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Burning up the road after 18 miles

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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Love it (and the dragon)!

1:32AM PST on Feb 3, 2012

Great reading. Thanks for the cultural insight.

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3:41PM PST on Jan 28, 2012

I loved this article! It brought a little of the rich heritage feeling you have to me as I read it. Thank you!

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9:12AM PST on Jan 25, 2012

very informative - thanks

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4:58PM PST on Jan 24, 2012

thank you. great article and happy new year to you!

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