For the first time, I celebrated Chinese New Year by visiting the centre of Melbourne for dumplings and ice cream with gorgeous high school friends. We even managed to see firecrackers going off and dragons! Rachel had never seen firecrackers in all her years of CNY because of growing up in Singapore so that was really cool to share that with her. We then wandered around the CBD, taking in the quirkiness of Melbourne (beautiful street art, lights used as art work and twig houses). Love this city!