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posted by davek on Jan 31

Kung Hei Fat Choy (Happy New Year). Today is the start of the Chinese New Year (also referred to as the Lunar New Year). The Chinese Zodiac runs in a 12 year cycle and each year has an animal related to it and a Heavenly branch. This year that runs from January 31, 2014 to February 18 2015 is the year of the Horse or more specifically the wood horse. The Wood Horse year is believed to be a time of fast victories, unexpected adventure and surprising romance. Those born in the year of the horse are bright, cheerful, popular and fun loving. Above are some of the Year of the Horse shirts for sale. I bought myself shirt #4.  Happy New Year

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posted by davek on Jan 30

The Night of Chinatown (Choy Cheng) also featured a stage of performances at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza. Here is some lion dancing on stage followed by a performers group shot. Also in the plaza were a variety of Year of the Horse t shirts, food booths and tables selling many cultural and good luck items.

 

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posted by davek on Jan 29

While enjoying the festivities at the Night of Chinatown I had the good fortune of walking by just as the Narcissus Court made a brief appearance and paused for a photo.  The Chinese Camber of Commerce sponsors this Chinese beauty and cultural pageant where participants compete in four phases, the judges interview, talent, Chinese evening gown and speech. In the photo I took is Fourth Princess Diane Simeng Qu, Second Princess Taj’a Kam Lin Wong, Queen Brittany Wei Lin Lee, First Princess Eula Mai Chu and Third Princess Trisha Naomi Chong.  I hope I got the names in the right order (thanks Kevin and Jen for your photo id assistance)

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