Happy Lunar New Year to those of you who follow that calendar. This past weekend I celebrated Chinese New Year with 100+ of my closest international friends. Ping pong tournament, karaoke, mahjong, games and authentic Chinese food to boot. Mmmm... so so good.
|The flyer I made for the event.|
It was like a little bit of home. Every year since I was 11 years old my family would always celebrate Chinese New Year. With the most elaborate and beautiful dragon dances, drums, lion dancers, red envelopes and well-wishes (some years there would be fan dances and calligraphy too).
In the past I would wear a qipao but this year I wore a wonderful black silk jacket with a peacock embroidered on it, thanks to my momma who mailed it to me. I've had the jacket for several years now, but I have forgotten to bring it to LA with me every time I visit.
|This is my qipao I wore in 2009.|
I'm usually the only one dressed up but there is no other time I will wear a qipao, so why not?
|A silly self-portrait I made years ago.|
In short, I had a lovely time with amazing friends, I miss my family, and I hope this year is fantastically blessed.
I'd better go to bed now, I have had a rather long day.