Chinese New Year at the Auckland Lantern Festival

The Auckland Domain. Strolled and ate for good luck and prosperity with a friend who is just as good at doing those two things at the same time as I am. Better actually, I was sweating balls for some reason. 4x chicken and pork buns. 4x siu mai (open-topped steamed pork or shrimp dumplings). 1x bag of fresh lychees. 2x Japanese mushroom dumplings. Watermelon flavoured cotton candy. Korean spicy rice cakes and 2x Taiwanese bubble teas to wash that weird spicy-bland stuff down.

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Also, I hate to admit this but I was having difficulty getting at my pink drink having to deal with the adhesive-vacuum-stuck plastic seal over the cup. Apparently you use the slanted end of the straw to pierce through it. Did you know about that? … …Well fuck.

We got there relatively early and there were already so many people around the food stalls, more-so by the time we left, and of course there were the pretty lanterns about, forty-fifty year old traditional singers, and awesome dragon dancers, one of which I’m certain was my friend’s older brother, Andrew. Pretty cool. Yeah, it was a chill evening. So was the drive back.

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~ by Fionnlagh on February 10, 2017.

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