Chinese New Year with China Coast

It’s almost time for Chinese New Year. February 14th will bring us into the Year of the Tiger. I am Year of the Boar  in the East and in the West I am Aquarian. Lucky for me I recently read that the Tiger is most closely related to Aquarius so I am gonna ride the tiger for all it is worth. The Year of the Ox (my husband’s )  has been filled with a lot of hard work and plenty of success but I am looking forward to running quickly and being fierce and in animal print! The Tiger’s Motto is “I Win!” and of course you love The Eye of the Tiger!!!!

One of the most dynamic signs in the zodiac, Tigers are truly a force of nature. They are by turns dependable, unpredictable, fearless and stout-hearted, tender and loving. For all the world appearing at times to be quiet homebodies, Tigers may just as suddenly change course, and pack up to travel to some far-flung exotic destination.

Groovee Fortune recently designed an Email Postcard for  China Coast in celebration of the new year and I wanted to share it with you. China Coast, Asian Art and Antiques, deals in beautiful objects, textiles and jewerly from all over the world. Really amazing stuff. Below are a few of my favorite pieces.  You can learn about Asian Art, find out about current Asian Art Collections , etc.

Reverse Glass Painting from Indonesia


Canton Enamel Chocolate Set

I have totally missed a whole month of blogging so
I am happy to begin another new year so I can keep up.
Get ready for a Happy Chinese New Year!  
GRRRRRRR!!!!! I WIN!!!!

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Year of the Ox

year of the oxThe Year of the Ox, which emphasizes prosperity through fortitude and dependable, hard labour, begins January 26, 2009. I am the Year of the Pig/Wild Boar in the Chinese New Year calendar and even redesigned my web site Groovee Fortune with a Karate Pig in 2007 the Year of the Golden Pig. My husband is an Ox, so I decided to see what was in store for 2009.

“Although we were warned of the Rat’s bite, many were not prepared for the upheavals and misfortunes that hit the world in 2008.

The effects of the Rat year will continue to spill over to the Ox Year, so we will still feel the impact. But with resilience and hard work, we can ride out the storm.” Insight into the Ox year – Sun 2 Surf

Can you believe Obama is an Ox! It would be cool if Bush was a Rat but GW is a Fire Pig. I am a Metal Pig (ha ha!) and GW had a pretty good year in 2007.

Ox – You may have been disappointed by a relatively modest 2008, but as your sign enters the heaven, the groundwork you laid should start paying off in 2009. Don’t expect fireworks, but success should arrive both in your family life and in business. This is a great year to achieve personal ambitions as well as take action on major decisions. You’ll find both family and friends supportive of new plans.

red wineConsidering my husband started his company, Traveling Bistro, last year, I like the sounds of this prediction. Go OX! Go OX! It’s your birthday! It’s your birthday! Wait! It’s actually your whole yearcuz a birthday can only spill into a few weeks before getting messing.

Best of Luck to all in the Chinese New Year!!!!! In honor of this year and my husband’s new business, I offer up a Year of the Ox Recipe for Ginger-Steamed Wild Black Bass with Stir-Fried Chinese Greens and a wine list to ring in the New Year!

Trip to the Asian Market

I took these photos a few years ago at the Chinese New Year celebration in north Austin. Here are some of my favorites.

Happy Buddhas

Happy Buddhas

Porcelin Asian Ladies

Porcelain Lotus Ladies

Catfish

Catfish!!!!

Jolly Asian Men

Jolly Asian Men

See more Chinese New Year photos

Happy Chinese New Year

Lacy and Beth Been

Ah man the year of the golden wild boar is OVER! But it’s been
great & this year promises to be fantastic as well!!!

Wishing you & your family a year of health & prosperity!
Gung Hay Fat Choy!

The Year of the Rat
Chinese Horoscopes for 4705 – 2008

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