Last night, after gorging ourselves on noodles and bao (mmmm lotus paste....), F, WY, J, and I went to see the lanterns at the botanical gardens.
We strolled about the stony paths in the chill air, and giggled over our hot tea as a woman played very traditional western pieces on a very traditional Chinese instrument (an erhu?). It was fairly crowded, but lovely, nonetheless.
More peectures this way
If you have the time, it's worth checking out, though I suggest getting there early so you can make use of your ticket and see the Insectarium as well.
Today I finally worked up the nerve to ask my boss if moving to another city would mean losing my job. "Not at all" I was assured.
This is good, good news.