

  3. I love these clogs and the stories they tell, so much history and culture conveyed through the wooden shoe. Wishing you higher and higher steps of much happiness, well-being and joy Sydney. Your blog is always such a pleasure to visit.

  4. These type of shoes or whatever they are called are hard to use.

  5. Thank you for that very interesting information. I learned something new today :)

  6. I love their bright red color!

  7. Very interesting and nice!!!

  8. Happy Lunar New Year! I hope you find your pair of wooden clogs soon. ^_^

  9. Aren’t they rather uncomfortable?

  10. Hi! I hope you don’t mind-I have nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award. Here’s the link ;)

  11. I love wooden clogs and have a pair that I use, they are golden ( I love glittery stuff :) ) Happy Lunar New New Year.

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