Sunday, February 17, 2013
Chinese New Year
Ryan and I went to Chinatown to take part in the Chinese New Year festivities. The firecracker ceremony was at noon, and they set off hundreds of them at once which was really really loud, but fun. Then we took to the streets for all that confetti popper fun. That's where all the real fun is- total chaos, totally informal, and just tons of people with schoolkid glee and magic in the air. Lots of dragons snaked through the streets, blessing local businesses with dances. It was a fun time. Afterwards we got hot drinks with tapioca pearls and herbal jelly. I've had tons of cold versions of these drinks while living in Hawaii and Japan, but I didn't know there was a hot version, and I am in love. It was tricky trying to find a place to take outfit photos with no one else in the background. it was crazy crowded. But we trekked over to the arch on the outskirts of Chinatown and found a spot. It was a warmer day than most, and I didn't have to wear my down coat. So I celebrated by wearing one of my most vibrant ones.
boots: old riding boots from childhood
Posted by Kitsune-kun at 11:44 AM