Sunday, January 22, 2012

“Kung hei faht choi!”

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That's what they're saying in China today (where it's already tomorrow), and in the Philippines, as well as in any country with a large Chinese population, not to mention Chinatowns all over the world. Today begins the lunar new year in China -- to be more exact, “The Year of the Dragon.”

I took Paul to his first "dragon festival" in DC's Chinatown when he was about two years old. He fit right in with his bright red snowsuit. Such is the culmination of a fifteen-day celebration that begins today (at least where it's already tomorrow). This clip was taken at the National Building Museum five years ago, with a phone camera. That was the Year of the Pig, but at least a dragon showed up.

Obviously camera phones have come a long way in five short years, don't you think?

Or don't you?
 

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