Sunday, January 25, 2009

Xin Nian Kuai Le


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Happy Chinese New Year!!!

It's the year of the Ox... People born in the Year of the Ox are the supremely self-assured, and as a result are noted for inspiring confidence in others. Generally patient and thoughtful, they measure their words, and will speak clearly and concisely often when it matters most. Our most famous Ox currently? And oh what a year of the Ox it is...none other than President Obama.

We have had fun celebrating Lunar New Year this weekend. A church in the area puts on the most amazing celebration every year. They have a huge Asian community and have tons of volunteers. It's so fun!



Little bob and friends coordinated outfits and had a blast. There were lots of martial arts demos...which,of course, LB is all about right now. It was Power Rangers live people - she couldn't get enough. I seriously need to find a karate class soon!

Lots of performances...









Of course there was a Lion Dance...





And then, there was this...





"Ummm...excuse me... I don't think my agent understood what this gig is all about...I don't perform with a group"

She stood there through 4 songs and did not sing one solitary note...just stood there clutching her purse. At the end... she took her bow. She is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Yes, she is in a kimono.

The Chinese are not the only ones who celebrate the new year now. It is celebrated in many Asian cultures and many were represented at the party. Good times peeps!
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If you have been by in the past few days, you have seen many versions of the blog as I play around with it. I'm just figuring out how to change things on the template so bear with me as I play. My new banner is a picture of cupcakes I made over the weekend with a friend as a trial run for her wedding. They are a little too pastel colored since her colors are hot pink and lime green so off to the cake decorating store I go for different coloring gels...but think they are still pretty cute. Her theme is candy and her colors are hot pink, lime green and brown. She has 2 candy tables planned as well as these cupcakes. We'll all be sick.

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Wishing you all much happiness, prosperity and good fortune in this year of the Ox!

4 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

Happy New Year to you and your family too! That celebration looks like a lot of fun! I think it is wonderful that you immerse Little Bob in her homeland culture. It is really important and I am sure will show her in the future jsut how much you love her.

Your cupcakes are so cute! Pink and Green are my sorority colors!

Love ya,

Marlene

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Happy New Year Bob! LOVE the cupcakes : ) I'll check on that weekend in February and will let you know!

xo,
Moi

Suz Broughton said...

Those pictures are a treasure!
Happy New Year!

Predo said...

WOW! What more can I say! That looked like amazing fun!!!!! Happy New Year to you as well, and may it be twice as wonderful as the previous one!!!