I’ve lived here too long, I fear. The firecrackers no longer agitate me. (Although, it hasn’t really gotten started yet.) But I’m good on lion dances. I’m good for the rest of this lifetime actually. And even though the calendars say the 31st is the official day of the Chinese New Year, today, the 30th, is the new moon. And the new moon, the lunar year is what the Chinese New Year is all about.
Today I walked over to Kad Luang to get vegetables from my favorite lady. After she told me (in Thai, all of our exchanges are in Thai, I don’t think she knows English), how delicious this and that was, and I made my purchase, I wished her a Happy New Year. She said it in return and wished me good luck and I reciprocated, and caught the smile on another Thai woman’s face as she overheard our conversation.
I’m afraid it’s the little things that make me happy. It’s going to be a lovely year.
Wishing you and your family all the best, xxoo, lc