January 31, 2022. 64°F/18°C.
It’s the Year of the Tiger, specifically the Water Tiger, since each year also has an associated element. The Viking Star celebrated Chinese New Year today , with a Chinese-themed dinner buffet, and a musical celebration on the pool deck from 10:00 pm until 12:30 so that we could all ring in the lunar new year.
I was especially looking forward to dinner, since I’d spent almost all day prone in our cabin, dizzy-headed from the ocean swells, drinking ginger ale and eating Granny Smith apples. My favourite server, Yoyo, passed me on deck and noticed I was looking a bit green and had room service bring me the pop and apples, along with a dish of candied ginger. I tried for a while to relax on the pool deck, but the water in the pool sloshed with each movement of the ship, the sound of which only seemed to reinforce the pressure in my head. Unfortunately, despite all the amazing Chinese specialties on offer, all I managed was some steamed rice and a couple of potstickers before heading back to the cabin. Ted headed upstairs while I slept and captured a few images of the celebration.
Despite not feeling great, I did keep my morning haircut appointment with Teodora, so am now back to the ultrashort “shorn” state that is so easy to manage, if a bit boyish (I’ll make up for that with dresses and earrings). Trimming off so much “blonde” hair reveals just how much grey is really there; I’ll have to decide at some point on this cruise to either finally go au naturelle, or have Teodora work some colour magic.
I’m super excited to dock tomorrow and place feet on terra firma for a couple of days.