Year of the Rabbit

My family celebrates a few traditions that stem from the Chinese culture, however Chinese New Year is not of them.

We celebrated the New Year at midnight on December 31st but few of our friends celebrated their New Year today. Today is the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year and it is the year of the Rabbit. Because the rabbit is an animal known for its gentleness, this year is supposed to be our opportunity to heal, relax, entertain, mend fences. The year to reach out, connect and heal. The year to make time for family gatherings and comfortable travel.

Before I read more into what the year of the rabbit means, I was already planning to do a lot of relaxing and travel this year as well as attending family gatherings. Just pure coincidence right?

I was born on the Year of The Rooster, they say people born in the Year of the Rooster are “deep thinkers, capable, and talented. They like to be busy and are devoted beyond their capabilities and are deeply disappointed if they fail”. Sounds very familiar to me 🙂

Here are a few pictures from last year during Chinese New Year. We were in Chinatown in San Francisco.

With all the talk about Chinese New Year preparations, we were in the mood to eat dim sum at our favorite spot in Orange County, in Little Saigon.

We ate our usual fare. Starting off with a pot of Jasmine tea.

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Then pork dumpling and shellfish dumplings for the fiance.

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Bean curd dim sum, dipped in extra hot sauce.

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Then seaweed roll to finish the meal.

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And a big plate of Chinese broccoli for me.

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We tried something new this time around, we ordered the shellfish dumplings and the fiance said it didn’t taste any differently from the other dumplings.

Lets hope the Year of the Rabbit brings peace and calmness because the following year is going to be the Year of the Dragon. Yikes!

Do you know what year you were born on the Chinese calendar?

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Comments

  1. I don’t know what year I was born in on the Chinese calendar…
    Happy Chinese New Year!!!

  2. I think I am a rat on the Chinese calendar. Happy Chinese New Year! That dim sum looks so good! I’ve actually never had dim sum before. It’s on my list of things to try. 🙂

  3. I’m an ’84 baby, I’m pretty sure that was a Rat year. Hope your relaxing and traveling plans all turn out great! I could definitely use a little of that relaxing myself… 😛

    • Hey girl, yes, that is the year of the rat.

      Does this describe you? “Bright, sociable, and highly ambitious. The Rat is a true opportunist when it comes to reaching her goals. She is passionate and good to her lover- but she also likes to grumble and waste money on luxuries”

      Waste money on luxuries? I think pampering yourself is not a waste at all 🙂

      Travel plans are going well. I will be traveling out of the country 3 times this year, I am so excited.

  4. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    I don’t know what sign I would be I really didn’t get into it either. I just recently heard that they changed the years with the animal as they add new years to it. ? not sure.

    I was born in 1967. I think it is the ram or goat ewwww. I want to be something different. : ( lol

    • Hi Annette, if you are born on the year of the goat, it says you are “Kind and helpful. The Ram has artistic inclinations which tend to make her pessimistic. Even though you are indecisive and too passive, you have fantastic luck throughout life”.

      Fantastic luck throughout life, that sounds like a good year to me 🙂

  5. I love the Loving Hut! I found it last year and was amazed at how good it was 🙂

  6. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    That’s so cool.

    Thanks!

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