my firecrackers

Posted on

Google Maps

By loading the map, you agree to Google's privacy policy.
Learn more

Load map

I got out of bed and spent some money on personal armament:

buying firecrackers

10.000 – this was the biggest size we could find.

Then we rode back in a cab that had Guan Yu on the dashboard:

Guan Yu in a car

My friend’s mom was making dumplings:

dumplings

The stuffing and eating of dumplings is a major part of the New Year festivities.

Then we lounged around chatting and watching TV until late at night, and I had huge amounts of peanuts and coke.

You could hear the fireworks outside.

People had been pyrotechnically active all day, but they really only got started at midnight:

Yuncheng New Year

This is for everyone who has been missing out on this year’s festivities:

YouTube

By loading the video, you agree to YouTube's privacy policy.
Learn more

Load video

The first minute after 00:00.

I didn’t mess with the beautiful fireworks though, because I was too caught up in this stuff:

firecrackers

China-style heavy-duty firecrackers.

Here’s my contribution:

YouTube

By loading the video, you agree to YouTube's privacy policy.
Learn more

Load video

Hear my disappointment in the end? I think I got cheated on, this was certainly NOT a ten thousand piece firecracker!

Well, it was fun anyways:

New Year

We took this shot featuring me, my head torch, the hood of my jacket, the cigarette I had used to light up the fuse – and of course my ridiculously yellow beard.

cigarette

Here’s to all the Chinese who didn’t have the chance to be with their families and loved ones today:

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.