Monday, February 29, 2016

Got My Lion Luck!

A  L  O  H  A !
 Lion Dancing at Chinese New Year Time
is one of my favorite things in the world.

 So we were seated by the window of
Yet Wah Restaurant in San Rafael
eagerly anticipating dancing 
lions and tons of great noise.
[The one time of year I like noise]

I saw a fit teenage girl lion dancing in
Honolulu in recent years. And we
remarked on it. It's always been
a boy thing. But look! Girls
really eager to do their moves.
You GO Girls!

 I was impressed by their preparation

"There's only one thing 
I never did and 
wish I had done: 
climbed over a fence. "
                  Queen Mary

I bet these girls
climb anything
they want to!

 Lion Heads UP!
Headed inside!

This is no One-Lion town!

They like to go up high
and look around

Distracted by Take-Out

 Back to the work at hand:
eating those tasty and
lucrative Red Envelopes!

"Lions are so BIG!
My camera is 
so small."
She thinks to herself

The Lion's Heartbeat.
Rhythm of the dance.

 These lions 
did NOT stop moving!

 Who has who?
Dad approves.
Brother is 
less certain.

 I like how both patrons
have their fingers
in their ears.
[We were wearing 
our earplugs, as
do the participants.
NOT my first lion dance!]

Gong Hei Fat Choi 

Respect to the Marin
Chinese Cultural Association
Lion Dance Team!
[Note HIS earplugs]

Linking to
Where I Belong

Oh Good Fun!
So happy to share
my Joy
and Good Luck
with YOU!
                   Fondly, cloudia


Elephant's Child said...

Wonderful - and I didn't need earplugs either...

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The Lion Dance is so festive and looks fun! Such beautiful costumes and joy. Great post!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the lion dance does look like fun! I like the costumes and photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What great fun! I'd be distracted by take-out, too.


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lots of happy noisy fun in this post today mon ami!

William Kendall said...

Fun shots- and a very colourful lion!

Cloudia said...


Teresa said...

So where's the picture of you feeding the lion a red envelope??? HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I am so happy to see the Marin County feminist lion dancers. You made my day.

Couture Carrie said...

So cool! Thx for sharing these pics!


Charles Gramlich said...

well, I've at least climbed a few fences

Cloudia said...

Thanks Dears

RedPat said...

It looks like such fun, Cloudia!

Kay said...

I don't think most people realize what strength and endurance it takes to do the Lion Dancing. My muscular nephew actually had to stop doing it because he hurt his back.

Kay said...

Now that you've seen this in San Rafael you should head to San Francisco to see the Lion Dance next year! (I lived for many years in both cities.)

Cloudia said...

Thanks for these comments! Yes, San Francisco throbs with lions at CNY. Next year I'll know my way around better!

Halcyon said...

Looks like they're having a lot of fun! Great choice for the theme.

Dina said...

What an experience! (That's one I've never had, though I have climbed many fences.)
Happy new year and shaloha, Cloudia!