Happy Chinese New Year! Today is the first day of our 15-day holiday. That’s right — 15-day holiday. We don’t believe in one-day holidays. A one-day holiday would be like a one-minute snuggle. Much too short. To fully appreciate the experience, a snuggle has to be at least 15 hours and Chinese New Year has to be a 15-day holiday. If you’re going to celebrate something, you might as well do it right.
This year, it’s the year of Remy the rat. Hmmm. Maybe Disney should have released Ratatouille this year instead of last year. As far as I know, there isn’t a ratatouille dish in our culture, so the movie would have to be called something like Chow Fun, Mu Shu, or Bird’s Nest Soup.
As some of you know, the Chinese lunar calendar is based on a 12-year cycle and each year of the cycle is associated with an animal. Last year, it was the year of the pig. Next year, it’s the year of the ox. So, here’s the next poll question. What’s your Chinese zodiac sign?