Chinese New Year
Last night we played mahjong and today we will exchange hong bao (envelopes) at a Chinese New Year blowout. My last big lunar party was about 7 yrs and 15 lbs ago when I strapped on my motorcycle helmet and stood in a crowd of tens of thousands of Taiwanese as the military police shot roman candles at us. What a rush!!! Every time a candle singes your clothes, it's as if the wise old Buddha has singled you out. Once at Zeitgeist I saw a dude's jacket go up in flames. Buddha hates hipsters. Kung hei fat choy!
*Quick Silver Screen has a full version of Martial Arts of Shaolin just in case you want to go monk.