It was the eve of Chinese New Year, and what better place to be in Manila than Chinatown? I wasn’t running of course, but it was really nice to walk around and see how this festivity is celebrated.
It may not be a surprise if I reveal that I’m actually a quarter Chinese, and because of that I’m naturally curious with some Chinese traditions (since we don’t really observe them at home). Since I was coincidentally in the area and had my trusty camera along, walking around on this festive day in Manila Chinatown was a no-brainer.
Walking around can make anyone hungry, but unfortunately the places we preferred to eat were already closed at the time so we just settled for what was around.
After dinner we headed off to the area’s latest development, Lucky Chinatown Mall to watch the fireworks display for the forthcoming Chinese New Year.
Like any other New Year celebration elsewhere, a fireworks display was held at the stroke of midnight:
Whether you’re Chinese or not, I wish everyone would achieve their goals this year! 恭喜發財 😀