Long + Weekend
This week, the town has been filled with the preparation and celebration of Chinese New Year. I could see lion dance performers in random places, performing in public. There is a big rooster lantern placed in the middle of Chinatown main street. A stage stood a few blocks away, where they played Chinese drama. This time around, last year, we went to a friend's house for a barbecue party and ordered McDonalds at 8 pm before the store closed. This year, it means a long weekend, a reason to procrastinate on the laundry, an extra time in bed and additional swirls of whipped cream in our coffee cups.