We rang in the new year at LAX aka the airport. It was right before boarding our flight. It was a fairly subdued affair with an annoucement over the intercom and weary travelers not really caring about it. It may be the first midnight New Year’s Eve I have seen in years. It was a long trek back to China after that. Now here we are awaiting the Chinese New Year. I enjoy seeing the decorations of red and lanterns around, but it holds no significance for me. The stores will soon close and the country will shut down. If you want to visit China, just don’t come when they are on holiday. I was shocked at how shut down services were last year. I am hoping I bought enough provisions to get by because I don’t intend to brave the stores anytime soon. I don’t really do resolutions so my new year continues on like the old.