I really like to watch lanterns bright light shine in the dark night. My family goes to temples every now and then to celebrate holidays of my religion. Whenever we go to temples there are lots of different varieties of food and there are lanterns. The staff that volunteer to help around the temple, set up our lanterns with candles and let us choose our very own lantern. Sticks are put on so that we can carry the lantern around. The bright light of the sun starts to disappear into the dark night sky. The candles are lit up and light our path around the temple. It is fun to see all different kinds of animals on other peoples lanterns. I got a monkey lantern, but I saw fishes and dinosaurs and even the biggest peacock lanterns I have ever seen. Watching lanterns is fun and very entertaining to play with in the dark



Family Poem

NEW YEARS By: Khoi Bui
New Years
We drive to the supermarket
The clock hits 12:00
People set up loud firecrackers
People set up drums
People set up colorful banners

Then the lions come out
The most colorful lions
They aren’t real,
But they are very colorful
Dancing to the drums

Then they stop dancing
The loud firecrackers are opened
Sounds so loud that my ears want to come off
Smoke comes out as everyone ducks for cover
Fun for everyone
New Years


Ever New Years, my has a special tradition that we d o every year. We will drive to the supermarket near our house and wait their until it is exactly 12:00pm. While we are waiting, we see people set up the loud firecrackers, and some drums that are getting ready for the lion dancing. Lion dancing is very popular around the Asian culture. It is said that when the lions dance, they will scare off the evil spirits. The lions are the most colorful lions you will ever see. Although the lions aren’t real, it is really fun to watch the people who dance in the lion costume. We will try to throw money into their enormous mouth. The clock hits 12:00 pm and we hear the loud crack of the firecrackers. The noise they make is incredibly loud. Everybody try’s to take cover because smoke is also coming out of the firecracker, so it can get hard to breathe. That is how I spend New Years with my family. How do you spend yours?
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