yes to parades
chinese new year is the best time of the year for any kid. most of my chinese new year memories as a child revolved around firecrackers – before they were officially banned. i have fond memories of chinese new year. there were so many reasons to be happy because we were so simple then.
my chinese new year staples were jackie chan movies, white rabbit sweets and coke. i don’t know if many of you remember this but back then jackie chan releases only one movie a year( one good one) and it was usually during chinese new year. going to the cinema and watching his movie was the thing i looked forward to every year. it was a common thing to see people glued to their seats right until the end of the end of the movie. it was those little things that made my childhood so nostalgic.
in recent years, i don’t remember doing anything anymore for chinese new year. i just let it pass without trying. many people tell me, chinese new year in hong kong is the bomb and i am like – really? i don’t do anything. i don’t gamble, i don’t like to be stuck on the streets with tourists.
speaking of floats and parades – hk disneyland had recently unveiled their new parade at the park. it is so much better than the last one. they have the new toy story float- one of my favorites because i am such a big fan of the cartoon. i like that they invite people in the audience to join in the new dances and games. with all the new attractions and rides that are coming to the park, i feel that it is time to visit disneyland again soon.