chinese new year


Today marks the start of the Lunar New Year, a time for quiet contemplation, constant vigilance against bad luck and watching the mail for the hong bao that my mom still sends me, even though I am well beyond the age where that is acceptable. Eat some oranges for good luck! Go get some dim… READ MORE »

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Happy Chinese New Year! Today is officially the start of The Year of the Dragon. I know what you’re all thinking: but what does this Year of the Dragon business have to do with me? (First of all, find out if you were born in the Year of the Dragon here. If you weren’t, find… READ MORE »


In the Chinese calendar, 2010 was the year of the Tiger. If you’re feeling a little tuckered out after these past 12 months, that’s natural. It was quite a torrid affair—full of tumultuous mood swings, lots of hard work and over-the-top passionate adventures.

Yeah, we know. Phew.

We survived the drama, and even… READ MORE »


If your 2009 isn’t quite getting off to the start you’d been hoping, you get another chance today with the Chinese New Year. Traditionally, money is given in red envelopes to unmarried young people, bringing both the giver and the recipient good fortune — that’s why this Double Fast Luck Emotibomb from Lush is in… READ MORE »


The Chinese New Year (year 4707 on the Chinese calendar) begins on January 26, so why not throw a bash to celebrate “The Year of the Ox?” Who cares if you’re not Chinese or an ox? Winter is lasting way too long and we need a party up in here!

While the festivities… READ MORE »