Demon Beast! Happy Year of the Earth Pig!

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猪年大吉! Wish you luck in the Year of the Earth PIG!

The two of us have loved Asian culture even before we could read. The main culprit was a Chinese martial arts series back in the 80’s, with equal amounts of kung fu and cheesy drama and pretty clothes. Oh, those pretty, pretty clothes…

When the golden gates of the internet years opened, we indulged in countless hours of feverish research but it was at a local Chinese restaurant that we first heard our cheerful waitress say “Gongxi Facai!” as she handed us a complimentary calendar. “May you be happy and prosperous!” it was the meaning of those lovely words and we asked her what was the occasion. “Lunar Year!”

We can’t say we remember what animal was designated on that particular year but suddenly, to have gained the knowledge of this whole different year calendar with its different zodiac beasts, made our imaginations soar high.  And years later here we are, writing about this with a happy smile and a cheerful image to match (hopefully) that has its own little wild story, straight from our imagination.
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