I want to wish all my friends and readers (if any) a wonderful Lunar new year or Chinese new year :). I heard a ton of fireworks being played outside but didn't see any. I guess they were too far or not high enough for me to see. DAMN I should've made my way to the temple. I am sure they were playing a ton of fireworks! Remind me to make it there by the 15th day of the new year. :D More fireworks I hope!!
As we bid farewell to the year of the rabbit (I think) we say hello to the year of the dragon. So all of the babies born from this day forward (Monday) will be dragon babies :D Awww...
The people born on the year of the Dragon is said to be brave, passionate and self-assured.
"This Chinese New Year 2012 ushers in the Water Dragon. Water exerts a calming influence on the Dragon's innate fire. Water Dragons are more open to other people's opinions than other Dragons which gives them the ability to channel their personal charisma into real leadership qualities." via
Some famous people born in the year of the Dragon are John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Matt Dillon and Al Pacino. The Dragon's lucky color is yellow.
What I love most about Chinese new year is (other than the visiting friends and food) are the lanterns! They are so pretty and here they string them across buildings. I have taken pictures of them over the years but they do not do them justice. It is hard to capture a very beautiful scenery with my oh-no-so-professional camera. I will have to try my best in the future.
So in celebration of the new year I will be visiting a friend whom I visited every year and on odd years with CLK. Since he is not around this year I will be going with the troops...old friend. :) I love my friends who I have known for years and years. I want angpow (money they usually give out in red envelops) but my friend is not married and he is not required to give them... damn. LOL
I hope this year will bring luck to me, I was born in the year of the Rat, too bad there wasn't a year of the cat...I am somewhat rat-like in personality..LOL. I hope this year will bring us all prosperity, wealth and good health. :) Dust off your welcome mat and say hello to the Dragon.
I love this last photo. I want to do this sometime :D
HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR TO ALL ~~
Edit: After a little sleep I realize I forgot one important character during this lunar new year, Mushu! LOL I love Mushu XD