Wednesday, May 23, 2007

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Another lion dance

Since yesterday, local lion dance troupes accompanied by cornets and drums have been criss-crossing the village during the day and late into the evening.

Also since day-break yesterday, most of the food outlets on a little island in the South China Sea have fallen into line and gone vegetarian. As is the custom for the Bun Festival.

Given there is a certain flexibility -- cooked oysters slathered in a toxic-looking orange sauce are considered "vegetarian" during the festival -- Mister Bijou decided to maintain what is a mostly lacto-vegetarian lifestyle.

Serious meat-eaters? They need to wait until a little island in the South China Sea's version of Ramadan ends tomorrow afternoon before again eating flesh in public.

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