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Chinese Lunar New Year 2020 Celebrations Disrupted, Facemasks Abound — But, Boston Still A ‘Go’.

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Nothing surprising here. This was to be expected and I am, in reality, amazed that more celebrations have not been cancelled. Boston is a case in point. It is still a go and we have been talking about it multiple times today. Do we go or do we give it a miss. Wife, who invariably is the one more cautious, says she has no problem going. So, it is my call.

We went to an event yesterday. But, that was rather contained in terms of the number of Chinese there — though I appreciate that you only need one carrier.

I will also confess that I do not want to eat Dim Sum, at our China Pearl, if all the staff are wearing face masks. That will just be to off putting. Yes, we have been there when one or two have worn masks because they had a ‘cold’. But, being served my masked servers will seem odd. Strange.

We still have time. We can wait till the last minute.

As I said yesterday, the timing of this 2020 coronavirus outbreak could NOT have been any WORSE!

I will keep you posted.


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Free, Sunscreen Dispensers At “Boston Public Garden”.

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Saw these on Sunday, August 26, 2018, when we strolled through the two parks — i.e., Boston Common & the Public Garden — after doing Dim Sum, at the China Pearl, ‘just around the corner‘.

I do NOT use sunscreen, but I know how important it is to others. This is great, especially for the kids. Not sure what the deal is. Appears that it is sponsored by a ‘foundation’. Not sure whether we will see these in Central New Hampshire, but it is a great idea and needs to be applauded.

Bravo & Kudos.


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“African Festival Of Boston” (AFOB) — “Boston Commons”, Sunday, August 26, 2018.

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We stumbled upon this VIBRANT Festival, serendipitously, on Sunday when we went to Boston for Dim Sum at the China Pearl. Our new routine, as of earlier this year, is to leisurely perambulate through the Commons & the Park after the meal to help digest it. In the Commons & at the Park you never know what you will come across. It is always fun and there are always so much going on.

I wish we had known about this festival beforehand. We would have skipped Dim Sum and had some of their food instead. It looked and smelled divine BUT I was beyond full.

It was fun. Great music and dancing. Bravo. Everybody seemed to be having a great time. Beautiful day. I am glad for the organizers. Maybe next year I can time it better.


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Dim Sum At ‘China Pearl’, Chinatown, Boston — Sunday, August 26, 2018.

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I have been going to ‘China Pearl‘, in Chinatown, Boston, for over 25-years, on a regular basis, for Dim Sum — and the various posts on this blog will attest to the visits in recent years.

This surprisingly was but just our 2nd trip for Dim Sum in 2018. Usually, we would have gone earlier in the Summer too. Not this year. We did go to Boston in late April but did not have time for Dim Sum.

We got to ‘China Pearl’ an hour later than usual, at noon rather than 11am. We tried a new route into Boston and that was a bust.

They were crowded. Wow. But, it was good.

Glad we went. Beautiful day. Walked from China Pearl to Boston Common & the ‘Public Park‘ and in the process got to see the incredible ‘Professor World Music‘.


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Images Of Boston, Chinatown, “2018 Chinese New Year” — Saturday, February 24, 2018.

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Dim Sum at China Pearl.


We went to Boston Chinatown, for 2018 Chinese New Year, on Saturday, February 24, as opposed to the Sunday, which is when we normally go (so as to enjoy the Dragon Parades etc.), because it was going to be bucketing down, most of the day, on the Sunday.

It was still fun. It wasn’t as busy as the 2nd Sunday of the New Year.

We still had Dim Sum at China Pearl.

It was warm. In the 50s. So, it was great to walk around. We ended up walking to Boston Common and spending an hours walking around the entire Common/Park.

Glad we went. Would have liked to have seen the Dragon Parades. We missed them last year too.


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Dim Sum, ‘China Pearl’, Chinatown, Boston — Saturday, February 24, 2018.

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Though I have been going to ‘China Pearl‘, in Chinatown, Boston, for over 25-years, on a regular basis, this, as far as I can recall, is the first time we have been for Dim Sum on a Saturday — as opposed to the customary Sunday. We had to do today, because this was the last weekend of the 2018 Chinese New Year — and tomorrow, Sunday, is going to have torrential rain. While we realized that we might miss the Dragon Parades — and we did — we were NOT going to get soaked.

Dim Sum on a Saturday is different — of that there can be no doubt or debate. The cart service is not as extensive as it is on a Sunday — and as such you also don’t get as many carts coming around. You can say it is definitely a more languid process. The self-service ‘buffet’ by the kitchen was, of course, open and we had a table close to it. So, we made 4 or 5 trips to that. On a Sunday, we would typically just visit that twice.

But, it was OK. Fun, as ever. Busy, BUT not crazy busy. Relaxed. Nice people. At least one recognized me. That was nice.

Glad we went. Beautiful day. Walked from China Pearl to Boston Common.


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