Gung Hay Fat Choy
Chinese New Year
I was born in the year of the pig. I found this out when visiting my Chinese Grandmother who lived in San Francisco. Everytime we went to visit her she gave me and my two sisters an Ang Pao, A red envelope containing money. Ang Paos are given to unmarried people, regardless of age, usually during celebrations such as Chinese New year. I suppose seeing her grandchildren was a cause for celebration.
It was at one of these get togethers, during a family meal in a chinese restaurant, that I found out I was born in the year of the pig. There are five types of pigs I'm an earth pig.
The Chinese New year begins Sunday February 18.