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Xin nian kuai le!
January 27, 2009, 12:48 am
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Happy Chinese New Year!

On Saturday I went to a celebration held by a bunch of Taiwanese students.  There was a lot of food!  I made and brought scallion pancakes.

We also had to bring a small gift to play a twisted gift exchange game where everyone (40 people) stands in a circle, and there’s a giant die that is rolled to determine if gifts are shifted clockwise or counter-clockwise, or if you get “punished.”  There was a bag of tiles that then said how many people also get punished with you.  The hosts seemed really keen on punishing, since by the end I think 4 out of the 6 sides were devoted to punishment.

But what was punishment, really?  One was that you and the people next to you get drawn on your faces with ink.  Another that was kind of scandalous was that you and one other have to strap on cookware (one being a metal ladle, the other a pot) and one has to hit the other three times by swinging the ladle with your body.  Of course this is the one I end up with, and of course I get stuck with the provocative ladle.  Thankfully as a girl, one can get by with making the motions less suggestive.

And of course the night winded down after the game to karaoke and mahjong.  Wow.  It was probably the most Asian event I’ve ever attended anywhere.  (But it was fun!)

Pictures here are from Nadia, a Greek Erasmus exchange student notorious for always having her camera.  Thanks, Nadia!


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“The provocative ladle” sounds like a cautionary tale, or a really good name for a poem or song on an album by Real Bear and Fake Bear.

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