Yesterday I went out to Chinatown to see the New Year Celebrations. They had closed off many of the roads so there was more space to walk around in. However, since there was a lot of people Sue and I started to get sandwiched and waddle across the sea of crowds.
I didn’t take many photos on my phone during the walking and sightseeing in fear of dropping/losing/getting it stolen. Thee whole of the town was decorated with lanterns and many lions dancers were dancing around. Sue and I were starving for lunch but couldn’t find a place to eat till 3pm. We were also joined by a few other friends of mine who came down to London.
We ended up eating at Little Korea which isn’t bad for price and has nice food. They ate always our last resort restaurant since they are usually available to accommodate my big parties. :)
Despite all the pushing and shoving, Sue and I managed to her two helium balloons -which we also lost in crowds and let the last surviving one free- and I bought a couple of other items including a paper cut out of the word ‘春’ (Chun) Chinese for Spring. It also had a rabbit on it!
After food, we decided to visit Tokyo Toys in Trocodero and the LV, the arcade in SoHo. We played DDR, Pump It Up (my friend Immi has decided to build himself a machine to practice before playing with me again lol) and pool. I also wanted to play Bishi Bashi but some of the guys didn’t have enough money to play :(
We missed the fireworks because I was having to much fun xD The guys left after the arcade to go home and so Sue and I headed to Shoryu in Piccadilly for some ramen noodles!
It was a fun day out but I think I would have needed to plan in advance and book tables if I am to visit again on a busy day.
What did you do over the Chinese New Year weekend?