Happy Chinese New Year!



Are you ready to ride the Dragon?

I just read that in China, today is celebrated as the new years day. As it falls together with a new moon, it's the ideal time to make a fresh start and let our dreams and plans grow. It's the year of the water-dragon. The Dragon is in fact the major symbol of good fortune in Chinese Astrology.  According to tradition, the Dragon brings in the Four Blessings of the East: wealth, virtue, harmony and longevity.  I hope we can expect grand things this year - and that good luck will be coming our way! And here's the lucky cat to wave you all into a fabulous new week!
Photos: Martina Voigt-Schmid

15 comments:

  1. Yeah !! partytime......love you ....happy week....xxx...

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  2. A HappY Chinese Year of the DraGOn to All.

    Have a cozy, guten Abend, liebe Martina. Es wird Kalt diese Woche, brrrr xxxx

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  3. SWEET MARTINA!

    I receive that wave as a sign of sweet friendship and I hope and plan on having a GREAT YEAR! Now dearest, how are you feeling???? Better, I so hope. BIG HUGS on this cold and freezing January evening!! Anita

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  4. Wishing you a happy Chinese New Year, dear Martina and hope that you have a lovely week

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  5. Thanks Martina
    I feel good vibrations.
    Have a great Year.
    Love
    Mapi

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  6. Hi Martina!
    Wonderful reminder today to send New Year's greetings to some of my friends and to my little niece who is from China!
    *Happy Day to you too*
    ~Maria

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  7. My precious friend,

    Oh how sorry I am to hear that you are still not completely well. This virus has taken many of us by storm and has lasted for MONTHS! I am finally back to normal, but I don't know for how long; it was a mildly cold day today, but I had to go out to get my students from recess and I did not have my coat, for I was not expecting to have to go outside. I fear that I will get sick again, but FINGERS CROSSED I will not be affected!

    JUST KEEP GETTING THAT REST and create, create, CREATE!

    LOVE TO YOU, Anita

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  8. Happy Chinese New Year Martina and wishing you much good fortune, success, health and properity in this Water Dragon year! I love your lucky cat! I have one too.

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  9. Hello Martina, Long time...hope you are fine...

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  10. Hi Martina,
    I am just slowly getting back to blogging again.
    Hope you are having a nice week:)

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  11. Thank you for the well wishes...hope you are feeling better soon too. Hugs for a very happy and healthy weekend dear one.

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  12. Hi Martina!

    I have tried commenting on your previous blog posts when you posted them, but was not successful. I hope this one goes through? :)

    I hope it is a grand year for everyone too!

    I LOVE the post you did with the light interiors. What a relaxing setting. Very inspiring!! I have been feeling a bit ill with a viral flu bug going around, your pretty blog gives me a smile today. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy weekend to you!

    xoxo...Gloria

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