8 Things That Made My Chinese New Year in 2008
So it’s that time of the year again. Time to go back home to the girlfriend’s hometown, and from there to pass the Chinese New Year at her grandmother’s farm.
The way that people pass the New Year in China differs from province to province, and town to town, but the warm feeling inside must be about the same.
Anyway, here are some that made my Chinese New Year a little more special than usual:
What Made My Chinese New Year
- Asked my girlfriend to marry me in Hai’nan, and asked the parents in her hometown. By far the best part of the holiday (everything else doesn’t come close).
- Saw the baby who pooped on the floor and the dog that ate it.
- Ate a really big, really fresh chicken leg to kick off the New Year’s eve feast, as usual.
- Set off the most bad ass fireworks in Grandma’s farm area (in many farms in China, families live next to or close to each other and work different pieces of the nearby land)
- Watched a far better than usual Craptacular. They seemed to have kicked out many of the older hosts and skits in favor of more popular stars.
- Posed with more family than ever before for the big New Year’s / New Year’s Eve shot.
- Communicated better with family than ever before, and felt more at home.
- Slept and ate much more than usual. Laziness and glutiny, in moderation, soothe the soul.
How about you? What made your Chinese New Year a good one?