Sunday, February 14, 2010

HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR!!!


February 14th, 2010 is the first day of the first lunar month and this year we are celebrating the Year of the Metal Tiger! Hurray for the Tiger! Hurray for getting rid of that stinky old brown cow! Yes 2009 was the Year of the Stinky Old Brown Shit Cow. I am so glad that it is moving its fat stinky butt out of the way. I've got a nice big steak waiting for me to sink my teeth in as a farewell to the cow. Au revoir, you nasty old heifer! Thanks for crapping on me all year long. Even to the bitter end - leaving me this week with a leaking roof after 50 inches of snow. Yes I blame you for that nasty doritos, old socks, vomit and mold smell in the girls room where you left your nasty tracks of melted snow. I am so glad to be getting rid of you.

Welcome Old Man Tiger and bring us some good luck for a change! Yes it may be a year of ups and downs, but change is good. Change can shake things up. I'm not afraid of change... yet.

Someone recently asked me if only Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year. I said no, most Asian countries celebrate it. And she asked me if Koreans and Japanese wish each other a Happy Chinese New Year. Which was funny because I could understand that question. So I explained to her that it was actually a celebration of the new lunar year so Asians would just wish each other a Happy New Year. But outside of Asia, most people know it as Chinese New Year. She asked if I was offended by that and I said no. Wishing someone a Happy Chinese New Year is no different than wishing someone a Happy Lunar New Year. The sentiment is the same and very well appreciated.

So to everyone out there, I wish you a Happy Chinese/Lunar/Asian New Year! May the Year of the Tiger bring about some well needed luck for everyone!

16 comments:

Whirlochre said...

Metal tigers sound terribly exciting.

I want one.

Christina Farley said...

Happy Lunar New Year! May the tiger roar!

C.R. Evers said...

Happy Lunar New Year! Wishing you Luck, prosperity and health!

~RaWr~

Joy Wizziwa said...

Glad that stinky cow is gone...much better things coming on the road ahead. ;)

jjdebenedictis said...

Gung hai fat choi!

Chris Eldin said...

When we were in Dubai, the Chinese New Year was a big deal at my kids' schools. It was a lot of fun...

And LOL about the shitty cow. Let's kick him in the butt some more, make sure he's extra dead.

Kelly said...

The year of the metal tiger sounds much cooler than year of the shit cow!
Happy Lunar New Year, Ello. It will be a better one for you!

pacatrue said...

I ran into that confusion on my Facebook page. I mentioned that this weekend was the start of the lunar new year, and someone commented how it was Chinese new year as well.

Kim Kasch said...

A tiger sounds so exciting. I hope there are exciting things in store for us in this coming year --- Fingers X'd.

Aniket said...

Happy New yr! :)

Stewart Sternberg said...

Happy New Year. Age of the Tiger? I sincerely hope so, being a fan of the Detroit baseball team. Interesting blog, by the way.

Avery DeBow said...

I was always bummed to be an Ox, and last year just cemented my belief that I have nothing at all in common with that stinky brown cow. I have decided to take on a new lunar sign. Auditions will be held next week.

Rebecca Knight said...

GO YEAR OF THE TIGER! I'm excited to see what 2010 has in store :).

Happy New Year, Ello!

moonrat said...

gung hei fat choi :)

(or gongxi facai, if you prefer mandarin)

actually, wait... i think i know korean, too. is it se he bok ma ni pa ju se oh?

anyway. THANK GOD! welcome, tiger!

laughingwolf said...

happy new year!

come get your award...

Nandini said...

Happy New Year--hope it brings you good health, happiness, and book deals!!

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