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2/23/2007

Chinese New Year



Sadly, this picture is the only thing Chinese about my Chinese New Year this year. Chinese New Year coincided with the GSB Winter Formal. Being a member of the Greater China Club, I got a $30 discount off the $80 ticket price. Also, I didn't have to rent a tux because traditional Chinese outfits would qualify as formal. All hail being cheap! I'm in.

Turns out I wasn't the only cheap Chinese. haha. Just kidding. We had a great time. This picture obviously was the most fun with myself, CI, CC, and CM. Otherwise, not many highlights from the night: the facilities were great, date was smoking hot, music was okay, it was crowded, the booze was good, the food was half bad, and the sushi was downright scary - they came in three to four colors, including blue, yellow, purple, and white. Scary.

Rumor has it that someone got arrested after the Formal and someone was sent to the hospital. Who said Chicago MBAs are boring!?

The rest of Chinese New Year did not involve any Chinese food, which is highly unusual. I especially miss 年糕 (year cake). Sigh. Finally had some 餃子 (dumplings) on 年初五 (fifth day), which 2R told me was customary. Oh well, I guess this is, sadly, my best efforts. Double sigh.

By the way, I was told by some of my Asian friends at the GSB that it should be lunar new year, not Chinese New Year. I say for me, it's still Chinese New Year. But I'll try and call it lunar new year if the context is with other people.

11 comments:

Satyajeet said...

You had a date?

shmoo said...

I've also heard this about lunar new year, but the two other Chinese/Taiwanese GSB blogs I check also referred to it as CNY...

Josekin said...

Chinese/Taiwanese will of course refer it to Chinese New Year - they are all Chinese! I'm referring to Japanese, Korean, Thai, Philippines, etc etc.

Anonymous said...

不过这个传统最早从哪里传出来的呢?感觉这些地方文化都有点同宗同源——所以叫CNY也不过分。

哎呀,说这种话,只能用中文,hoho.

Josekin said...

對啊... 不過, 用英文也沒所謂的. 畢竟是一個很好的論據. 現在的世界太過政治正確了. 最諷刺的是中國人使用農曆新年的, 而不是中國新年或者華人新年. 哈哈!

說來說去, 還是英文的錯!

Anonymous said...

I like this saying, 政治正確 (politically right), although I am not. :(

BTW, you knew who I am, didn't you? 大概只有我敢说这么放肆滴话。

shmoo said...

From my point of view, it looked like you had two smoking hot dates. Share, man!

Anonymous said...

this relates to another political issue...i did think of Lunar New Year instead of Chinese New Year to cover more groups for promoting the event, but...politics...

we do use "Lunar New Year" in Taiwan though, if in Mandarin.

Anonymous said...

Two dates??? Or even more? Share, share!

- R2

Anonymous said...

后悔ing...好奇心杀死猫。

Anonymous said...

Oh, I know the identity of the mystery arrest.:)

SS