Some bits and pieces of Chinese New Year are included here since we're technically still celebrating. Visiting the Buddhist Temple on New Year's Day. I love seeing that chandelier juxtaposed with the Guan Yin Goddess of Mercy statue.
After holding out for the longest time, I finally joined Instagram. I have my issues with it but that's a story for another day. I'm @rolalaloves and you can find me here. I'll still be continuing with this Through My Lens series since I take plenty of pics but there may be a slight overlap with my Instagram feed or not. I'm still really trying to get the hang of posting on there.
The red lion making an exit after blessing a restaurant. Everyone wanted to touch it for luck.
Since fire crackers have been outlawed (Thank goodness!) people celebrate with confetti poppers instead. This stuff is fun but insidiously gets everywhere. We were still finding metallic bits around our apartment a week later.
Our lucky display of tangerines. I just realized I forgot to put a red envelope on there.My mom always makes this Chinese New Year dish of braised mushrooms with pig trotters, dried oysters and black moss every year. Even though black moss is supposedly not allowed in the US anymore, she managed to get a hold of some. This is one of those lucky foods!
This cold weather calls for lots of layers. My husband has two Uniqlo heattech tops under his shirt and sweater. The windchill was minus 16 degrees when he wore this.
A snowy day by the Manhattan Bridge. Snow in NYC doesn't stay white like this for long by the way.
It was so cold that I took the train 3 stops down to Bowling Green to go to the DMV to renew my ID. This is one of those deep underground stations and it's pretty cool looking from the outside especially with the great looking exterior of the National Museum of the American Indian behind it.
A quick selca before heading into the DMV since I properly did my makeup. I'm wearing my favorite Orla Kiely hat.