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