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my favorite things: walking with our kids in the San Francisco Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade

mike c

To our awesome community:

This is a quick thank you to all the incredible children, families and friends of West Portal Elementary, who marched yesterday in one of the most beautiful parades I can remember in my SIXTH year of participating.

@PARENTS:  Your kids probably don't understand this now, but when they are in high school, or in college, or when they start to have families of their own, they will remember nights like these, and think about how awesome it was to perform in The Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco, cheered on by thousands [UPDATE: over a million] of screaming & happy crowds, blinded by the bright lights of Union Square, and think back on what it means to be a part of something so BIG.  We showed the world what it means to be a member of the Chinese American Community, what it means to be from San Francisco, and what it means to reach for the stars.

@KIDS:  You are awesome.  It will take you a long time before you understand exactly how proud we are of you.  So, as we end the season, go off and do your next big thing, and surprise us!  Because next year will come sooner than you think!

mike...

chopper@tomato.com
  Program Director:  sfcpap.org

  West Portal Elementary 西門小學
  Chinese Performing Arts Program
  San Francisco