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Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Yesterday I had a dumpling making party :). Happy Chinese New Years Everyone!!

Pigs and Butterfly

I love this video… it is great!!!
Well, it actually fits pretty well… since the year of the Pig is coming up (Chinese New Year) … so hey dance and celebrate!!!

My parents were soooo surprised yesterday. They were really sad that I could not come home for the new year and when I showed up and surprised them they were so shocked and happy!!! it is good to spend time back for for Chinese New Year. and of course the food at home was wonderful. Gosh. even with my numb tongue… I can taste and feel the wonderful flavors of Mom’s cooking.

Well, this is day 2 of my trip here. I miss the Superbowl yesterday… and I still don’t even know who won yet. But that is ok, I had a chance to spend some good and quality time with my Hsiu Hsiu. Today is Chinese New Year’s Eve, though it is a little bit strange not being home with my family on this day, but I think we will still have alot of fun here. Boy… I just have to say… there are people everywhere here in Shanghai. WOW.

Happy Chinese New Year….

I know it is a little late… but Oh well…

I been really busy with everything else in the world … I have not really had time to work on my site or my blog. I will try to dedicate some time everyday from now on to work on my site.

So� I guess everyone is wondering what happened this weekend� I mean �why did I not post anything about the Chinese New Year??� Well, all I have to say is that I had a lot of fun going back to Auburn for the Chinese New Year. It really felt like a traditional New Years celebration. I think the only thing that was missing was firecrackers.

So here is what happened.

Friday 01/31/2003

I took a half day of PTO, so I can get back to Auburn in time for dinner. We tried to get to the airport as quickly as possible. Well, at least I was hoping if we get there early enough my be we will get upgraded to first class. Well, that was not the case. Anyway� we arrived in Atlanta around 4:30 pm CST. My girl friend Hsiu Hsiu was there to pick us up. I took the keys and drive back to auburn. We got to Auburn just a little over 6 pm CST. When we walked in the door, everyone was already there. My parents have invited 9 other guests. It was a very warm and happy event. Of course the food was great. My mom cooked over a dozen different dishes. It was a very, very, complete Chinese dinner.

After dinner, we all stayed around and watched a very funny Hong Kong movie called �Conman 2002�. Now, after that comes the fun part. So what happened? Well, after most of our guest left, my mom, dad, sister, girlfriend, and I sit down and started a game of Mahjong. Well, it is sort of a Chinese tradition to stay up waiting for the New Year and play games like Mahjong. Anyway, I was extremely lucky that night. Pretty much which ever tiles I need or want I can draw it from the pool. In one instance, I even got a same suite, self draw, and it was my 3 continue as the bank!!! For those of you don�t know what that means, it means everyone pays me ton of money � hee hee hee� Ok ok� I have to give Hsiu Hsiu most of the credit� she was sitting next to me the entire night, giving me guidance on what to play�so I guess� she was my lucky charm �right? So after around 12:30 or 1, we finally finished 4 rounds.

Saturday 02/01/2003

Well, Saturday was another interesting day. First, let�s give a moment of silence to the crew of the space shuttle Columbia. It was a very tragic day for the US space program, but I am sure that the space program will continue. So when did you find out about Columbia? Well, I was picking up my girlfriend on Saturday to go to lunch with my family for my sister�s birthday, when I heard the shocking news. Yep, my little sister is turning 20� can you believe that? Anyway, we went to Red Lobster � the lunch was great. Afterward, I went over to Hsiu Hsiu�s place to prepare for the Chinese student association�s new years banquet. The banquet was nice� it was a lot smaller then I remembered. I guess it is because there are less and less Taiwan students in Auburn now days. {sigh} But going back to Auburn University, brings back a lot of memories. So after dinner� guess what� Mahjong again�. Well, tonight, I was not so lucky� but I still did not loose that much�

Sunday 02/02/2003

Time to head home� Well, I slept very well on Sunday. Why? It might be because I stayed up so late for the last couple of nights. Anyway, got up around 10 � head to mass around 10:30 and we were back around 12:00� called up Hsiu Hsiu for lunch at my parents� around 2� we heading to Atlanta for my plane ride back home� Houston home that is. So I finally walked back in my home in Houston around 8:30 or so last night. And that concludes my new year�s weekend� so how did you spend your Chinese New year??

Well… yesterday was really a blur…so .. I did not leave work until 9:40am yesterday. Yep… about 16 hours at work. Pretty fun huh? Well, after I got home I took a shower and head to bed. I got up about 5 hours later and got ready for Superbowl. Well, Superbowl was a big disappointment. 21-48 … what a blow out…. but still Scott, Wendy, and baby John came over and we had a wonder dumpling dinner… anyway… couple more days until Chinese New Year… Wooo Hoo!!!