The Chinese New Year is coming earlier than usual this year.. and this year is "my' year. Yes, I'm a Rat. The tail end of a Water Rat, to be precise.
Auckland is kicking off celebrations early next weekend with a market day and performances, including (we hope) an Asian Poetry Stall. This is a "first' for Auckland and probably NZ, though poets who identify as Asian are nothing new in countries like the US.
Stand by for more details of F.O.B....
ACCC Chinese New Year Festival & Market Day at the ASB Showgrounds: Halls 1& 2, 217 Greenlane West, on Saturday, 19 January 2008 from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Official opening at 10.00 am by the Prime Minister.