Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Jostling & Elbowing
Jostling and elbowing through the crowded streets on a sunday night. Many, like me, were there to soak in the sound, sight and sweat. The loud blaring of chinese songs, traders shouting out their ware. The street littered with jelly wrappers, peanut shells. Sellers stuffing into outstretched hands, sample of the cold made in Taiwan jelly cubes, peanuts & melon seeds. Hoping for a sale. Waxed ducks and sausages all deck out. Once, few years back I was shocked to spot hanging in one corner, a very flatten wax/cured Pig. A whole pig flatten. The colourful assortment of sweet winter melon, lotus roots, tangerines and coconut strips. What is Lunar New without a walk through Chinatown on a warm and humid sunday evening.