Category Archives: The Chinese New Year

The Candy Queen’s New Year’s Give-away: Part 2

For me, my Year of the Horse gift-giving began at 6:30 a.m. for my morning swim at the pool.  After grabbing the first big bag of candy, I hustled out the door to hail a taxi across town to the … Continue reading

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The Candy Queen Gallops into the Year of the Horse: Part 1

This was written awhile back but I was unable to post it.  Seemed such a waste not to so here it is now. After a week of crowded bus and train stations, traffic jams on the main city roads, mobs … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year: Embrace the “Fu” (Happiness); Beware the “Weixian” (Danger)

          China being 13 hours ahead of us here in Illinois, it’s an early Saturday night in Asia with families beginning celebrations for Spring Festival Eve festivities.  Houses have been cleaned all day to welcome in the new year … Continue reading

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Capturing the Chinese New Year

         When I was teaching in Taiwan, our neighborhood had a very special Chinese New Year tradition.  I share it here with you for the newly-arrived Year of the Ox. Chinese New Year is a slippery holiday. I discovered this … Continue reading

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