Sunday, February 18, 2007

Happy Chinese New Year!

How I love that beautiful girl!

This is the Chinese version for "Happy New Year"

Pronunciation: "gong her shin shi"

Lovely Summer
Emily, thirsty after coaching the drummers

Above, Kate and Ashley "row, row, row" their boat. Note Kate has taken the tomboy approach of sitting in a dress. ::sigh::

Below, Mr. Kevin attempts to get all the kids together and looking at the camera. Better luck next time!


Below, sweet Miss Ashley wishes Kate a happy new year!


Above, the Lion Dance - very cool,very loud. The lion and his tamer would get right into our faces. Kate LOVED that part as long as she had a firm grip on my hands, but her girlfriend Ashley was not so sure about the whole ordeal.
Below, you can see how Ashley looked for the entire presentation. Too funny!

I wish I would have gotten a pic of Kate's other girlfriend, Emily, who looked like a drummer for a rock band the entire time. She was soooo into it!

Kate shows off her "year of the pig" craft.


And now for some cultural education, thanks to www.chinatoday.com

The Year of the Pig -- 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
You are a splendid companion, an intellectual with a very strong need to set difficult goals and carry them out. You are sincere, tolerant, and honest but by expecting the same from others, you are incredibly naive. Your quest for material goods could be your downfall. The Pig would be best in the arts as an entertainer, or possible a lawyer.


And what is our Chinese zodiac?
Kate...
Our Monkey -- 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
You are a very intelligent and a very clever wit. Because of your extraordinary nature and magnetic personality, you are always well-liked. The Monkey, however, must guard against being an opportunist and distrustful of other people. Your sign promises success in any field you try.

Scott...
Chef Rat -- 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996
You are imaginative, charming, and truly generous to the person you love. However, you have a tendency to be quick-tempered and overly critical. You are also inclined to be somewhat of an opportunist. Born under this sign, you should be happy in sales or as a writer, critic, or publicist.

Melissa...
Le Dog -- 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982 (my blog, my choice of years!), 1994, 2006
The Dog will never let you down. Born under this sign you are honest, and faithful to those you love. You are plagued by constant worry, a sharp tongue, and a tendency to be a fault finder, however. You would make an excellent businessman, activist, teacher, or secret agent.
WHAT IS YOUR CHINESE ZODIAC?
Read the description below and post a comment telling us your sign and if / how it fits you.
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Born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008.
RAT: You are imaginative, charming, and truly generous to the person you love. However, you have a tendency to be quick-tempered and overly critical. You are also inclined to be somewhat of an opportunist. Born under this sign, you should be happy in sales or as a writer, critic, or publicist.
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Born in 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009.
BUFFALO: A born leader, you inspire confidence from all around you. You are conservative methodical, and good with your hands. Guard against being chauvinistic and always demanding your own way. The Buffalo would be successful as a skilled surgeon, general, or hairdresser.
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Born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010.
TIGER: You are sensitive, emotional, and capable of great love. However, you have a tendency to get carried away and be stubborn about what you think is right; often seen as a "Hothead" or rebel. Your sign shows you would be excellent as a boss, explorer, race car driver, or matador.
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Born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011.
RABBIT: You are the kind of person, that people like to be around affectionate, obliging, always pleasant. You have a tendency, though, to get too sentimental and seem superficial. Being cautious and conservative, you are successful in business but would also make a good lawyer, diplomat, or actor.
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Born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012.
DRAGON: Full of vitality and enthusiasm, the Dragon is a popular individual even with the reputation of being foolhardy and a "big mouth" at times. You are intelligent, gifted, and a perfectionist but these qualities make you unduly demanding on others. You would be well-suited to be an artist, priest, or politician.
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Born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013.
SNAKE: Rich in wisdom and charm, you are romantic and deep thinking and your intuition guides you strongly. Avoid procrastination and your stingy attitude towards money. Keep your sense of humor about life. The Snake would be most content as a teacher, philosopher, writer, psychiatrist, and fortune teller.
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Born in 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954,1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014.
HORSE: Your capacity for hard work is amazing. Your are your own person-very independent. While intelligent and friendly, you have a strong streak of selfishness and sharp cunning and should guard against being egotistical. Your sign suggests success as an adventurer, scientist, poet, or politician.
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Born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015...
GOAT: Except for the knack of always getting off on the wrong foot with people, the Goat can be charming company. Your are elegant and artistic but the first to complain about things. Put aside your pessimism and worry and try to be less dependent on material comforts. You would be best as an actor, gardener, or beachcomber.
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Born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016...
MONKEY: You are a vary intelligent and a very clever wit. Because of your extraordinary nature and magnetic personality, you are always well-liked. The Monkey, however, must guard against being an opportunist and distrustful of other people. Your sign promises success in any field you try.
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Born in 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017...
ROOSTER: The Rooster is a hard worker; shrewd and definite in decision making often speaking his mind. Because of this, you tend to seem boastful to others. You are a dreamer, flashy dresser, and extravagant to an extreme. Born under this sign you should be happy as a restaurant owner, publicist, soldier or world traveler.
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Born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018...
DOG: The Dog will never let you down. Born under this sign you are honest, and faithful to those you love. You are plagued by constant worry, a sharp tongue, and a tendency to be a fault finder, however. You would make an excellent businessman, activist, teacher, or secret agent.
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Born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019...
PIG: You are a splendid companion, an intellectual with a very strong need to set difficult goals and carry them out. You are sincere, tolerant, and honest but by expecting the same from others, you are incredibly naive. Your quest for material goods could be your downfall. The Pig would be best in the arts as an entertainer, or possible a lawyer.
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1 comment:

Patricia/NYC said...

Melissa...who knew? I'm a "Dog" too! (although a much OLDER dog, I bet!)...description fits me to a "T" EXCEPT for sharp tongue...mine is completely dull!

Love Kate's New Year outfit!

GUNG HAY FAT CHOY!
HUGS...
Patricia/NYC