January 26, 2009

Year of the Ox Party with some of the Rich and Famous of Charlotte

Today is the official day of Chinese New Year where it welcomes the Year of the Ox! As promised, here is the full scoop of my celebrations and the long-awaited reveal!

Let me give you a little tour around Charlotte in the process too...

The Celebrations were kicked off with a successful Festival on Saturday at The Peaceful Dragon - Charlotte's Premium Martial Arts School - attended by a huge crowd, which made it to our local TV News 14 as featured in this short clip - also my hubby's little fame! Watch out for the tall guy in the front row doing Tai Chi right after the Lion Dance - that's him!

Some pictures of the Demo Team from the Festival:

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After the Festivities, the celebration was highlighted with a formal Dinner Banquet held at Holiday Inn uptown. Here's a little preview of Center City Charlotte's skyline for your viewing pleasure...

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Now the Reveal:

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This is the reason behind the need for the little black dress. After 10+ years of required training in Tai Chi, my hubby finally reached the final mark and was promoted to Lao Shr {Teacher} level. He now carries the revered title Sifu. It was a very touching moment not just for him but for me. There were 3 of them that got promoted in the same level but ONLY him got the standing ovation. It made me prouder of him more than ever! Just made me realize that there are a lot of people out there that loves him for who he is, besides me... {I know you're reading this - I love you honey!}

And finally, see my black dress!? Loooooved it! Thank you to all those who participated in the quest. The lucky winner of a surprise gift will be announced tomorrow along with the drawing for the giveaway with a cause.

Now onto the Party! Hobnobbing and rubbing elbows with some of the rich and famous peeps of Charlotte:

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On the picture: Juanita Munoz - Celebrated Expert on Feng Shui. Eric Sbarge - Renowned Martial Artist and owner of the famous The Peaceful Dragon Martial Arts School. Carolene Chun - Owner of AudioBook Store of the Carolinas {the ONLY existing Audiobookstore in Charlotte} and Debra Sbarge co-owner of The Peaceful Dragon.

So far, The year of the Ox looks really promising! - My jewelry almost sold out during the Festival + special orders. My daughter won the 1st prize for her age category in the Banquet drawing. Then I won this Princess dress for her today! How lucky is that!?

Now here's something FOR YOU. Juanita will be featured in an upcoming post and one lucky winner will get a free Feng Shui reading from her. And if she's in your area, she'll even do a Feng Shui application for your home. Is this cool or what? You may want to subscribe to my RSS so you won't miss it! Stay Tuned.

10 comments:

  1. wow are you in charlotte?! i used to go down to charlotte all the time for business - such a pretty city and great food and hotels!!! thats as much as i saw!! my hubby and i study krav maga - at least i did until i hurt my elbow really badly a few months ago. have a happy tuesday!!!

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  2. That is just too cool! Sounds like you had a blast and congrats to the hubby!

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  3. What a wonderful post, thank you for the great pictures. Congratulations to your husband, the Sifu. I have studied Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido for many years and have two black belts, so I appreciate what a journey and effort this is for the new Master. You look beautiful in your dress and you and your husband are a great looking couple. Happy New Year!

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  4. You're right...the year of the Ox is turning out amazing! Congrats to your daughter and on all your sales! I made a mistake. I do have your button but I just had a different one. I've updated to the new one.

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  5. Congrats to your hubby and love the black dress. The festival looks amazing!

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  6. Awesome post! Thanks for sharing all the great pictures! How tall is your hubby? Mine's 6'1" and my oldest son is almost as tall.

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  7. Those are great pictures. Love the Little Black Dress. You look great! And congrats to your hubby that is quite an accomplishment.

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  8. Seems that Charlotte is occupied by Chinese residents or just lovers of Feng Shui and Tai Chi. The video went on a little bit fast so it's hard to catch up. You finally got the dress you're looking for, heheee! It dressed you up! And I love the Princess dress, wish I had a daughter, *sigh*...

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  9. I know it's a little belated, but Happy Hew Year - the pictures make it look like you all had a great time.

    Shoeless or not.

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  10. wow! katuwa naman happy for you and your family ha c: ang gwapo pala ng hubby mo ha c:

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