Friday, February 26, 2010

Wedding in India

I travelled from Little India to Big India for a wedding. If you ever do the same, you should dress appropriately, but note that a post-sari sunburn causes a shoulder of pain.
It's a good opportunity to accessorize.Don't be surprised if their is a horse for the groom.There will be lots of music, but your dance moves will likely be insufficient. Either way, you'll still have lots of fun and be glad you attended.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Gong Xi Fa Cai Tai Wan

Laura in Singapore wishes you a belated happy year of the Tiger, as celebrated by this lion dance put on in our condo. Sadly, it was a pretty lame lion.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thaipusam Festival Returns

Thaipusam 2010:
Thaipusam 2009:
The second time at Thaipusam, Hindu festival of unusual piercings, is much like the first. We answered some important questions such as:
Does one re-use one's cheek piercing stick? Yes.
Do you mix it up by moving limes around one year to the next? Indeed.
To be clear though, Thaipusam is my favourite Singaporean festival, try to plan your trip around it. It's part Carnival, part National Geographic, and entirely fascinating. In case you forget from last year, it involves piercing yourself,
hanging stuff from yourself,
and/or wearing a souped up Kadavi pierced into you and walking 4km with it. More.