So we are now in the year of the Monkey and it passed peacefully. We went to Beijing to enjoy the festivities and were not disappointed by the fireworks displayed from every street corner. Considering all the new regulations in place on the sale of fireworks, only on certain days, and the restrictions on where they can be set off from, there was still plenty exploding and lighting up the skies of Beijing.
Just before school finished for the holidays I received a beautiful gift from a student that I teach. It kind of summed up Chinese New year (CNY) in a box, so I thought I would share it.