Mundane Mondays, Vol. XV: Chinese New Year Parade

Monday, February 17, 2014

Good evening!

I hope you had a great weekend and a fabulous Valentine's Day. We didn't do much this year, as we planned to go to San Francisco the next day to wrap up Chinese New Year festivities and attend the parade. 

 We did exchange some presents though. In lieu of unwanted flowers (I only like a few varieties and prefer succulents) Morgan ordered me some Hakuhodo brushes. I like this man. I really do.
Also bought more polish storage, which I've been decorating. My presents to him were much less impressive, I have to admit. Also as a sort of mutual gift to each other (but I guess more for me, since I cook), bought a fantastic new Cuisinart set of stainless steel cookware, with which I am absolutely smitten.

My camera ran out of battery life about half way through the San Francisco CNY Parade and I hadn't thought to bring my spare, but I did manage to take a few pictures that I liked.

 How brave is that guy on the pole lion dancing?

There were so many firecrackers, everywhere. I think I read somewhere that 600,000 were let off in that parade. There were also people throwing those snaps on the ground - you know, the little packets of gunpowder and a small flint. These weren't the cute little pop-pop ones you buy for the 4th of July, these sounded like gunshots and were kind that freaked out parents when one went off near their children. For good reason too, a lady threw one right in front of me and it exploded and hit my cheek- it smarted for quite a while! That can't be very safe!

Anyways, I'm stuffed full of niangao and sachima, back to regular content shortly.

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