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Happy Lunar New Year - Veronica Roth
Hi everybody, The new lunar year has begun. The year of the pig; which, incidently, is my year! Here in Vancouver, it arrived with a spring like feeling… …but don’t be fooled, February is an unpredictable month here. I went to the local asian market to stock up on the kinds of things I needed to make the most of the festivities. While I was walking around, I spied a sweet little paper pig hanging from the ceiling. I tried to find the decoration, but it seemed that that was the last one in the store. So I picked up a bright and cheery lantern and asked a market person if I could buy the piggie hanging from the ceiling. He said yes, but would have to wait while he fetched the bar code for the checkout. So I agreed and waited. While I was waiting, an older Chinese lady was choosing candies and I asked her what I needed for my festive eve. She told me I needed lotus blossom candies…although chocolates were fine. Her friend beside her said I also needed dumplings…and door stickers…and orchids… …and a money plant…and fish. I already have several jade plants and my …