Happy Chinese New Year of the Sheep

Well, it’s that time again to celebrate Chinese New Year.  2015 is the Year of the Sheep.  One of the Chinese zodiac calendars I refer to says of people born in the year of the sheep:

“Elegant and creative, you are timid and prefer anonymity”.

If you don’t know what zodiac animal you are,  refer to any online Asian zodiac calendar, in twelve year cycles of the 12 zodiac animals. 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943,  1931, 1919 are all sheep years.

My longest living relative Aunty Kay lived to 101, and she was born in Hawaii in the year of the sheep.  Must have been good genes and living in the tropics, as she raised 4 step children, 6 children, lots of grand & great-grandchildren, and survived her husband (my uncle Koichi, who died at age 94).

If you’re new to Tucson and don’t know much about the Tucson Chinese community, go to the Tucson Chinese Community Center website, www.tucsonchinese.org for info on classes, programs, membership, history programs.   Although I’m not Chinese, I’ve been a member for years as I love to play mah jong, an ancient Chinese game of 144 tiles combining luck and skill.

Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Rd.

Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Rd.

Happy New Year today!  And enjoy Chinese food today at the numerous restaurants around town.


One response to “Happy Chinese New Year of the Sheep

  1. Lots of delicious Chinese food & desserts at the TCCC yesterday, with dance, tai chi classes, along with visit by The Pathfinders group, which raises $ for historic preservation. They were on a 4 stop tour of historic sites in Tucson, including this center, Old Main, Franklin Auto Museum. Happy New Year again.