our winter in china was full of things to celebrate. of course, christmastime was sweet and really christ-focused as we celebrated together as a crew and with lots of our friends.
we got to celebrate the chinese culture with a free trip to watch sichuan opera! our favorite scene was the men with masks that changed colors in an instant! and all of the costumes were so beautiful and intricate.
one of most famous landmarks of our city is an opera house located on the yangtze river. we had the chance to go watch an ABBA cover band perform there right before new year's (honestly, we thought it was going to be the broadway show mamma mia, but we were misled by the advertisement/language barrier...haha). either way, we chalked it all up to a fun experience and a way to celebrate our city and all the curve balls that come our way as foreigners living in the orient!
on christmas day, my roommate and good friend lauren got engaged! that was really something to celebrate! (and i get to be one of her bridesmaids on august 4th!!) we were so excited. when we went to her fiancé harrison's city for new year's, we had the chance to throw them an engagement party at a yummy mexican restuarant! it was so fun!
"celebrate we will, because life is short but sweet for certain." (dave matthews band)