Jill and I celebrated Chinese New Year last night by enjoying a special banquet with two couples at our neighbourhood Lee Palace Chinese restaurant, which is conveniently located around the corner at the end of our street. Besides some very tasty food, there were firecrackers and a couple of very impressive Chinese lions which contributed to the fun of welcoming in the Year of the Snake:
Chinese New Year in 2013
In the center photos one of the Lions can be seen approaching me. I had just placed a red envelope containing a tip in its mouth when it lunged, appearing as if I was about to be swallowed whole. However, this particular Chinese dragon must have been a vegetarian because it spat me out and then spotted a much more interesting iceberg lettuce hanging from the ceiling on its way out.
I wrote about some different Lions visiting the Lee Palace last year at http://fremantlebiz.livejournal.com/201
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