Chinese New Year, Paris

Chinese New Year in Le Marais

Chinese New Year was celebrated on February 19th all over the world and Paris could not be an exception. The French capital is home to a vibrant community of ethnic Chinese, originated mainly from Indochina and Zhejiang.

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This is Roihuvuori, not Harajuku!

Hanami Festival in Helsinki

A few months ago, a classmate in my Swedish class mentioned that a Hanami (Japanese for “flower-viewing”) Festival will take place on May 18th, at the Roihuvuori Cherry Tree Park, in the outskirts of Helsinki. To be honest, I don’t really care much about flowers, unless it’s my wife’s birthday or our wedding anniversary. Then I’d better care about flowers, otherwise I might end up sleeping on the sofa for the rest of the year.

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