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Happy Chinese New Year

The year of the Rooster flew by and it was a challenging year for me having to start a new job and adjusting to the unfamiliar new work environment. It took me almost a year to learn the culture and establish my credibility, looking back now I’m glad that I switched job and so much happier at the new place.The Chinese New Year for 2018 arrived on February 16, 2018, it’s the year of the Dog. According to the Chinese Horoscope theory from Chinesefortunecalendar.com, “Male Earth is connected to the mountain. Dog mainly contains Male Earth with little Metal and Fire. The sign of 2018 Male Earth Dog year is two mountains sit side by side or another mountain beyond a mountain. That will be a strong Earth. People will focus on real estate, agriculture, environment, territory integrity or religious, spiritual area. 2018 is a Mountain Dog year. Mountain Dog might be a wild dog. It could block your way out. That implies you might encounter some obstacles before executing your plan. You need to use your wisdom to remove the blockage first, then you will see the wide-open road.” This sounds like another challenging year for me.

We have our Chinese New Year tradition, my dad paid homage to his ancestors on Friday, I went by to photograph for him after work.

It’s an exciting time of the year for the kids, Lee said that it’s like receiving a paycheck. My dad, sisters and I gave her money in the red envelopes.

Exciting time for my niece also.

It’s a small decoration but sure makes the room more festive.

We went out to eat at a Chinese restaurant on Saturday, certainly beat having to cook.

I found some interesting reading here of what is expected for the year.

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Chinese New Year: Year of the Fire Rooster

A few days late of posting the Lunar New Year, my dad paid homage to his ancestors on January 28, 2017. This is the year of the Fire Rooster, it’s the 10th year of the zodiac and is also symbolic of hard work and diligence.

This year my dad ordered the chicken and duck from Bo’s farm and Bo deep fried them. This has to be Bo’s proudest moment to have his farm animals as part of the ceremony.

My grandfather was Chinese and passed away before I was born. I’m glad that my dad still carried the tradition and we will certainly pass this down to the younger generations.

Best Year for:  Dragons, Goats
Money Year for:  Snakes, Oxen & Monkeys
Good Year for: Rats, Horses
Mixed Year for:  Roosters, Tigers
Challenging Year for:  Rabbits, Dogs, Pigs

I found some interesting reading here of what is expected for the year.