猴年快樂! Happy Year of the Monkey!
This last year was a very busy year. With two trips to Taiwan, a month in the (unusually hot and dry) Pacific Northwest, and various trips around the Mid Atlantic and New England states to see friends and attend a couple of weddings (one Korean American in DC, the other Chinese American in Flushing! Both had a lot of food). Then came Fall with the preparation for another move. My better half accepted a better position in upstate New York. So with the New Year comes a whole set of new things that a new location brings. Not the least of which is, where in the hell is the nearest Asian market?
Knowing for some time that I was to leave New England filled me with a sense of urgency to visit many of the places I will miss most. Whether that be the simple simple and oft visited places such as the Asian and Middle Eastern markets of Rolfe Square in Cranston (mostly to stock up). Or the more occasionally visited, such as Boston’s Chinatown or Newport RI.
Really there are so many things that I will miss about New England that it is not even possible to start to list them. There are a lot of things drive me nuts to, but nostalgia tends towards the former.
So all I can say to New England is “fair thee well” for now.
Though to be quite honest I have not quite wrapped my head around my own little ‘Journey to the West.’ But I am sure I will get use to it.