Thursday, July 2, 2009

So disappointed...

Just got back from the Grand Opening of the new T&T in Edmonton's north end...their grand opening ceremonies started at 9am and the website announces the grand opening as 10am today! As we were frantically trying to find a place to park, we see a group of performers packing up the dragon costume and the drums. We missed the entire thing, and Kylie has been waiting for this for months :( . Kylie was incredibly disappointed and I was too, for her sake. This girl is Asian-culture crazy, and it is near impossible to find anything other than New Year celebrations in February...even then, there's not much information published about it.

All of the little kids that were there for the ceremony got these little Chinese drum-rattles (I apologize, I don't know the proper name) and they had completely run out by 930.

Oh well...poor kid. We waited in the 6-person deep lineup to get in for about 10 minutes, and then it was wall-to-wall people inside. We got as far as the bakery counter and then left, it was just too hard for Kylie to get a good view of anything. And people were pushing and shoving, it was just unreal :( .

Maybe Gramma will take Sam and Jacob tomorrow afternoon so that I can take Kylie back again to shop. She has a whole list of snacks in her pocket that she wanted to pick up.

I am making the worst grouchy face right now.


Nico said...

Bummer :(

Tracey said...

I am trying to remember if there was a dancing dragon at the dragon boat festival the year I participated... may be worth investigating, as it's in the summer, and of course it's asian themed!!! :)

Coolcook said...

Hey girl: I don't know if you know this or not. There is a T&T store at West Ed Mall too. I have never been but I was told there is one there.
I can't wait to get in there, I love green onion cakes. I have gotten them from the Hong Kong Bakery on 97th they are good.

Kylie's Mom said...

Hi Tracey! She's been to the dragonboat festival a few times. Scott is dealing with a claim right now, someone just set a few of the boats on fire. Too bad, I hope that doesn't put anyone out of the races.

Jake, Kylie loves the T&T at WEM...we go there a couple of times a year. This one in the north is just so much closer, but it was freakin' nuts in there today!

Cori said...

Aw, that sucks that it was not a long performance, and that people were rude. I'm going to wait a little bit before venturing over there. Me and number 4 are Asian food crazy :)