{stories and snapshots from my new york city life.}


Happy New Year!

Hmmm, wasn't there some sort of sporting event on television last night?  Oh right...the Superball, or something like that, right? According to my boyfriend, I have an "unhealthy hatred" of the all-American sport of football. I prefer to call it "a valid and legitimate complete lack of interest". It's probably why I got kicked out of Texas. They don't take too kindly to my sort there. That said, I was looking forward to Sunday, February 6th for a month just like every other American. Every other Chinese-American that is...

It was the Chinese New Year Lunar Parade! This is the year of the rabbit, so we bounced on down to Chinatown Sunday afternoon.

They were poppin' streamers left and right. Every time one went off, the crowd cheered as the confetti paper swirled around them.

It set the bar pretty high for future walks through the city. I am no longer satisfied to traipse across plain ol', gum-covered concrete. Once you've strolled through confetti-lined streets, there's really no going back.

The crowd was so joyful and the streets were so filled with color. The 40-degree weather felt like a dream compared to what we've been experiencing in New York lately. At one point, I looked over at my boyfriend and said, "I love the city. Let's never leave." He looked at me as if to say, "Duh, Jenn."

Toward the end of the day, I got a little verklempt at all the unbridled joy and happiness around me and felt the sudden urge to scream, "L'Chiem! To life!". Instead, I just walked around with a big Nikon strapped around my neck like any other tourist seeing the wonder that is New York City for the first time.


  1. I'm so with you on this one... and I married into a family that is obsessed with all things sports!

  2. This looks like so much fun! Its totally ok to look like a tourist sometimes...especially as a blogger, I find myself taking pictures on 5th ave and pple think im a tourist too!

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  3. Awesome. Way better way to spend yesterday than gorging bad food watching a bunch of overpaid monoliths - this coming from someone who adores LONGHORN football!
    I think I'm a rabbit...hmmm... Dim Sum, anyone?

  4. Thanks Jenn for all the pics - so great! There's something about confetti, the sight of it just makes me HAPPY!!

  5. All these pics you took are awesome!! I'm actually half Chinese so cheers to you for makin' a shout out to us Asians hahah Confetti over gum any day...duh ;)
    p.s. Please lick your screen. I had quite a laugh after reading your comment, and I think your co-workers could use one too.

  6. Jenn, i loved this, such fab and fun photos! I wish I was there!


  7. Loved all the photos, I don't watch football either, I just don't have any idea what's going on and I guess I don't want to learn! He He I love watching the parade in San Francisco, I live too far from the city now. Hope you are having a great week.

  8. This is a FAR better way to spend Superbowl Sunday. I am not a football fan either. Thank you for sharing your words, your photos and your thoughts. I'm blessed to have you in my day! I hope you have a wonderful week, my friend!

  9. Wow, what a great celebration...great photos :-)

  10. such great pics Jenn. thank you for sharing this amazing experience. I'm with you on the whole "Superball" thing. hugs!