Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Boxing Day is for everyone...even the Yanks this year!

Boxing Day is what the Dutchies call the "second Christmas." To the Brits it's another day off and this year *some* Americans get to experience a civilized two-day Christmas break. It's so disorientating this year, especially as it runs into the weekend. So it's a four-day weekend! Ain't nowt wrong with that?!

Old skool This New York Times article explains how Boxing Day comes from St. Stephen's Day (yes, I'm named after a saint!) and is a day when everyone remembers the poor and is charitable. So says the Christmas carol: on the “feast of Stephen,” that “Good King Wenceslas” looked out and saw the snow, “deep and crisp and even.” Boxing Day refers to the gift boxes from employers to their workers for good service during the year. But get this. Workers also expected (and got) tips from Christmas holiday guests! What?! Brits tipping? Never! Hahhaaa :)

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