Happy Chinese New Year! The holiday usually translated into "Spring Festival" here. Chinese New Year has a "season" much like Christmas in the West. People are cheery and everybody is shopping (apparently, folks buy a ton of candy during this holiday, if what I've seen in the check out lines is any indication). Most things are closed right now except the big corporate stores and they will be until the 6th or 7th. The government gives folks an 18 day window to buy and shoot off fireworks in their neighborhoods. It's been crazy! Last night was the peak, of course, but the booms, pops and crackles are still going steady outside.
I took this picture last night from our laundry room window.
It's been noisy, but cool (except the air, of course). I've learned to sleep through it. Poor Reeves refused to go out last night during the height of it. I went to bed a bit earlier because I had a phone meeting for WGU to wake up for (though I woke up to the commotion at midnight and watched from the window). But Ian took some photos and video from the roof when the clock struck midnight.
I'v begged Ian to stop with the awkward "Dad commentary" in videos, but alas, you have that to enjoy as well. I suppose his hilarious premature agedness is one of the reasons we keep him around.
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