big cats can dance
You know Chinese New Year is close when the lion dancing troupes turn up at shopping malls. I saw these lion heads when I went out to pick up my laptop. It's believed that inviting a dancing lion into your store/office/house scares away bad chi and encourages prosperity to come in. A couple of blokes put on the lion and jump about on stilts and stuff while accompanied by the sound of drums. I wanted to catch them in action. However, after waiting for ten minutes, I buggered off cos nothing happened. The heads remained on the ground and the blokes just stood around. As blokes usually do.
ps. the first batch of 18 photos from my trip have been uploaded to Flickr. go on then.