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.
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.