On Saturday, March 2 at 6 p.m., San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose FOX affiliate KTVU (channel 2) will broadcast live SF's Chinese New Year parade.
This year will be viewed much more closely than in years past. My friend and former co-worker Sherri (from Gymboree) will have her son Christopher performing as a part of the Lion dance from the Tat Wong Kung Fu Academy.
As Sherri has e-mailed to her family and friends, "Unless the line formation changes, Christopher will be the 2nd little piggy (nose, tails, ears and all!), from the left in the 2nd row."
Or, as the famous nursery rhyme reads, Christopher would be the piggy that stayed at home. In reality, that piggy is Sherri's daughter Lauren, who is anxiously waiting until she's old enough to perform in the parade as well.
Good luck and best wishes on your performance Saturday, Christopher.