Saturday, February 13, 2010

Chinatown during Chinese New Year

I've never been to Chinatown during Chinese New Year.

Actually we decided to go to Chinatown yesterday before new year. It was still pretty packed! The decorations were very nice. I really liked the plum trees filled with their spring blossoms. They were really pretty. The tiger decorations were cute too. The hawkers were working on the crowd. My mom even got pulled over to have lotion rubbed on her! That was not so nice. It was fun to see the festivities getting under way. Like I read yesterday, may spring blessings "pounce" your way!

That I'd like to see.

Reunion Dinner in Singapore

I've never been to Reunion Dinner in Singapore.

Tonight begins the festivities for Chinese New Year 2010. The year of the tiger will be seen in come morning. Tonight we gather with family and friends to honor the elders in the family. There will be lots of rich foods, both traditional and non-traditional. Lots of nice drinks and dishes too. And lots of junk food I've been told! Good thing as much as we sweat here it works like a natural fat burner just walking from place to place! I am looking forward to the big dinner and festivities!

That I'd like to see.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tour de Hood

I've never been to Tour de Hood

This inner city cycling group is open to everyone of all ages and abilities. You are invited every Saturday morning to cycle some part of Houston. You can bring your own bike or you can use one of theirs. Group sizes range from 8-25. The pace us easy and accommodates all riders. At the halfway point there is a break for water and fruit. All of this is provided to participants free of charge.

That I'd like to see.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Zilkha Hall

I had never been to Zilkha Hall before.

This small intimate theater is located inside the Hobby Center in Houston. While I have been to the Hobby Center many times, I did not know there was another, smaller theater inside. Zilkha Hall was perfect for the production of The Screwtape Letters that we saw there this weekend. It only seats 500 and is perfect for drawing you into the show. The view is great even from the farthest rows. The acoustics are great too. All in all, this was the perfect venue for Screwtape. I hear that this hall is also the perfect place for small productions and chamber music.

That I'd like to see.