What I Did Instead Of The Super Bowl!
So this past weekend there was a Tet festival in my community. For those of you who may be wondering, Tet is the Vietnamese version of Chinese New Year. It was of course the Year of the Dragon and as fortune had it, the weather was great and the traffic light. I had no problems getting in or out of the parking lot where the festival took place. The Little Saigon in my community is not huge by any means. Only a few streets long. The ones in San Jose, CA and Westminster, CA are much larger, in comparison. But that didn't stop the community from putting on a good show. Mostly people from the local community going on stage where they sang a song or danced a traditional dance. There was even one girl with a guitar doing her best serenade of Baby Baby Baby Oh, by Justin Bieber in English. I guess that wouldn't have worked to well in Vietnamese. When all is said and done, there was good food to be had, and good entertainment to be seen. You can't really beat that considering that the admission was also free. It was a fun way to spend part of the day Sunday afternoon and it even competed with the Super Bowl. Since I spent most of my time chasing kids around in the carnival rides, I didn't catch many performances. But there was a cameraman on the scene shooting the show as it took place, so I'm sure it will pop up on the local television stations sometime in the near future. So Chuc Mung Nam Moi or Kung Hei Fat Choi as the case may be.