Saturday, January 24, 2009

Chinese New Year

Yep - it's that time again, the lunar new year and all of China seems to shut down as most people head back to spend the week with their families. We learnt today that Temptations had already closed for the holiday so we were suddenly left without a chance to purchase some wine....

I think Tina mentioned it earlier, but we are now moving into the year of the Ox, or Cow. I think that this is supposed to be a good year, as opposed to the year of the Rat that we just finished with. Steveo over at has two good posts on the whole zodiac - here and here. I find linking to him is easier then pretending that I know what I'm talking about, or taking the time to actually get a better understanding of how this system works and what it means.

So with a week off we will be travelling again, this time heading back down to Ipoh, Malaysia to see our adopted sisters and to catch up with Big Red, Ben, and Daniel since they moved from Xiamen. We fly out Monday, the actual first day of the new year and we are looking forward to heading down to the warmth that is the 30c of Malaysia.

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