Welcome the year of the dragon in the Chinese New Year!
I say Chinese New Year because I escaped Korea to go see how the original people celebrate their lunar new year!
On Chinese New Year I went to an amusement park in Jakarta with lots of exhibits showcasing the best of Indonesia. Indonesia consists of 17,508 islands, (thanks Wikipedia) which includes a lot of culture.
There were also animals like birds and fish. And this …
The Indonesian Dragon: The Komodo Dragon!
My enthusiastic tour guide was very excited to show me the famous Indonesian dragon. But I think he doesn’t realize little, white American girls who fall in love with Asia learn about China and Japan. Not Indonesia so much. And when I first heard of the Komodo Dragon, I thought it was the most fabulous thing-A REAL LIFE DRAGON! But then, I realized Komodo is not a Japanese name and my interest in the dragon died. It became just a poser-lizard. Which is, in fact, what it is. That or a land crocodile. Or a giant monitor.
Yep, the Komodo dragon disappointed me for not being from or a tribute to the land of the rising sun. That and my tour guide let the snake in the picture get close to me. So scary! I am against reptiles and their egg-born spawn.
So, here’s to you, Year of the Dragon! May your dragons be more colorful, beautiful, and exciting than the giant Indonesian land crocodile.