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Chinese New Year

on February 8, 2013

February 10 was the Chinese New Year.  There are celebrations in Chinatown the 3 weekends before, Grandma says so they can make more money!  Since this was the Friday before Chinese New Year I decided we should take a field trip to Chinatown.  We went with the girls’ 91 year old Great-Grandma, and Tank’s daddy.  Before we left I taught them, ni hao (hi), shay shay (thank you) and they kind of already knew, Kung Hee Fat Choy (Happy New Year). IMG_3401I gave them each a li see with a dollar so they could buy something.  I thought pink envelopes would be fun since they are girls but grandma said, “red is good luck, never mind pink for girls or whatever.”

IMG_3403Hal’s mom was sick that day so she kept Hal home to contain the flu germs.  It was crowded everywhere so here they are outside the candy shop.  I got them some candied coconut.  Tank and Uniqua loved it.   We went into the market area where they saw some live fish and lots of animal parts.

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IMG_3406I didn’t get as many pictures as I would have liked.  We also didn’t get to see any lion dancing which I was hoping for.  The girls used their dollars on drums and fans.  They said “shay shay” to the sales lady and she said it back.  That was fun.  It was a lot of walking for them so we were all ready to go after a couple hours.  We stopped and bought manapua for lunch.  Char Hung Sut sells the BEST steamed manapuas!  We ate in the car on the way home.  Kung Hee Fat Choy!

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One response to “Chinese New Year

  1. Oooh. So fun. If u wasn’t busy having a baby that day, I might have come 🙂

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