Tian and I brought in the New Year and the New Decade together at “The Park Restaurant”, where our friend Chris plays in a band on Thursday nights. We met a group of people there and had a nice time socializing over a late dinner and drinks. Then the music started, and we hit the small dance floor.
The opening band was small but fun. I was pretty proud of the fact that I could understand one of their songs. Also, after the show I went up to them and held a pretty good conversation, even despite the noise. Progress…
At midnight, we took a short break and counted in the New Year and a New Decade! A half hour later, the party had pretty much disipated, and we took a taxi home. Both Tian and I were disappointed that we could not take the subway. The subway closes at 11 p.m. even on New Years Eve. Perhaps the taxi lobby is a powerful one here.
The week of New Years, Tian and I also opened some Christmas gifts that my family had sent to us. We had a lot of fun. Thank you!