Asian Festival In Dallas

It was a very pleasant weather today.  I went with my girl friends to the Asian Festival held in Downtown Dallas, Texas.  This is the 23rd year that the Asian Pacific Americans gather in a festival bigger than ever highlighting the Asian cultural performances, authentic Asian cuisine, and products.

My friend and her husband, who live just a mile from my house, picked me up 9:15 this morning.  We took the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) train.  It was my very first time to be in Downtown Dallas and riding the DART train since I got here in Texas.

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Me and a friend boarding the train heading to Dallas (DART).

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Asian Festival 2013

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Asian art products

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Korean booth. Lots of food. 🙂

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The Lotus Shop.

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Lion Dance

One of the attractions in the festival was the Lion Dance.  I haven’t seen one until today.  It was pretty nice.

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My lunch from the Korean Gourmet food truck. It was very spicy but it’s good…well because it has rice in it.

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DART Pass

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Sri Lanka Cultural Dance performer

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Indonesia Cultural dancers

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My friends and I ordered some Margaritas here at Rusty Taco.

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The Grace Hula dancers (Polynesia).

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The Maharlika Dancers performing a Philippine folk dance

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Japanese cultural performance with the drums

I had a great time with the my friends at the festival.  The performances were beautiful.  It’s great to be out and about sometimes especially if you’re witnessing a very special event.

Because we had a DART all-day pass, we took the train again going home.  It was unusual to me how the train ride going home was backwards.  I was kinda feeling sick.  When I got home, I rubbed some Efficascent Oil on my tummy and I fell asleep immediately on the couch.

Mother’s Day BBQ Party

This afternoon, I joined the Mother’s Day BBQ party with friends held in Royse City, Texas.  One of the girl friends just moved in Royse City few months ago and she hosted the Mother’s Day BBQ party.  Everyone brought something to grill – pork, beef, and seafood.  As usual, there are lots of food.

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Mother’s Day Party Feast

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Oooh, dessert. 🙂

Whenever girls get together, we talk a lot.  But when we started eating these delicious foods, we got quiet for a while.  🙂

On the other hand, one of our friend said there will be an Asian Festival in Dallas this coming Saturday, May 18.  I haven’t been to festivals since I got here in the US and I don’t know how to go to Dallas by myself.  The event is going to be held in Downtown Dallas so lots of one-way streets.  I want to go.  Hopefully, my husband will let me.