Monday, June 25, 2012

chinatown festival





When I think of Chinatown, I'm used to the loud, bustling, overwhelming Chinatown of Manhattan. The Chinatown of Boston is an entirely different creature.

If we were to compare them using Chinese astrology, I'd say Manhattan's Chinatown is the passionate and restless tiger. Boston's Chinatown is more like the gracious, but reserved rabbit.

I'm no expert though. It took a festival to get me there in the first place.

  

Yup, two full years in Boston, and I'd never officially been to Chinatown. The festival was a blast. We enjoyed the sun on our skin and the hustle and bustle around us. There wasn't much to do per se, but we watched an impressive performance by Chinese dancers, drooled at all the various food offerings, and browsed the vendors that were selling everything from jade jewelry to cotton underwear.



We just didn't want the day to end, so we sat at the Boston Common while I drank my bubble tea and admired my new Buddha.

And here's where it gets really good...

We spent the next half hour or so visiting with all the cute kitties and pups up for adoption at the Animal Rescue League of Boston. I'd be lying if I said we didn't almost come home with a new sibling for Maus. And P.S. There is a beautiful 2-year old greyhound over there. Someone go get him!

It was all glorious...just a perfect, beautiful way to spend a lazy Sunday. Forget everything I've been saying about sugar and exercise and stress-relief...the formula for lifelong health is bubble tea, sunshine, and kittens.

9 comments:

  1. Great! Recently,I'm busy with final exams...:(
    how about you,dear friend?

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    1. Oh dear...I know how that feels. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

      I'm happy to be on the other side of finals. Work keeps me semi-busy, but I am loving the extra time for all this fun stuff. =)

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    2. Thank you!Well,I'm so glad to hear your life now...come on,you well done:)

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  2. I've never been to the Chinatown in Boston so thanks for sharing your photos. And yes to bubble tea - although I'm not a big fan of the tapioca myself. I do love almond milk tea though

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    1. Tapioca is such a divisive issue! I think people either love it or hate it. I'm a lover. =)

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  3. I was just telling someone about Boston's Chinatown the other day! And comparing it to Toronto's Chinatown. Haha, I missed the festival, but would be good to go by sometime. The two tones in the Buddha is lovely.

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  4. Looks like a lot of fun! Love your site :)

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  5. Wow! Looks like you guys had fun...and I like your new recipe, it goes very well with the other : )

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  6. Awesome pics. I don't get to go to Chinatown often enough. And I've never been to the Chinatown fest here in Boston, but I did see one in NYC a couple years back.

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Thanks for making me smile. =)