One day, well actually towards the end of Chinese New Year, yes, I know this is a bit late, we dropped by the local Asian market near our home. Market is a bit of an understatement for it is complete with its own Asian bakery, tanks of living fish and Chinese take out.
On the outside of the market, colorful Chinese lanterns had been swaying in the breeze for quite some time, so before they either blew away or were removed, it was time to go inside and see the fancy wrapped Asian candy, Good Luck Bamboo, the tanks of live fish and crates of exotic fruits.
I took the Funny Bunnies who were quite excited to choose candy with strange names and colorful wrappers to the store.
Come join us?
Come join us?
RED is the color for the day! Everything has red on it somewhere.
Funny Bunny was told he could choose one piece of candy....that is like taking me to a bookstore and telling me I can only have ONE book!
Sorry about the "big blur" I was trying to be discreet with my phone camera.
Lucky Bamboo was next. Someone with infinite patience trains the stalks of bamboo into intricate patterns, weaves and shapes. Of course the prerequisite RED has to show up somewhere. I have had a lot of Lucky Bamboo and it actually thrives and becomes quite leafy. But being bamboo I would not dare to transplant to the garden, unless I had a real Panda living with us.
Cobras riding piggy back on goldfish...that is a new twist for the year, except that it is the Year of the Snake.
What we really wanted to see were the HUGE tanks of live fish, crabs and lobsters. One can't help but feel sorry for the cramped conditions AND lurking fate.
You can choose your fish and it will be transferred to the "restaurant" area for you know what. That is fresh, folks.
Resting under the flying dragon heads were boxes of Dragon fruit !!
It was a happy OUTING as we left with wrapped candy and big bags of Chinese take out....but NO FISH!