Happy Chinese New Year! It's the year of the ox! It seems like a good year for an animal that's steady and can pull heavy things. I'm hoping to make it to some of the New Years events at the Portland Chinese Gardens over the next few days. I love watching Chinese Lion Dancing. I took the photo at a performance at my girlfriend's school last year. The lions danced and jumped all over the stage, then devoured a cabbage and spit it all over the audience. I was hit by flying cabbage from the mouth of a mystical creature! It was amazing! At some point I would love to make some costumes inspired by this.