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FROMTHEEDITORINCHIEFThestartoanewyearhasalwaysbeenabitbittersweetorme.OntheonehandtheendotheholidayseasonarrivesandIsimplydonotwanttodisassembleallmydecorationsandpackthemawayornextyear.OntheotherhandthankullyIknowthattheupcomingyearwillbeoverfowingwithsomanynewandexcitingthingstowriteabout.Newbeginnings.IamlookingorwardtomyrstullyearbeingtheeditoroYellowMagazineandusingmyprowessindesigntoinormourreadersalongthewayoallthelatestashionandtrends.Youcanexpecttoseealittlebitmoreomerefectedineachsuccessiveissueasthisyearprogresses.YellowMagazinemarksitstenthyearinpublicationin2015.WhatawonderulmilestonetohavereachedInthisissuewearecelebratingthenewyearandlunarnewyearwithstyleinspiration.WearekickingtheyearowithmodernwesternwearjustintimeorRodeoseason.IamaTexasgirlandweareinTexasaterallIssaPhotobyAndrewNguyen JanuaryFebruary2015ThecoloryellowhasplayedarecurrentsymbolicrolethroughoutthehistoryofAsianculture.ItsymbolizestheearththatsustainsalllifeyethasbeenembracedbyBuddhistmonksasanexpressionofunchallengedpower.Suchistheroleofyellowalwaysreveredbutindifferentwaysunderdifferentcircumstances.ThemissionofYellowMagazineistointroduceourreaderstotheartisticfashionlifestyleandentertainmentcontributionsmadebyAsianAmericans.Itisourhopethatthedepthandbreadthofthetopicsandeventswecoverdojusticetothepridethatthecoloryellowhasrepresentedthroughoutthemillennia.AstheeditorinchiefofYellowMagazinemylastnameisHoangwhichalsomeansyellow.JustasIamproudofmynameIamproudofmyheritageandproudofYellowMagazine.EditorinChiefIssaChouPublisherMVMediaPublisherManagingDirectorVietHoangAdvertising713.528.6000x103salesyellowmags.comYellowMagazine1990PostOakBlvd.Space1990DHoustonTX77056p713.528.6000f713.228.3186yellowmags.comYellowMagazineispublished6timesayear.Allrightsreserved.Reproductioninwholeorpartofthemagazineisstrictlyprohibitedwithoutthepermissionofthepublisher.YellowMagazineisnotresponsibleforanyunsolicitedmaterialssubmitted.SubscriptionstoYellowMagazinemaybepurchasedfor366issues.MailchecktoYellowMagazine1990PostOakBlvd.Space1990DHoustonTX77056.2015MVMediaEditorHenriMerceronCulturalEditorsVuthyKuonTriciaVoloreHealthEditorIvyYangTravelEditorMattSimsWineEditorPhilipCuisimanoMusicEditorTylerMerceronLifestyleEditorChauNguyenBeautyEditorTreeVaelloFashionEditorViHuaContributingWritersDeanneNguyenLeoSiprasAshleyVuInternAsiaHoangCreativeDirectorJeffMartinWebsiteLeoSiprasAssistanttotheEditorinChiefAshleyVuContributingPhotographersMitchellAlexanderThangNguyenkevinvideo1yahoo.comTimothyFredericktimothyfrederick.comShehlaZ.Shahshehlazshahphotography.comPeterThamFashionPhotographerDebbiePorterFashionStylistSarahPrudhommeHairDennisClendennenwBrandonMolinetMakeupLisaCapuchinoBusinessManagerKarlaMontejoOnthecoverRoystonHat85IroSweater375PintoRanchTurquoiseMoonNecklace60PintoRanchTurquoiseConchoBelt95PintoRanchDanaSteinFur245PintoRanchCurrentElliotJeans268ModelAngelShiNealHamilAgency 2015YearoftheSheep19311943195519671979199120032015Sheepdonotliketobealone.Theyareveryfamily-orientedpeople.IfyoudonotlikechildrenorbigfamiliesSheeparenotrightforyou.Theywillgivethemselvestotherightpersonandwilldoeverythingtheycantomaintainastablelovinghappyrelationship.EventhoughSheepcanbeclingyandself-deprecatingtheyarelovingandmakegreatromanticpartners.Theyarecompassionateandkindgenuineandaffectionate.Sheepneedpartnerswhowillbesupportiveandattentiveandwhowillhelpthemdeveloptheirself-condence.Theyareoftenunawareoftheirtalentsbutwithencouragementandlovethosetalentswillcomeforth.Sheepcraveapartnerwhomakesthemfeelsafeenoughtotrynewthingsandwhowillgivethemthecondencetheyneedtoshine.SheepwithRatSometimestoughbutworthpursuing.Ratmightbealittledistant.SheepwithOxYoumaybephysicallyattractedbutnothingmore.SheepwithTigerYoubothwalkontoomanyeggshellstomaintainastablepartnership.Youmaybeabletohaveagoodbusinessrelationshipbutnotaloveone.SheepwithRabbitYoushareamutualrespectunderstandingandpointsofview.GoforitSheepwithDragonSexuallyattractedbutnotmentallyorintellectuallycompatible.SheepwithSnakeGreatfriendsandevenbetterloverswithgreatsexualenergy.SheepwithHorseLoveatrstsightbecomessomuchmore.SheepwithSheepYouunderstandeachotherperfectly.WonderwhySheepwithMonkeyYourdifferencescoulduniteyou.SheepwithRoosterAlottoovercome.Youmaywanttoreconsiderenteringintoarelationship.SheepwithDogAtiringunionfraughtwithpersonalityconicts.SheepwithPigYoumakegreatcompanions.4yellowmags.comFINDLOVEUSINGYOURANIMALINSTINCTFROMDOGTOTIGERSincetheLunarNewYearstartsinFebruarythemonthoflovewearecompelledtohighlightloveromanceandsexualcompatibilityinoursynopsesofthevariouszodiacsigns.Nowisthetimetogetintouchwithyourinneranimalandbefamiliarwiththoseoftheoneswithwhomyoushouldromanticallyconnect.PhotobyDebbiePorteratLoneStarFarm yellowmags.com5YearoftheMonkey1932194419561968198019922004Monkeysarethemostpromiscuousofallthesigns.Theyareirtatiousandliketoseektheattentionofotherstogetwhattheywant.Theyareeasilyboredandmustbestimulatedintellectuallyaswellasphysicallyinordertostayaroundforextendedperiodsoftime.Monkeyscanbeclevermischievousandmanipulativewhenpursuingaloveinterest.Monkeysareintensesensuallovers.Theycanteaseorcharmanyonequickly.Theyenjoyentertainingtheirloverswiththeirsensesofhumorandtheirabilitytocaptivateacrowd.WhentheMonkeydecidesonamateitislikelytobeforever.AMonkeysbestloverislightheartedandopen-minded.TheycannotbeoverlysensitiveortheMonkeywillloseinterest.MonkeywithRatCommongroundgetsyouontherighttrack.MonkeywithOxIfitworksoutitllbealotoffun.MonkeywithTigerYoulldriveeachothercrazybecauseyouaretoocompetitivewitheachother.MonkeywithRabbitItwontendwell.Donttrytheromance.Itisbettertopreserveyourfriendship.MonkeywithDragonYousharesimilarpointsofviewandacommonunderstanding.MonkeywithSnakeYoumakeagreatpairintellectuallybutenvywilldriveyouapart.Tostaytogetheryoumustlearntocompromise.MonkeywithHorseBettersuitedtobefriendsratherthanlovers.MonkeywithSheepYourdifferencescoulduniteyouplusthereisalotofsexualenergy.MonkeywithMonkeyYoucanbringouttheyouthineachother.WhatafunpartnershipMonkeywithRoosterNotanidealromance.MonkeywithDogYouhavealotgoingforyou.MonkeywithPigArgumentsbringyoutogetherandleaveyousexuallycharged.YearoftheRooster1933194519571969198119932005Roostersaregenerallyprettyblackorwhitewhenitcomestotheirfeelings.Theyeitherlikeyouortheydont.Thereisnoinbetween.AlthoughtheyarevocalwithopinionsandideasRoostersareprettytight-lippedabouttheirpersonalemotionsandfeelings.Theycertainlydontweartheirheartsontheirsleeves.Theyareintenselyprivatepeoplewhoneverkissandtell.ItisnoteasytolivewithRoostershoweverifyoucangetpasttheirbossyobstinatemywayorthehighwayexterioryouwillndawonderfullyromanticcaringindividualhiddenunderneath.Theirheartsaremadeofsolidgoldandtheygenuinelycareabouttheirfamilyandfriendsasmuchastheycareaboutthemselvesbelieveitornot.Theyarenotsuitedforasensitivepartnertheircandorandwitcanbehumiliating.Roosterscanbehighlycriticaloftheirpartnersoftenexpectingtoomuchofthem.Theyneedstablecompanionswhocanabsorbeverythingtheydishout.Theyneedsomeonewhowillstanduptothemandputtheminplaceifneeded.Roostersalsoneedpartnerswhowilldeatethemwhentheyareabittoohighonthemselvesandwhocantoleratetheirconstantboasting.RoosterwithRatMoreconictthanlove.RoosterwithOxGoodmatch.Youarebothsexualandpassionateandwillloveeachotherintensely.RoosterwithTigerBotharestrong-willedwhichcanmakeforsomedifculttimes.RoosterwithRabbitCouldnotbemorediametricallyopposedandthereisnomutualattraction.RoosterwithDragonYouregoswilldeateoneanother.Therelationshipwouldbetoohigh-maintenance.RoosterwithSnakeGreatpairGoforitRoosterwithHorseYouconictaboutwhoisbossbutforthemostpartyougetalongquitewell.RoosterwithSheepNotagoodmatch.Youwillghtalot.RoosterwithMonkeyThereisnostrongphysicalattractionwhichcanmakeforadifcultromance.RoosterwithRoosterYouarebothwaytooegotistical.Theresnotenoughroomforthetwoofyoutocoexist.RoosterwithDogWithouttoomuchincommonyourconversationswillbequitedull.RoosterwithPigYourdifferencescanuniteyou. yellowmags.com6YearoftheDog19221934194619581970198219942006Dogscanbeoverlyshywhenmakingfriendsorwhencourting.Iftheyareinterestedinyoutheywanttomakecertainthatyouarealsointerestedinthembeforetheywillexpressanyinterest.Theyareemotionallysensitiveanddontdealwithwoundstotheheartveryeasily.AsaloverDogsarecompassionatesupportiveandeagertohearaboutyourdayatworkortheprojectyoujustnished.Theysharethehighsandlowsofbeinginlovedefendingtheirpartnersagainstanyonewhoattacksthem.HappyDogsaremorelikelytowantfamiliesthanDogsinmediocrerelationships.Dogsaresimpleandleadveryeasygoinglives.Theycanbemeanwiththeirwordsattimesandmustlearntocontroltheirangrytongues.Theymakegoodpartnersandmostpeoplendthemeasytolivewith.Theirseriousnessandgroundedpersonalitieswhileboringtosomedemonstrateinnatestabilitytoothers.DogwithRatStableunion.Youllsharedullmomentssoimprovise.DogwithOxNotmuchincommon.DogwithTigerMutualaffectionmakesyouagreatduo.DogwithRabbitYoullgoalongway.DogwithDragonOneofyouisoutgoingandtheotheriseasygoing.Notrecommended.DogwithSnakeLoveatrstsight.DogwithHorseThescaleistippedinyourfavor.DogwithSheepDonttryit.Youwillboreeachother.DogwithMonkeyTakeashot.WhathaveyougottoloseDogwithDogYousharesomuchwhynottryitDogwithPigAcommittedpartnershipdestinedforhappiness.YearofthePig19231935194719591971198319952007Pigsaregreatpartnerstohavebecausetheyaresosupportiveandgivingofthemselves.Theyarehappiestathomesoargumentsaboutlatenightsoutwithfriendsarefewandfarbetween.Theyaresexuallovetoshowaffectionappreciativecaringandtheyaregratefulforthethingstheyhaveespeciallyalovingandhealthyfamily.Oncetheychooseapartnertheyareinitforthelonghaul.Pigsdonotlikediscordandwilldowhateverittakestomaintainapeacefulhomestead.Theymakegoodpartnersandmostpeoplewouldconsiderthemselvesluckytobeinvolvedwithone.StillsomepeoplearenotsuitedforaPigseasygoingnature.PigwithRatYoullhaveatendencytospendalotofmoneybutyoullhavealotoffundoingit.PigwithOxYouaretwosexuallychargedindividualswhowilllikelyshareastrongmentalrelationshipaswell.PigwithTigerYousharetrustandfriendship.PigwithRabbitAffectionateandcaringyoureheadedforawonderfulrelationship.PigwithDragonAlovingandwarmrelationship.PigwithSnakeNotenoughincommontocommittoastableunion.PigwithHorseEasygoingbutmaybetoomuchsoforyourowngood.PigwithSheepTrustandhonestymakeawinningcombination.PigwithMonkeySexualtensionisheightenedbyaconstantneedtodisagree.PigwithRoosterEventhoughyoudisagreeonafewthingsifyoutrytomakeitworkitwillbegreat.PigwithDogStableandsupportivebutlackspassionandre.PigwithPigYouareofftoagoodstartthatwilleventuallyfade.YearoftheRat19241936194819601972198419962008Ratsarebeautifulpeoplewithmagneticpersonalitieswhocannothelpbutnoticetheadmirationofothers.IftheChinesesaytherearefewpoorRatsthereareevenfewerwhoarenotsexuallystimulating-especiallywhenyoung.Ratpeopleareromanticandalwayshappiertohavesomeonewithwhomtoshareit.Oneoftheirgreatestassetsistheircharm.Ratscanmeltheartswiththeirsmiles.Addthattotheircoquettishpersonalitiesandyoucaneasilyseehowtheyconquertheheartsofothers.Andsincetheylovetogoouttheyhaveplentyofchancestomeetpotentialsuitors.AnannoyingquirkofsomeRatsisthattheyhaveadifculttimeseveringtieswithformerlovers.Obviouslythiscanposepotentialconictsforthemandtheirnewloverendangeringtheirabilitytodevelopnewrelationships.WhentheRatnallysettlesdownwithMr.orMs.Righthewillndsinceresatisfactionintheintimacyofthepartnership.AlthoughRatsliketobeinthedriversseattheydoneedpartnerswhocankeepupwiththeiractivelifestyles.RatwithRatThisisaprosperouspartnershipespeciallyinbusiness.Thesetwoareboundtocompete.RatwithOxVerysexuallyenticingyetlikelytofailatmarriage.RatwithTigerPotentialforgreatcompanionshipbutyouwillhavesomemajordisputes.RatwithRabbitRatsthinkRabbitsareboring.Rabbitslovetobeoutandabout.Youwillonlyfrustrateeachother.RatwithDragonAsolidcaringpartnership.Youvalueeachotherandgetalongverywell.RatwithSnakeWorkonyourdifferencesandyoucouldlearnsomethingfromeachother.RatwithHorseDonteventhinkaboutit.RatwithSheepIfyoubothtryhardandmakegreateffortsyouwillsurvive.RatwithMonkeyYousharesimilargoalsandwillmakeagreatmatch.RatwithRoosterItsjustnotworthitbecausetherearetoomanyconicts.RatwithDogRatsthinkDogsaretiresomebutyouhavethepotentialtobeagoodmatchforeachother.RatwithPigUphilldownhilluphill.Youloveeachotherintenselybutneedtokeepaneyeonyourcheckbooks. yellowmags.com7YearoftheOx19251937194919611973198519972009Oxendislikechit-chat.Theydonthavefunatpartiesanddonthavemanyfriends.Theyarenotverysociableandwouldratherbespendingtheirtimeathomewiththeirfamilies.WhenOxenareinlovetheydonotconrmtheirfeelingsverballypreferringtoshowhowtheyfeel.Theywilltakealongtimetodecideifyouaretherightmatchbecausetheyhatechangeandwanttondloverswhoarereadyforastablemarriage.Oxenneverrushintoanythingandarenotirtatiouspeople.Oncetheyhavecommittedtoyoutheywillusuallybefaithfulandexpectthesamefromyou.ManyOxmarriagesdissolveafteracoupleofyearspossiblybecausetheOxistoodominantorinexible.PerhapsitsbecauseOxentendtoplaceblameoneveryonebutthemselves.IfanOxisfortunateandhaschosenwiselythecouplecanmaintainaclose-knitfamilytowhichhewillcompletelydevotehimself.Oxenarestrongsilentreliablepeoplewhosometimestakeforgrantedthattheirrelationshipisapartnershipandthattheymaynotalwaysbethedominantgure.Othersmayndthemquitestubbornandoverbearing.OxwithRatReallygoodsexbutitisbestenjoyedoutsideofamarriage.OxwithOxAsolidpartnershipbutabitdull.OxwithTigerYouarecompletelydrawntoeachotherbutheadedforadeadend.OxwithRabbitAsloversyoullhaveasolidcontentmarriage.OxwithDragonGive-and-takeisnotyourforteandyouarebothstubborn.OxwithSnakeYouareheadedforhappiness.OxwithHorseBetterinbusinessthaninbed.OxwithSheepYoumaybephysicallyattractedtoeachotherbuttheresnotmuchmore.OxwithMonkeyIfyoucanmakeitworkyouredestinedforhappinessandalotoffun.OxwithRoosterSexuallystimulatingpassionateandspontaneous.Thisshouldbeagoodt.OxwithDogYouprobablyarenttrulycomfortablewitheachotherbecauseyoudonothavemuchincommon.OxwithPigPassionandsimilaropinionsdestineyouforasuccessfulmarriage.YearoftheTiger19261938195019621974198619982010Tigerpeopleareincrediblysexyandarewidelyconsideredbeautifulandsensuallyromantic.Theyarespontaneousinloveandcreativelyigniteeveningslledwithpassion.Theyoffertheirpartnerhintsofdangerandexhibitacuriosityfortheunknown.OnceaTigerhascommittedhimselftoyouhetendstowanttodominateorleadyou.Thisisanaturalnurturingmechanismandmustbecloselyobservedtoavoidbeingcompletelycontrolled.OnthepositivesideoftheequationTigersaretrustworthypassionatepoliteandspontaneousintheirrelationships.Tigersloveexcitementandneedsomeonewhocankeepupwithalltheywanttodoandsee.Hispartnermustalsobeabletoindulgethemoodswingsastheymovefromuptodownandfromgoodtobad.TigerwithRatAlthoughthisunionislledwithanabundanceoffriendshipfrequenttempertantrumswillblurthegoodtimes.Therelationshiprequirescontinualworkandattention.TigerwithOxTheattractionisindisputablebutisbutplaguedbyargumentsanddrama.Hencethisisoneoftheworstpossiblepairingsandyoushouldaskyourselfifitisworthitnotwithstandingtheattraction.TigerwithTigerYouarebothsodominantandcreativethatyouwillundoubtedlyinspireeachotherscuriosity.WithtwoTigerstherewillbeaconstantchangingofmindswhichwillrequiremuchwork.Butinthiscaseitwillbeworthit.TigerwithRabbitThisisanothergoodmatchwhichisheightenedbyintensesexualattraction.TigerwithDragonAbravecombinationthatgeneratesconsiderableretokeepyouinterestedandstokedbyintensesexualattraction.TigerwithSnakeYouareoncompletelydifferentpathsthatarenotworthcrossing.TigerwithHorseYouaredestinedforanexcitinglifetogether.TigerwithSheepYouwillnothavesufcientopennesstokeeptherelationshiptogether.Marriageisinadvisable.TigerwithMonkeyYouwillaggravateeachothertoexhaustionandtheresultingfrustrationwillbeoverwhelming.Itisbesttoavoidthisunionbeforeitbegins.TigerwithRoosterPoorcommunicationresultsinbigissuesthattakeonalifeoftheirown.Exhibitingindecisivenesswillcauseseveredisputes.Itisbettertopartcompanythantoremainindecisive.TigerwithDogAnauspiciousunionthatwillgrowsolidlyonthebasisofmutualadmirationandrespect.TigerwithPigAnotherauspiciousunionfoundedonhumorandstrongfriendship. yellowmags.com8YearoftheRabbit19271939195119631975198719992011Rabbitloverswouldneverdreamofwearingtheirheartsontheirsleeves.Outwardlytheyappearaloofbutinternallytheyaresensualandloving.Theirtoughfacadesprotecttheirtenderness.Rabbitsareromanticyetrealisticandgenerousyetmercenary.TheyarestronglyYinandareintunewiththeirfeminineside.Theirmotheringinstinctscompelthemtonurtureothersandtheydemonstrateaninnateloveofhomeandfamily.Rabbitsareeasilymovedtotearsbywordsthoughtsandactions.Theyaredeeplysensitiveshunconicttendtobealittlemoodyandaresometimesinuencedbytheirfriends.Despitetheircooloutwardappearancetheyhaveareputationforbeingverysexualandintimate.Althoughtheymaygoalittlecrazywhenyoungtheywillreadilycommitthemselvestoapartnerforlife.Rabbitsneedpartnerswhoareaffectionateandlovingandwhowillpamperthem.Apartnerwhosharestheirsenseofstyleandsuaveattributesareideallysuitedtobetheirloversaswell.RabbitwithRatTheRatwillgetonyourlastnerve.Youbettersteerclear.RabbitwithOxIdeallysuitedforyouastheyarecalmquietcaringandsensitive.RabbitwithTigerYoullmakeagoodpair.Notonlywillyourdifferencesbringyouclosertogethertheywillheightentheintensesexualattractionyouhaveforeachother.RabbitwithRabbitSuchaunionisdestinedforsuccess.Yousharethesameoutlookandrelaxedlifestyleandthiswillkeepyoumutuallycontent.RabbitwithDragonYourdifferencescouldeitherdriveyouapartormakeyourbondthatmuchstronger.Hencethisrelationshipwillrequirealittleworktostaytogether.RabbitwithSnakeAsharingofintenseromanticidealsandheatedpassionsmakethiscombinationexoticandexcitingStrongsexualintensitydenesthisunion.RabbitwithHorseYoucanhandleitifyouwantto.RabbitwithSheepYouwillbewellsuitedbecauseyoushareloveaffectionandtruth.RabbitwithMonkeyItislikelythatyouwillhurteachotherirreparably.Thisunionshoulddenitelybeavoided.RabbitwithRoosterYoucantstandeachothersowhyriskgettinginvolvedItisbesttojuststayaway.RabbitwithDogYouvegotpotentialwithastrongsexualattraction.RabbitwithPigAbsolutebliss.Youregoodfriendsandgreatlovers.YearoftheDragon19281940195219641976198820002012Dragonsareegotisticalandlovetobethecenterofattention.Modestyisnotoneoftheirattributes.Theyhavebadtempersandarebossydominatingandauthoritative.Theyhateunsolicitedadviceandcanbehopelesslytactlessandinsensitivetotheirlovers.PeoplearestronglyattractedtoDragonsbecausetheyaregenerouscharismaticirresistibleandtheyaresobravethatstandingbesidethembanishesfear.Theygenerateexcitementandturnheadsanywheretheygo.Theyarefree-spiritedimpulsiveandcanhelpothersachievetheirdreams.OtherslovetobearoundDragonsbecausetheyhaveawayofmakingpeoplefeelbetter.Dragonsarequicktofallinlovebutdonotsurrendertheirindependenceeasilyleavingmostofthemtolivelifealone.HoweversmartwittyandfunnycompanionsmayintrigueDragonstothepointthattheymaywanttogetmarried.OnceDragonsbecomecommittedtheyareunlikelytoeverleave.IttakessomeonewhoisboththickskinnedandeasygoingtobeaDragonspartnerbecausedespitetheirsentimentalcharacteristicstheycanbemoodyandinsensitive.Whenconfrontedbytheirtemperpeopleinstinctivelywanttorunaway.DragonwithRatAbrilliantrelationshipbasedonplentyoflovementalsensitivityandunderstanding.Attaininghappinessisachievable.DragonwithOxWhenitcomestobeingobstinateDragonshavemettheirmatchintheOx.Thegiveandtakethatisessentialforahappymarriagetoberealizedislackinginthispartnership.DragonwithTigerAgutsycombinationthathasampleenergytostoketheresofpassion.DragonwithRabbitTheobstacleswilleitheruniteyouordivideyou.DragonwithDragonIfyoulearntosharethespotlightyoucanaccomplishanythingtogether.DragonwithSnakeClevercraftyandquick-witted-youttogetherlikepiecesofapuzzle.DragonwithHorseYoushareapowerfulsexualchemistry.DragonwithSheepDespiteastrongsexualattractionyourrelationshipwillnotsurviveyourcountlessdifferences.DragonwithMonkeyYousharecommonopinionsandgoalsthatdestineyouforhappiness.DragonwithDogAtrulytumultuousaffairthatisnotrecommended.DragonwithPigAcaringanddeeplyaffectionaterelationship.DragonwithRoosterYoumakeabeautifulcouplebutyouregotismblindsyou. yellowmags.com9YearoftheSnake19291941195319651977198920012013Snakesarebeautifulpeoplewhoexhibitstrongsexualappeal.Theyaresleekandseductive.Iftheywantyoutheywillputaspellonyouandyouwillnotbeabletostopthinkingaboutthem.HoweverSnakesarequiteprejudicedwhenchoosingapartneranddontchoosebasedonphysicalqualities.TheSnakeneedsapartnerwhocanappreciatehisquirkysenseofhumorandhiswackywayofhandlingsituations.ThereforealthoughtheyarequitebeautifulandtemptotherstoapproachthemSnakesdoallthepursuing.BecausetheyaresoselectiveSnakescanbecomejealousandobsessiveabouttheirpartners.Theycanbeabitstand-ofshwiththeirmateschoosingtopushawayemotionsratherthantoconfronttheirfeelingsandinsecurities.OncebetrayedSnakeswillnevertrustyouagainandtheywillgettheirrevenge.NoteveryonecanlivewithandbehappywithaSnake.IttakesapatientsoulsomeonewhoisreadyforthelonghaulandwhocaneffectivelycalmtheSnakesnervesanddealwiththeirobsessions.SnakewithRatYoustandtolearnmuchfromeachother.Youarefascinatedandverysexuallyattractedtooneanother.SnakewithOxYouhaveastablelovingrelationship.SnakewithTigerVariousdifferenceswilldivideyoudowntheroad.SnakewithRabbitIntenseandsensualyouhavealottolookforwardto.SnakewithDragonYoutwelltogethersharingirtatiousnaturesandzestyoutlooks.SnakewithSnakeYouarebothintelligentbuttooenviousofoneanothertobeinapartnership.Youmustremainindependenttomakeitwork.SnakewithHorseTheoutlookisdoubtfulbecausethereistoomuchaboutwhichtoght.Youmustcommunicatetomakeitwork.SnakewithSheepYoumakegreatfriendsandevenbetterlovers.SnakewithMonkeyYoucantreallytrusteachothercanyouSnakewithRoosterDynamicduoSnakewithDogLoveatrstsight.GoforitSnakewithPigYoudonothaveenoughincommontopursuearelationship.YearoftheHorse19301942195419661978199020022014Horseloversareeternallyyoungatheart.Theysailthroughlifeonawhim.Theyarespontaneousandopen-mindedwaitingforthenextbigadventure.Horseloversarecharmingandaffectionate.Theirimaginationvigorintellectandwitareinspiring.TheymakeyouwanttobearoundthemandthustheyhavenoproblemsecuringdatesonSaturdaynights.Horsesareenergeticspouseswhorapidlyfallinlove.Alongwiththeirspontaneitycomesabitofimpatiencewhichemergeswhentheymeetsomeonewithwhomtheywanttobeinvolved.Theythrowthemselvesintoarelationshipsometimeslosingbitsofthemselvesalongtheway.OncetheyreachadulthoodHorsesaremorestableenablingtheiradultrelationshipstoproceedmoresuccessfully.Horseslivetheirliveslarge.Theyhaveboundlessenergyandspendmoretimeonthegothantheydoathome.HorsewithRatThereisnotmuchgoingforyou.HorsewithOxTheyaredecentbusinesspartnersbutlousylovers.HorsewithTigerBothofyouloveadventuresoitshouldbeahappypartnership.HorsewithRabbitWhileyoumayargueyouenjoyeachotherscompany.HorsewithDragonSexuallychargedHorsewithSnakeYouhaveopposingopinionsthatwillbehardtoreconcile.HorsewithHorseBothofyouareveryopinionatedandindependentitmaybedifculttondcommonground.HorsewithSheepLoveatrstsightbecomesalonglifeoflove.HorsewithMonkeyBettersuitedtobefriendsthanlovers.HorsewithRoosterYouhaveafewconictingpointsofviewsbutenoughstayingpowertomakeagreatrelationship.HorsewithDogYouhaveasuccessfulrelationshiponthehorizon.HorsewithPigBothofyouarelaidbackandfullofenergybuttheresnoonetomakesurethingskeeprunningsmoothly. yellowmags.com10AdaywhichwouldliveininfamyputintowordsthesentimentofanationthatmournedthebombingofPearlHarborinDecember1941.ThereactiononAmericansoilwastointer120000JapaneseAmericanstwo-thirdsofwhomwerebornonoursoilat10campsforthedurationofthewar.Thesecampswerebleakanddepressingplacesthatreectedthemoodofthetimes.AndyetwithintheirconnestheinterneesgatheredscrapsofwoodandothermaterialsthattheytransformedintoimpressiveworksofartTheArtofGaman.GamanisaJapanesewordthatmeanstobearwhatisconsideredtobeunbearablewithdignityandpatience.TheArtofGamanExhibitionconsistsofmorethan120piecesthatwillbeondisplayattheHolocaustMuseumHoustonfromJanuary30throughSeptember202015.OrganizedandcuratedbyDelphineHirasunatheSanFranciscobasedauthorofTheArtofGamantheexhibithasbeenproducedwiththeadvisorysupportoftheSmithsonianAmericanArtMuseum.TodateincludinganextendedshowingattheSmithsoniansRenwickGallerytheexhibithasbeenpresentedatninemuseumsacrosstheUSandinveJapanesecities.HolocaustMuseumHouston5401CarolineStreetHoustonTX77004713.942.8000MondaytoFriday9a.m.to5p.m.SaturdayandSundayNoonto5p.m.THEARTOFGAMANEXHIBITCreativityourishesfrombeneaththeashesHimekoFukuharaKazukoMatsumotoInternedatAmacheColoradoandGilaRiverArizonaBirdandanimalpinsScrapwoodpaintmetalCollectionofJewelNishiOkawachiandJamesYasutomeCollectionsoftheNationalJapaneseAmericanHistoricalSocietyandtheJapaneseAmericaCitizensLeagueSanFranciscoChapterFromArtofGamanbyDelphineHirasuna2005TenSpeed.TerryHeffernanphoto.KinoeAdachiInternedatTopazUtahSamuraiShellspaintwoodgluebottlecapCollectionofDennisKatayamaandFamilyFromArtofGamanbyDelphineHirasuna2005TenSpeed.TerryHeffernanphoto.JimmyTsutomuMirikitaniInternedatTuleLakeCaliforniaPaintingofTuleLakePaperpaintCollectionofHiroshiSakaiEstateandFamilyPhotobyTerryHeffernan.EdwardJitsueKurushimaInternedatPostonArizonaToytrainScrapmetalscrapwoodpaintCourtesyoftheEasternCaliforniaMuseumCountyofInyoPhotobyTerryHeffernan.ARTS Morethan100guestsattendedtheKnowAutismGalaKick-OffpartyatZadokJewelers.TheeventfeaturedcelebritymodelsdeckedoutinblueandshowcasingclutchesbyCKWCollectionsandjewelsfromBeeGoddess.MiyaShayfromABCChannel13emceedtheeventco-chairedbyPerriKayPalermoandDr.SippiKhurana.Dr.LilyZhangservedasFashionChair.DoorprizesincludedtwoticketstoanAndreaBocelliconcertandan18caratgoldMarcoBicegonecklace.Celebritymodelsincluded2014MissTexasRachelAshley2002MissVietnameseUniverseKatherineLeDuyenHuynhAnikaJacksonRondaSuderVickyRusselandTiffanyZhang.KNOWAutismisa501c3non-protorganizationcreatedtoprovideAutismawarenesseducationandresourcestohelpHoustonchildrenwithAutismSpectrumDisorderaswellastheirfamilies.ThefoundationwasfoundedbyTammyTranNguyen.PhotosbyMitchellAlexanderKNOWAUTISMGALAKICK-OFFPARTYHeldatZadokJewelersEVENTSTiffanyZhangDuyenHuynhVickyRusselRachelAshleyMissTexas2014DavidPeckKatherineLeAnikaJacksonRondaSuderCindyChengMissVietnameseUniverse2002PreityBhagiaHeleneZadokNancyStowDrorZadokLilyZhangMandyKaoSwatiNarayanAzraShariffRaufSippiKhuranaSnehaMerchantMiyaShayTammyTranAjayKhuranaJonathanZadokDr.MichaelChangWayneNguyen RyanMichaelShirt150GreenTurquoiseBolo295AllavailableatPintoRanchyellowmags.com12 FromleftDavidPeckSkirtBrunelloCucinelliDenimShirt1085SaksFifthAvenueCadolleCorset645GregorysBiltmoreHat198GregorysDavidPeckSkirtBellaDahlDenimShirt154SaksFifthAvenuePHOTOGRAPHERFASHIONSTYLISTHAIRMAKEUPMODELSDEBBIEPORTERSARAHPRUDHOMMEDENNISCLENDENNENBRANDONMOLINETLISACAPUCHINOANGELSHISHERRYSHINEALHAMILAGENCYyellowmags.com13 DanaSteinRabbitFoxPelt152RockiGormanSilverBallChain775RockiGormanTurquoisePendant685TylerTaylorsLeatherBracelet205StallionBoots1295AllavailableatPintoRanchFrankandEileenShirt225RagBoneBlazer595CurrentElliotJeans268RalphLaurenConchoBelt750yellowmags.com14 EquipmentFemmeShirt248SaksFifthAvenuePaigePants249SaksFifthAvenueChapsandVestavailableatTopVintageHorsebitBelt225GregorysLeatherRockBelt190PintoRanchCharlieHorseStuddedHat285PintoRanchyellowmags.com15 OscarDeLaRentaGown7490SaksFifthAvenueDoubleDRanchCaracasConchoBelt275PintoRanchBiltmoreHat195PintoRanchThisLunarNewYearwecelebratetheYearoftheSheep.WewereluckyenoughtoshootattheLoneStarFarmthelargestbreederintheUnitedStatesforBarbadosBlackbellysheeparareandendangeredbreed.Formoreinformationvisitlonestarbarbadosblackbelly.comyellowmags.com16 FromleftFringeFurShawl420PintoRanchLeatherTopavailableatTopVintageTurquoiseCuffBracelet1750PintoRanchTurquoiseRing345PintoRanchVintageVestavailableatTopVintagePatDahnkeRaccoonFur798PintoRanchyellowmags.com17 yellowmags.com18DESIGNERRUBINSINGERbyMonicaAbneyRubinSingerisathirdgenerationclothingdesigner.HemovedtoNewYorktobecomeanAssociateDesigneratOscardelaRentathenafterfollowingstintsatotherfashionhouseshelaunchedhisownbrandin2007.HisdesignshaveprovenpopularwithsuchcelebritiesasHeidiKlumBeyonceGlennCloseLucyLiuandAliciaKeys.DoyouhaveasignaturelookIdoIammostknownformydrapedgowns.ThewaythatImanipulatefabricintermsofthewaythatIconstructaswellasmypanelingandmyuseofhardandsofttextileslikepythonchiffonleatherandlaceandthatkindofthing.Youarea3rdgenerationdesigner.CanyoutellusmoreaboutthosewhoprecededyouMygrandfatherwasafamousdesignerinRussia.Hedesignedfortheeliteinthemilitaryandpoliticiansinthe40sand50softhesovietera.MyfathersrstjobwasdoingthecostumesforthehorsesandelephantsintheMoscowcircus.HethenbecamedirectoroftheBolshoiBalletandsubsequentlyhadhisowneponymouslineinParisandNewYork.WhatwastheinspirationforyourspringcollectionSpringwasinspiredbyaRussianlithographicartistnamedChemiakin.Iwasworkingwiththegraphicsinhislithographicworkwhilemanipulatinghisvisualreferencesandinterpretingtheminmystyle.Whatwasyourinspirationforpre-fall2015ShownatFashionHoustonThenameofthePre-fallcollectioniscalledFuturePrimevalandwasallinspiredbytribalAfricanartandfuturism.IsthisyourrsttimeinHoustonNoIparticipatedinFashionHouston3yearsago.IloveHoustonIloveHoustonbecauseitisboldandthewomenarestrongfearlesssexyandalittlecrazywhichIloveWhoisthewomanforwhomyoudesignSheissomeonewhohasaninherentsenseofself.Myclothesaremeanttoembodyhereventhoughsheisalreadystrong.Itisnotaboutthedressitsaboutthewoman.HenceifyouseethedressrstIknowIhaventdonemyjob.Shealwaysneedstolookstrongandvisuallystriking.Theclothesareveryboldandatthesametimetheyareclassicwithacouturesensibility.Thereisanelegancetothem.Ithinkmybiggestchallengeistomakesurethewomanissexywithoutappearingvulgar.ItsaboutstrongwomenandmakingthemevenstrongerbecauseIreallybelievethatclothesaresocialarmor.RubinSingerontherunwayPEOPLE yellowmags.com20FruitsAnassortmentoffruitsiscommonlydisplayedinhomesandshops.Tangerinessymbolizegoodtidingsorangessymbolizewealthandpomelossymbolizeabundanceandprosperity.TangerinesorangesandpomelosareamustgiftitemwhenvisitingfamilyorfriendsduringtheNewYearcelebration.FloralsFlowersandplantsplayasignicantroleinLunarNewYeardecorationsastheysymbolizerebirthandnewgrowth.Flowersarebelievedtobesymbolicofwealthandhighpositioninonescareer.Asiansbelievethatwithoutowerstherewouldbenofruits.ThereforeitisoftheutmostimportancetohaveowersandoraldecorationsfortheNewYear.PussyWillowsaretheoweroftheNewYear.TheuffywhiteblossomsofPussyWillowsresemblesilkandtheysoongiveforthtoyoungshootsthatarethecolorofgreenjade.Thesignsofgrowthrepresentthecomingprosperity.WaterNarcissussigniesgoodluckandprosperity.IftheNarcissusowersblossomontherstdayoftheNewYearitindicatesgoodfortunefortherestoftheyear.MoneyLai-SeeEnvelopesalsocalledHong-BaoMoneyisplacedintheseenvelopesandgiventochildrenandyoungadultsatNewYearstime.Presentsareoftenexchangedbetweenfamiliesaswell.SweetsDuringthe15dayLunarNewYearcelebrationmanyfamiliesdisplayaTrayofTogethernessonatablethatconsistsofanarrayofsweets.Thetrayhaseightcompartmentseachofwhichislledtotherimwithafooditemthatbearssignicanceduringthisseason.Thenumbereightsymbolizesgoodfortune.Baseduponyourpreferenceselecteightitemsfromthelistprovidedbelowthatalsoincludesinformationaboutthetypeofgoodfortuneassociatedwitheach.SweetenedCandiedWinterMelonsasweetandeasylifeSweetenedLotusRootmaritalblissormatchmadeinheavenSweetenedTangerineauspiciousnessSweetenedShreddedCoconutPieceseverlastingloveSweetenedGingerlongevitySweetenedCarrotswealthandpreciousjewelsSweetenedLotusSeedsfertilitySweetenedDriedRedDatesgoodluckineveryendeavorSweetenedWaterChestnutaccomplishmentinallactivitiesSweetenedPineapplegreatachievementincareerorbusinessSweetenedPotatooverowingpotofgoldSweetenedMandarinOrangeauspiciousnessSweetenedDriedLongansmanygoodsonsPistachioNutshappinessRedMelonSeedsjoyandhappinessSWEETANDFLORALEveryoneknowsthatruitsarerichinantioxidentsandthatnutsandseedshavebenecialatsandenzymes.Andreshcutfowerswillbrightenthemoodsothoseintheirpresence.WhatmaybelessknownisthatduringLunarNewYearmanyotheruitsnutsseedsandfowersimportmorepowerulandtraditionalbenets.CULTUREPomelossymbolizeabundanceandprosperity.OnepossibleiteminyourTrayofTogethernesscouldbepistachionutswhichareassociatedwithhappiness. yellowmags.com22Day1Themostimportantreligiousdaywithcelebrationsthatwelcomethegodsoftheheavensandearth.Manypeopleforegomeatonthisdaybecauseitisbelievedthatdoingsowillassurelongandhappylives.Day2Onthisdaycelebrationsconsistofprayerstoancestorsandothergodsratherthantothoseoftheheavensandearth.Extrakindnessisshowntodogsbecauseitisbelievedthatthisdayisthebirthdayofalldogs.Days3and4Sons-in-lawpayrespecttotheirparents-in-lawandtooldfriendsfromwhomtheyhavegrowndistant.Giftsandotheritemsareofferedtodemonstratetheirlove.Day5OnthisdaycalledPoWoopeopleremainathometowelcomethegodofluck.Noonevisitsfamilyorfriendswhichwouldinterruptthegatheringofluckathomebeforeitwascompleted.Days6to10Relativesandfriendsvisiteachotherforfunandcelebrations.Theyalsogototempletoprayforgoodhealthandfortune.Day7Thisdayisconsideredthebirthdayofallpeoplesoeveryonegoesoutoftheirwaytobekindtoeachpersontheyencounter.Farmersdisplaytheirproduceandmakeadrinkfromsevenvegetables.Noodlesareeatentoassurelongevityandshiseatentoassuresuccess.Day8FamilieshavedinnertogetherandatmidnightpraytoTianGongthegodofheaven.Day9ThisdayisreservedtoextendofferingstotheJadeEmperoroneofthemostimportantChinesegods.Days10to13Itiscustomarytoinvitefriendsandfamilytodinneronthesedays.Onthe13thdaysimplericecongeeandmustardgreensareconsumedtocleansethesystemfollowingdaysofdiningonrichfoods.Days14to15The14thdayisspentpreparingfortheLanternFestivalonthe15thday.Thisfestivalisconsideredtobetheleastreligiousdaybuttheonethatisthemostfun.ThefestivalisbaseduponthebeliefthatontherstfullmoonoftheNewYearspiritsyaboutandrequirethelightemanatingfromlanternstoguidethemtoheaven.Childrenparadearoundwithlanternsuponwhichtheyhavewrittenriddlesforsurroundingpeopletosolve.15DAYSOFNEWYEARTRADITIONSUnliketheWestsNewYearcelebrationwhichlastsonenighttheLunarNewYeariscelebratedoverafteendayspan.WhetherornotyouwillbeobservingatraditionalLunarNewYearweofferguidanceastowhatsuchobservanceentails.CULTURETheLanternFestivalisbaseduponthebeliefthatontherstfullmoonoftheNewYearspiritsyaboutandrequirethelightemanatingfromlanternstoguidethemtoheaven. 24yellowmags.comJapanTheMaryChocolateCompanyintroducedValentinesDaytoJapanin1958aspartofitsmarketingstrategy.Itsucceeded.TwentypercentofchocolatesoldinJapanoccursaroundFebruary14th.Atgreatexpensewomengivechocolatetoallthementheyknowfamilyfriendsco-workersandlovers.Toallexceptthelasttheygivegiri-chocoobligationchocolateloversreceivehonmeichocoprospectivewinnerchocolate.Theyofferothergiftsandpreparefancydinnersinadditiontochocolate.ClearlyValentinesDayinJapanisforthemenInfactamajorityofwomenpolledthoughtthatitwasatimeforthebluesonlybecauseoftheamountofpreparationandexpenserequired.Inthe1970sproducersofconfectionsintroducedWhiteDaytobecelebratedonMarch14thwhenmenwereexpectedtogivecandyandcookiestowomen.Whileitwouldappearthatthemengetoffeasysincetheyonlygivetowomenwithwhomtheyhavearomanticconnectionexpectationshavegrownovertheyears.Todaywomenexpectinorderofpreferencejewelrywatchesandhandbags.KoreaKoreanshavegoneastepbeyondtheJapanesenotonlydotheycelebrateValentinesDayandWhiteDaytheyhaveveryconsideratelyaddedBlackDay.ItiscelebratedonApril14thandisreservedforyoungsingles.Onthisdaytheywearblackclotheseatjiajiangmyunblacknoodlesanddrinkblackcoffeetogether.Heyjustbecauseyoucannotgetadateitdoesntmeanyoushouldnothavecauseforcelebrationtoo.VALENTINESDAYAROUNDASIAbyHENRIMERCERONThemostrecentstatisticsshowthatAmericansspent18.6billiononValentinesDay.Theybought196millionrosesandexchangedmorethan145millioncards.AllofthesestatisticsdemonstratethatValentinesDayisoneofAmericasbiggestdaysofcelebrationafactthatwouldnotbealtogethersurprising.WhatisperhapslessappreciatedisthatAsiancountrieshaveadoptedmanyofthewesternValentinesDaytraditionsandhavealsoexpandeduponthemandintroducedinnovativewaysofexpressingthepassionandlovethatsuchdaysinspire.CULTURETwentypercentofchocolatesoldinJapanoccursaroundFebruary14th. ChinaTaiwanHongKongSingaporeChineseculturehadalreadyprovidedforadayoflove.OntheseventhdayoftheseventhlunarmonththeytraditionallycelebratedthelovebetweenacowherdrepresentedbythestarAltairandtheseventhsisterrepresentedbythestarVegawhoareseparatedbyobligationandtheMilkyWay.OnceayeartheyarepermittedtomeetwhenallthemagpiesintheworldjointoformatemporarybridgethatcrossestheMilkyWaysothattheymayhaveadaytogether.CelebrationofValentinesDayonFebruary14thhasgainedinpopularityovertimeespeciallyamongsttheyoungergenerationandinthemajorcities.InadditiontheWesterntraditionofexchanginggiftscardsowersandcandyhasalsotakenholdinrecentyears.InChinasmaincitiesofBeijingShanghaiandGuanzhoupeoplespendasmuchastheirAmericancounterparts.Despiteapriceof25perstemforspecialbluerosestensofthousandsofthemaresold.InNanjingCityoneoriststatedthatValentinesDaysalesaccountedforhalfofhisannualsales.AmonthbeforeValentinesDaythemediabeginsprintingarticlesaboutcleverwaystocelebrateseekreaderinputforlovestoriesthattheymayreportandrecommendthebestplacestoeatdrinkandshopfortheoccasion.IndiaAsIndiaseconomyhasblossomedmoreeducatedandgainfullyemployedwomenhaveassumedmoreindependence.Traditionallyawomansparentsdecidedwhoshewouldmarrybutincurrenttimesyoungprofessionalwomenaremorelikelytomaketheirownselections.InturnmenaremoremotivatedtodisplaytheiraffectionbyimpressingthewomeninwhomtheyareinterestedwithgiftsonValentinesDay.AsaresultIndiansaccountforapproximately10ofglobalValentinesDayrelatedsales.IndiansaresoenthusiasticaboutValentinesDaythattheybasicallycelebrateValentinesWeek.ItbeginsonFebruary7withRoseDayfollowedbyProposalDayonFebruary8ChocolateDayonFebruary9TeddyDayonFebruary10PromiseDayonFebruary11KissDayonFebruary12HugDayonFebruary13andendsgrandlywiththeactualValentinesDayonFebruary14.ThailandThailandhassoughttocapitalizeuponValentinesDaytopromotetourism.TheyhavesponsoredsucheventsastheworldslargestmassweddingtheworldslargestunderwaterweddingandevenstagedthewhichhappenedtobeelephantsHostingValentinesDayeventshasproventobeaneffectiveapproachtohighlightingtraditionalThaiweddingceremoniescuisineandentertainmentwhilealsoboostingtourismrevenue.Althoughtechnologicalcapabilitieshaveimprovedandmaskcertainphenomenaitisworthnotingthatin2001Thailandsbiggestcellularphoneoperatorexperiencedasystemcrashwhenmorethan100000ValentinesDaytextmessagesweresentoutinonehour.ThevolumewastwiceashighasthenumbersentonNewYearsEve.VietnamSimilarwithothercountriesstoresofferallthetypicalValentineschocolateowersjewelryandcountlessothergiftsttingtheoccasion.Unlikeothercountriesrecordingartistsreleasearashofromanticalbumsinwhichtheysingaboutlove.OnValentinesDayin2011thelargestkissingcompetitioninVietnamwasheldinHaiPhongwithmorethana100couplesparticipating.TheeventssloganwasThereisnoeverlastingloveonlyeverlastingmomentsofloveofferedyoungloversthechancetoexpresstheiraffectioninaromanticandfunforum.Thecoupleshadtokisspositionedinsuchamannerthatonlyoneofthemwasallowedtobestanding.Thecouplethatkissedthelongestwaspronouncedthewinner.IhopetheyhadplentyoflipbalmAnothergoodmeasureoftheadoptionofValentinesDaybyAsiancountriesisthelocationofHallmarkprintingfacilitiesinJapanHongKongSingaporeandShanghai.AndwhilecardsareprintedinnumerouslanguagesthebiggestsellersarethosethatareinEnglish.ItwouldappearthatthebestwaytoimpressyoursweetheartwithhowhipyouareistosendthemaValentinescardinEnglish.Evenifthewordsarenotunderstoodbythegiverandrecipientitdoesnotseemtomatterasloveistheuniversallanguageunderstoodbyall.AlthoughmanyAsiancountrieshavetheirowntraditionaldaysforcelebratinglovetheadoptionoftheWestsValentinesDaybytheyoungergenerationintheworldsmajorcitieshasledtobroaderacceptanceinthegeneralpopulation.InIndiaChinaandThailandthereisasurgeofmarriagesthatoccuronFebruary14th.WhiletherearemanyculturesinwhichthepublicdisplayofaffectionisconsideredinappropriateandconservativesfearthelossoftraditionunderawaveofWesterninuenceaChinesescholarofferedthefollowinginaChinaTodayarticlebyLiWuzhouChinesewearWesternsuitsandcelebrateforeignfestivalsandforeignerswearChinese-stylecoatsandhaveChinesefestivals.ThismanifeststhetoleranceofChinesecultureandthetrendofallculturesoftheworldlearningfromeachotherandblending.Icouldnotagreemore.Despiteapriceof25perstemforspecialbluerosesinthebigcitiesinChinatensofthousandsofthemaresold.yellowmags.com25 yellowmags.com26CULTUREPROSPERITYCHECKLISTFORTHENEWYEARTheChineseNewYearorVietnameseTetwillbecelebratedonThursdayFebruary19ththefrstdayotheYearotheSheepandtheyear4713ontheChinesecalendar.Itisatimeonewbeginning.Weneedtoputthingsinordersweepoutthedustthathasgatheredinsideourhomesandmendanyinterruptedriendships.Weshouldhaveonlygoodthoughtssaykindwordsandbehaveinapositivemanner.Itisatimetoaccumulateluckforthecomingyear.TheLunarNewYearisalsocalledtheSpringFestivalbecauseitsigniestheendofwinterandthebeginningofspringanditiswhenfarmersplanttheirnewcrops.TheLunarNewYearhasgivenrisetomanybeliefs.ItisbelievedthattheeventsthatoccuronNewYearsDaywillimpactyourlifefortherestoftheyear.Sobemindfulofyouractionsandwhatyouconsume.Makesureyougreetallpeoplewhowillbringyoujoyandhappiness.Enhanceandstimulatepositiveenergyowathomeandatyourplaceofbusinesstoensureaprosperousandhealthyyear.EverythingassociatedwithNewYearsDayshouldrepresentgoodfortune.HereisalistoftraditionsandcustomsandthedosanddontstobringyougoodfortuneintheYearoftheDragon.BeforeNewYearsDayCleantheentirehouseandputawayallbroomsandbrushes.Payalldebtsandresolvedifferenceswithfamilyfriendsneighborsandbusinessassociates.NewYearsEveGatherwithclosefamilymembersfordinner.Openeverydoorandwindowinyourhomeatmidnighttoreleasetheoldyearandlightrecrackersatmidnightwherelegaltosendouttheoldyearandwelcomeinthenewone.NewYearsDayDecorateyourhomeinredforhappinessandgoldorangeforwealthandhappiness.Circularcandytrayssymbolizetogetherness.Haveorangesandtangerinesforgoodhealthandlonglife.Tangerineswithleavesintactsymbolizelonglastingrelationships.Persimmonssymbolizehappinessandwealth.FlowersthatbloomonNewYearsDaywillportendaprosperousyear.HangredbannersorcoupletswithNewYearswishesandsymbolsofgoodfortuneingold.FoodfortheNewYearJaiiscomprisedofgingkonutblackmossbambooshootsbeancurdscallionandvermicelli.Itrepresentsgoodfortune.Noodlesrepresentlongevity.Theyshouldnotbecutbuteatenwhole.Fishandchickenrepresentprosperity.Theyshouldbepresentedwholesymbolizingcompletenessandonlycutwhenserved.TheDosandDontsonNewYearsDayDogivetwoleiseesredenvelopestoeachchild.Happinesscomesintwos.Thisisawaytopassgoodlucktothenextgeneration.Businessesshouldalsogiveleiseestoemployeesandassociates.Dowearnewclothesandnewshoespreferablyred.Redisconsideredtobeabrightandhappycolortobringyouabrightandhappyfuture.DontsweeptheoorcleanthetableordumprubbishasyoumaydisturbtheFengShuiandgoodluck.DirtandbadluckweresweptawayonNewYearsEveandtheremaindershouldbeviewedascontributingtogoodfortune.Dontdropchopsticksbecauseyouwillnotmakeagoodliving.DontusewordsthatdonotreectgoodlucklikenumberfourwhichisaChinesehomonymfordeath.Dontborrowfromothersasitsuggeststhatyouwillbelackingontherstdayoftheyear.Alsodontlendanythingbecauseyouwillbelendingallyear.Dontwashyourhairbecauseyouwillwashawaygoodluck.Dontuseknivesorscissorsasthismaycutoffgoodfortune.Dontcryoryouwillbecryingthroughouttheyear.Whilesomemaynotbelieveinthesedosanddontstheyaretraditionsandcustomsthathavesurvivedbecausetheyprovideuswithhistoricalcontinuityandstrengthenoursenseofidentityandcommunity.Noodlesrepresentlongevity.Theyshouldnotbecutbuteatenwhole.