It’s Chinese New Year! Year of the snake.
Their New Years here is like Christmas in America. It’s a big deal.
They shoot fireworks all day long for two weeks straight. When I say all day I mean ALL DAY. I was woke up this morning to the boom of fireworks and I’ve listened to them all day. What the point is in shooting fireworks during the day, I still haven’t figured that one out. China fireworks are not like fireworks in America. They’re bigger, louder, and you can shoot them anywhere. Literally anywhere.
We spent our Chinese New Years Saturday watching movies, playing Mah Jong, and I snuck in a little bit of sociology (I’m such a good student).
Tonight I suppose we will be up watching fireworks. They’re too loud for anyone to sleep. Maybe we can track down some ear plugs.
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEARS EVERYONE!