Try buying a piglet and then finding a red dress to fit.
Try burning paper money and trying NOT to free the caged sparrows.
Here in this country “Somewhere in Asia”, this Chinese New Year was celebrated in grand style:
Dragon-chasing, litchi martinis, Chinese dumplings, and the robe of an emperor.
-----photo by shamash
It began as a joke.
Last Chinese New Year (the Year of the Dog), Dragon Queen offered Squawk a puppy. It was a dog from hell, but Squawk kept it.
This year, we decided to offer her a piglet. With help from our longi-ed friends, we found a 45-day-old white pig, cleaned her up, and gave her a dress and a cute little leash. Little did we know that the pig was a squealer: try transporting a squealing male pig via car to your friend’s house.
Squawk didn’t find the joke so funny, but that’s because she didn’t know we had rented the pig for the evening, and that she wouldn’t have to take it home. In the end, there’s nothing that a few litchi martinis won’t solve, or a dinner table that looks like this.
Gwung Xi Faat Chi! (Prosperous New Year!), everyone.
There's still time to make a New Year's resolution. ;-)