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.
The end of the line
1 year ago