01/24/2006: "New Year's coming - again!"
Yesterday on my weekend long run, I was blessed with the sight of Chinese Lions dancing under Manhattan Bridge. Luner New Year is approaching. Two red and a white lions were rehearsing their New Year dance. Colors in Chinatown are intensifying in preparation for the New Year. They gave me a bunch of little red money pouches at a Chinese supermarket. Rikako is back from her vacation, just in time as our business begin to pick up after holiday slowdown. We've been having unseasonably warm weather. I sometimes miss piercing cold air and powder snow that covers all the grey asphalt which surrounds us.