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Vivian Le
To Carry the Return of Spring
2016
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Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! It is the year of the fire monkey. I was born on 1992 which makes me a monkey as well. This year is our year to kick all the ass. Hence why Sun Wukong is here– in all his fiery glory. For those who can’t read Chinese or my sloppy attempt at cursive script, it says 金猴抱春归. This literally means ‘the golden monkey carries in its arms the return of spring.’ There are a few ways to interpret this (or maybe just one way and I am just unsure of what it really means ha). 

Spring represents a new beginning, start of the cycle, growth, vitality, etc. This year of the fire monkey will be fresh yet progressive. It’s an appropriate phrase that my cousin-in-law recalled. I hope all of you that are celebrating have had a more productive day in cleaning than I. I wish you all lots of good food and time with family and friends, especially during these next 2 weeks and a healthy, prosperous year to come. 新年快乐, 恭喜发财!