The celebrations for Chinese New Year (it’s going to be the Year of the Rat) are about to begin so I went out last night to join in the fun here in Singapore — and an excellent night out was had by all, I have to add. Wandering through some of the market stalls in the evening, I came across a stall selling “lucky coins”. Naturally, I bought some. It turned out to be lucky for the stall owner (who got $2 for three old coins worth, essentially, nothing) and lucky for me too, because they gave me something to write about on the blog when I couldn’t think of anything else. The coins were cash, in the truest sense of the word.