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February 09, 2005

year of the rooster

it's chinese new year today, i had no idea! after living in the west for so many years, the meaning and the cultural values of chinese new years had gradually diminished.

i love this holiday for many reasons when i was living in taiwan:
many days off work (only if you are in asia)
money pockets from parents and relatives (for kids, that is)
unlimited supply of chinese food waiting to be enjoyed (love this part)
play dominos with money pockets receive

reasons why this holiday means less when living in america:
no days off (bummer!)
no firecrackers!!
no *real* homemade chinese food! (biggest bummer!)

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