Tag: easter


23

Mar 2008

Easter Events

Xujiahui Cathedral

Xujiahui Cathedral

Today was Easter, a good good day to complete the rough draft of my thesis. It came out to about 27,000 characters (40 pages). I still have a bit to add and polish, but the majority of the workload is now off my shoulders. What a relief.

Today Easter mass at Xujiahui Cathedral was packed. My wife and I couldn’t help chuckling at the little Chinese kid behind us, continually pestering his dad with questions:

> What does “hallelujah” mean? Does it mean “I’m awake now?”

> Why did they put out the carpet? It’s not raining today. [In Shanghai you frequently see mats or even broken-down cardboard boxes by the entrances of buildings on rainy days to help collect the water off of people’s feet. In this case, it was a red carpet leading to the altar.]

> What happened to the bishop’s hat? Did someone cut it open? It looks like someone cut it open.

> What’s a prophet? [先知]

Happy Easter!


09

Apr 2007

Pizza Hut Easter

So what does Easter mean in Shanghai? An outdoor Pizza Hut promotion in Xujiahui!

Pizza Hut Easter promotion

Pizza Hut Easter promotion

(That big egg is a kind of “rock-climbing” challenge, apparently.)

Pizza Hut Easter promotion

Easter bunnies

I didn’t stick around for the activity they were cooking up, but it looks like it is possibly inspired by the saga of Little Bunny Foo Foo?


16

Apr 2006

Happy Easter!

祝大家复活节快乐! (I wish you all a happy Easter!)

Happy_Easter

(Image found on Japancast.)

P.S. And a very happy birthday to a very special someone…

P.P.S. I don’t believe in any “war on Easter,” but as a Catholic I do believe that Easter is about the resurrection of Jesus and not chocolate bunnies. Still, I find this kind of thing funny.