It’s the start of Winter in Chinese lunar calendar, and everyone should eat dumplings. I also contributed to the dumpling restaurant industry my fair share….
A couple of us singles got together and had a drink right before the New Year count down…
Welcome the first second of 2014, Beijing time.
After the bar time we went to the big music hall next door. I was always curious about this place… Little did I know it was filled with students….
As early as 1am in the morning, this place is still full of people….
Grand chandelier draping over the lobby
raffles and prizes
Of course, a Chinese all-time favorite, KTV hall.
Budweiser bottle display
Grand buffet hall
In the main hall, some people definitely fell asleep in their efforts of waiting for the New Year.
For the New Year, I took a walk around Beihai park… I was surprised that the lakes weren’t supposedly all frozen.
People actually took efforts to disinfect the boats every day.
Then we went off to Chaoyang Park to kill off the rest of the boredom;
Where I found people flying kites.
The kite man.
The American-style outdoor shopping mall next to the park.
George and I used to dance at Modernista. So we went there to check out a Xingjiang band one evening.
The multi-tasking guitarist – working while smoking
George, “Oh, NO.”
I’m with his glasses.
One of my favorite T-shirts from him.
The Latino table next to us were definitely mesmerized when the band played some Spanish songss.