[Sca-cooks] Once again, Tentative New Year's Menus

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Mon Feb 4 10:42:22 PST 2008

On Feb 4, 2008, at 1:28 PM, Michael Gunter wrote:

>  I hate that I'm so busy this
> week because I want to take Elizabeth to one of the good
> traditional places here in Dallas for some good Chinese food
> to celebrate the New Year.

It's a state of mind. The food helps, but generally the rules are  
pretty flexible.
>> Next year, I can see. My astrological cycle begins (IOW, it's my  
>> birth > year, the year of the Ox, begins next year around this time),
> Hey! I was born in the Year of the Ox as well. So it's supposed
> to be a good one for us? I could go for that.

Yeah, I gather that if you're a Mandarin-speaker (i.e. mainland China  
or Taiwan) it's your Red Year, and if you're a Cantonese-speaker (such  
as in Hong-Kong, Kwangtung or parts of SE Asia), it's your Fire Year.  
The year corresponding to your astrological sign is generally assumed  
to be propitious, lucky, and a time of great opportunity.  
Unfortunately, you only get one in every twelve years.

>> Adamantius
> Go Win Fo Sho
> (or whatever that Chinese phrase is.)
> Gunthar

Gung Hey Fat Choy!

Adamantius (who does not get mad when people say, in my home, "Gung  
Ho, Fat Boy!", but whose spouse curls the lip and snarls a bit...)

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