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Monday, February 9, 2009

Dancing Lions - They're So Cute!

Well, today's the 15th day of the lunar calendar, which is the last day of Chinese New Year, also known as "chap goh meh" 十五暝, "yuan xiao jie" 元宵节 or Chinese Valentine's Day.

So, despite being attacked by the flu (me) and lack of sleep (also me), all of us went to have a vegetarian lunch at some house-turned-religious-temple place. After that, we stopped at several (3, I think) proper temples to pray.

We were lucky today. The first temple we stopped at had hired a lion dance troupe and we were just in time to watch them go around the temple. I used to be scared of lion dances when I was small, but now I think they're positively cute! ^o^
It was pretty hot out though, those guys playing the lion must've been stifled under all that cloth (not to mention the super heavy lion's head O.o). Nevertheless, they did a great job, and the chief monk looked pretty happy. The funniest part was when, instead of giving out the oranges and sweets like usual, the lion dance people started throwing it to the audience. At least I managed to nab 2 sweets. -lolz-

I like this pic, it's like the lion is saying "Hi!"

The 3 lions and the chief monk.


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