Monday, February 4, 2019


Gung Hay Fat Choy!  Happy New Year!  And welcome to the Year of the Pig.  This is in fact the year of the Earth Pig.  People born in this year (1959, 2019) are good at socializing and maintaining relationships.

The pig is the 12th in the 12 year Chinese Zodiac cycle.  It is a sign that signifies wealth.  People who are born in the year of the pig tend to be considerate, responsible, independent and optimistic.  They show generosity and mercy to others.  However, they are lazy at times.

This Year of the Pig is a year of fortune and luck.  It is a great year to make money and to invest.

Having said all of that the people who know me know that I take this all in fun and don't believe any of it.  But having a Chinese heritage I always celebrate.

And we did today.  Joe was the speaker at the nursing home today.  We picked up Rick and went together.    After the service, we headed to the Chinese buffet for dinner.  I haven't been there in so long and it was great to get some of their good food.  I had sushi (even though that is Japanese), chicken and broccoli, and glass noodles (rice noodles).  I had one dumpling but it wasn't very good.  The dough was too thick.  We got there in time to have the lunch special and saved some money.

Needless to say, we were too full for dinner.  But that was fine.  I will have what I planned for today for tomorrow's dinner.

I didn't get to see the Lion Parade in person, but here's some pictures I got from google of this year's celebrations.  You can see the Peace Gate which straddles 10th Street in the second picture.  I love that gate!

The parade is always very colorful and very loud!  Lots of firecrackers going off all over the place.

And now I have to get going and do some things before I go to bed.  It's been a long day.  Hope you have a good evening.



  1. Interesting about the Chinese New Year! Thanks for sharing. The parade looks fun!

  2. I don't believe in it either but I love the costumes! So colorful! It was neat that one of the lion costumes you included was red;my favorite color! The weather feels so much nicer. Even if it won't last,I can enjoy it for now.Have a beautiful day!

  3. I'm slowly catching up here. I loved the ground hog photos. I missed it all. The Chinese parade is just gorgeous. I love the colors. They are so happy and gay looking. I hope we really do have an early Spring! You have a great day, hugs, Edna B.

  4. Hubby always gets Chinese take-out for lunch every Thursday. I guess he'll have to celebrate the new year tomorrow! Our son lived in Taiwan for 2 years and can speak Mandarin Chinese. Chinese New Year was a very crazy time of year! Hope your week is going good!

  5. Happy Chibpnese New Year to you, Kathy, and lunch out sounded like a great way to celebrate.


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