As for how I, a third-generation Chinese American now living in New Jersey with my (Irish American) husband and son, plan to celebrate the Year of the Dragon: At some point next week we may get some food from a particular Chinese restaurant down the road and, if I have time between teaching and writing about Latin and ancient Greek, I’ll attempt to cook a new year’s dish (only one; I’m not a cooking dynamo as Ngin-Ngin was!).
I suppose this may not sound so very festive. I’ll also note that we closed the old year on an auspicious note (and one far greener and far less noisy than those firecrackers): We drove down to the beach (yes, the Jersey Shore) and my husband and son went on an 18-mile bike ride. Most of the way, they were just a few hundred feet from the ocean. Just as they finished their ride, the sun came out.
Gong hay fat choy!
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