Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy new year

posted Tue, 08 Feb 2005

Big times at the Vietnamese grocery store that sells the persimmons and the great apples. I stopped in tonight and there was a party going on. The store was crowded and there were decorations all over, including small flowering trees and flowers.

The music was blasting. Someone was singing – I am not making this up – a Chinese version of “Oh Susana.” (I thought it was Vietnamese, but I was corrected.)

I asked the cashier how that song became part of the Chinese repertoire.

“This is Chinese New Year music,” she said, as if that explained it.

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