There is a tradition that is happened after Chinese New Year, yay..Taipei Lantern Festival is held. I went there with my classmates and my Professor at Risk Management class. It take place on the areal of Taipei city hall and Sun-Yat Sen Memorial Hall. First surprise when we arrive, we got a cute souvenir free (it also no charge to enter this festival 🙂 )
There is a lot of interesting booth at this place such as ‘love percentage measuring’ (ohhh..it make me remember to my forecasting task, I have to get the error percentage of the forecast result), ‘hit the pillow by hammer’ (it is for child bcos so easy to reach the top, haha), ‘clap louder’ (when u pass the gate, u clap to get lucky), ‘forecast wheel’, ‘hit fish by ball’ (if u success to do it, u will get a present n it is aimed to married woman who wish to get a child), and a big stage when people with tiger year of birth have chance to get participate at the games. Yaa..2010 is tiger year, so the theme of the festival is tiger, we can see so many tiger lanterns, unfortunately my year of birth is not in 1985 or 1986. One of my friend (Rama) come to the stage, he has to use a tiger hat n play a game whose the rule is have to make a different style with his partner. Before that, the MC teach him a song n make a move to show that u have ear, nose n tail of tiger. But he lose bcos he doesnt know what the MC talk about, hehe..The more interesting is a game before that, u have to say a good word to all people n grab as many as coins money in the box with one of your hand (wow..).
We also find a booth that make us proud, we find an Indonesia flag with Monas and Raflessia Arnoldi, quite amazing..miss my country a lot. This is my friend, Ari, in front of ‘country landmark booth’ n my new best friend, Emmi, who is lantern hunter ^_^
Here another shot..I dont know how far I walk, but it make me trully starving ;(
the end..raras report directly from location! ^_^ ciao