I was very happy again today that I have made a habit of carrying at least the R09 with me at all times. We were in the city today to do a bit of shopping and discovered it was a day of celebrations for Chinese Luna New Year. (I forgot the celebrations went for a full week) There was a parade as well as small groups roaming the city giving traditional new year’s blessings to businesses. These blessing are focused around noisy drum and gong rhythms as well as a dancing dragon and fireworks. I think the idea is that it scares away troublesome spirits and helps to ensure prosperity for the new year. From my point of view it’s a ton of great sounds to record.