Today is the start of the Chinese Year of the Dog. JD very much enjoyed New Year's Eve yesterday with "hongbao" (lucky red envelopes with money inside) from various relatives, a meal with the family (plus Drunkle) and a range of fireworks outside.
This week is mid-Autumn Festival in China and Ava, JD, Ma, Druncle and I celebrated it at our friend's farm with a home-cooked banquet of Dai minority food. Perhaps a little too spicy and sour for my liking, but it looked great and we all ate plenty.
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and updates his blog about his life there every other day.