How Chinese New Year Beats the January Blues (Things I’ve Learned From My Chinese Husband) | Speaking of China

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  1. Phil Chung
    Phil Chung January 11, 2016 at 7:34 pm | | Reply

    Yes, Chinese new year does do away some January blue. But I think it’smmore important to stay in tune with the nature. I try to go out as much as I can in the weekends (e.g. hikes, climbing, sea kayake etc). Ok admittedly, HK is much warmer than northern China… but hey..

    When I was living in the UK, I did a lot of hill / cross country running in the dark and cold. To me that was very liberating and one of the best way to beat winter blues.

  2. Susan Blumberg-Kason
    Susan Blumberg-Kason January 12, 2016 at 8:08 am | | Reply

    I love celebrating Chinese New Year and agree it’s a nice way to break up the winter doldrums. One of my favorite memories of living in Washington after college was taking a bus across DC, dressed in a long coat and qipao, to go to a Chinese New Year’s party where I saw most of my friends in DC, Americas, Taiwanese, and mainland Chinese. We ate tons of homemade jiaozi and everyone forgot it was 20F outside. Three years later most of these friends ended up at a handover party in Hong Kong, which of course was 70 degrees warmer.

  3. Marta
    Marta January 13, 2016 at 11:25 am | | Reply

    We don’t celebrate Chinese New Year much… my boyfriend’s family don’t follow any tradition, they just go to a restaurant to have dinner all together and that’s it! But, anyway, I’m excited for CNY because we usually go somewhere. This year we are going to Japan! My bf just got his visa 🙂

  4. Autumn
    Autumn January 16, 2016 at 8:26 am | | Reply

    So when my Big Brother went to the Naval Academy, he and his fellow Midshipmen referred to the period between New Year’s and Spring Break as “The Dark Ages.”

    Never mind that there was a Valentine’s Day formal in there. And St. Patrick’s Day. Nothing could alleviate the cold and gloom that settled over the campus for three months. I swear, that place oozed depression. Usually my teen sisters and I loved visiting our brother and oggling the hot middies in their sexy uniforms. But in January and February, we could not get out of Annapolis fast enough!

    If ever a place needed the fireworks and light of a Chinese New Year, it was USNA.

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