Friday, February 19, 2010


We went to a murder mystery party last night. It was so much fun - set in Texas in 1984 and based around an oil-rich family. I managed to create the perfect hair do and make-up to go with my horrendous white sparkly dress from the market. It was fun dressing up and even more fun when I found out that I was the killer. Thanks Bee for an excellent night!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Chuc Mung Nam Moi!

It's Chinese New Year today and my birthday. I was woken up at midnight with all the fireworks - I really don't trust the Vietnamese ones! They were so noisy. It's now 7am and the dragon dancers are visiting the homes and businesses to chase away all the bad luck and bring prosperity and health for the coming year of the Tiger. It seems like they're doing every single one in the area.
I popped out in my PJs to take a look and get some snaps. It looks like the dignitaries are ferried around to bring luck to different venues. They posed for pictures, went in and out of the entrance then hopped in a police car to go to another place. It's quite a sight and my pictures don't really do it justice.
The pictures below are from before TET - putting up the decorations of course using the standard, dodgy-looking, bamboo climbing frames to reach the heights.