Thursday, February 03, 2011

Happy Year of the Rabbit!!

Chúc Mùng Năm Mới!


Happy Lunar New Year!

People born in the Year of the Rabbit are articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent taste. Rabbit people are admired, trusted, and are often financially lucky. They are fond of gossip but are tactful and generally kind. Rabbit people seldom lose their temper. They are clever at business and being conscientious, never back out of a contract. They would make good gamblers for they have the uncanny gift of choosing the right thing. However, they seldom gamble, as they are conservative and wise. They are most compatible with those born in the years of the Sheep, Pig, and Dog.

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I found the pictures through Google Images.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

chinatown flower festival

The Chinatown Flower Festival kick starts the lunar new year celebration in San Francisco. The streets of Chinatown are blocked off from traffic so many flower vendors and other vendors can set up tents along the street. Even though the weather was a bit on the gloomy side this year, people were in high spirits. Here are some pictorial highlights from the festival.

Lots of vendors selling flowers:

San Francisco Chinatown Flower Festival

new year blooms

good luck money tree

orchids galore

Lots of vendors selling other knick knacks for the new year:

Lunar New Year decorations

Winnie the Pooh celebrates Lunar New Year too!

new year decorations

There was a lot of plastic statues this year...

hanging out with the man of the street

plastic princesses

golden tiger on the prowl

And something I will never get out of my head:
pig snouts

I am looking forward to the New Year Parade and Street Fair, marking the end of the two week celebration.  Crossing my fingers that it will be sunny during President's Day weekend!