Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ringing in the Year of the Rabbit

Happy Chinese New Year!

Year of the Rabbit
I called home last night to wish my brother a happy birthday and my family a happy Chinese New Year. As I was scarfing down a microwavable hot pocket and a bowl of spring mix, my family was regaling in nine dishes of hearty Chinese food prepared by my grandmother. There was 珍珠丸子, 鱼, and of course my favorite dish 梅菜扣肉.

All of my classes were cancelled today. It was like an unintentional Chinese New Year Holiday break from my American professors.  But who's complaining? I'm not.

I've been sitting in my room all morning, tinkering with Kubota and Photoshop CS5. I'm addicted.

And it's freezing in Southern California again. After the brief stint of summer-like weather, it has returned to perpetual coldness. I set the heater in our room at 80 degrees last night but my roommate thought it was too warm. I bet if I had a roommate from Arizona, she wouldn't mind the room being 80 degrees.

The weather should return to this:

Sunny day at the La Brea Tar Pit
Small consolation, but at least Los Angeles doesn't look like this at the moment. The snowpocalypse has arrived in Chicago.

Snowpocalyse in Chicago (photo credit: Jessica Chou)

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