Saturday, February 6, 2016

Happy New Year - again and again and again

Although it seems like we celebrated the start of the New Year of 2016 a long time ago, it’s only been a little more than a month since we rang in the New Year. We continued our tradition of NOT staying up long enough to see the ball drop in Times Square, but we started a NEW tradition of celebrating the New Year in Mesa with my wife’s sisters and their husbands.

As you are probably aware, our celebration on January 1 is merely the start of MANY New Year celebrations throughout the year. The link below will provide more details on what they are:

New Year celebrations throughout the year

Next Monday starts the celebration of the Chinese New Year. In China, 2016 is the year of the monkey, and the characteristics of folks who were born in the year of the monkey can be found in the link below:

the Chinese New Year

I’m not entirely comfortable with the fact that I was born during the year of the pig, but since pigs are “honorable, philanthropic, determined, optimistic, sincere, and sociable”, I guess that I really can’t complain.

One of the most popular articles that I have ever published (with nearly 5000 “hits” so far) is a story that I published 5 years ago - in Chinese. If you’d like to take a look, just click on the link below:

what Google Translate can do for you

If you’d like to say “Happy New Year” in Chinese, the video below can be of help:

speak like a native

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