Happy Chinese New Year everyone (Snake). This week has been filled with food, friends and time away from normal actionable items, including this blog. It has focused everyone in the country of Vietnam on the essentials, the simple life. It makes you realize that a tradition so long lasting must have significance and importance, in life. There must be a reason this has kept up for so long. It has begun to remind me that sitting, eating and enjoying company with special ones for really extended periods of time - is probably the basis of enjoyment. Something that should be incorporated back into enjoyment for this present day. Something our fast paced self forgets. Enjoy the lights, enjoy the food. Enjoy the pre-meal conversation, the mid-meal conversation, and finally the slow post-meal conversation.

Hoan Kiem Lake, CNY

Fireworks all evening