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Lunar New Year
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February 4, 2019
Year of the Pig forecasts
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n Earth Dragon: Feel free to rejuvenate or remake
your living space this Pig Year.
Communication is the key for Snakes slithering into the
Pig Year. Clever, compassionate, and perceptive Snakes
will be presented with oppor-
tunities to improve relation-
ships and resolve conflicts
among family or friends.
n Metal Snake: Travel to a
special place — near or far —
when the opportunity arises.
n Water Snake: Enjoy the
normalness of this year, Water Snake, but be ready for the
n Wood Snake: The Year of the Pig is the one to meet
new people. Don’t be anxious or pessimistic.
n Fire Snake: Take time to rejuvenate friendships and
relationships from the past.
n Earth Snake: Find a hobby that is right for you. Step
back from your responsibilities to occasionally enjoy it.
Familial and personal relationships should enjoy more
stability in the Year of the Pig. Confident, calm, and
enterprising Horses may find economic success in a
partnership or new venture.
Looking back to the past may
bring personal growth.
n Metal Horse: Composure
and moderation will be needed
to navigate the 2019 Year of the
n Water Horse: During this
Pig Year, surround yourself with positive people.
n Wood Horse: Optimize your time, Wood Horse, by
organizing your personal and professional schedules.
n Fire Horse: Be sure to spend time with the
important people in your life to deepen relationships.
n Earth Horse: A big decision is on the horizon. Be
confident and rational when evaluating potential options
Prepare for an unexpected change or surprise this Pig
Year. Also be on the lookout for a strange event to occur.
2019 is an important one for growing and evolving in
several aspects of the Sheep’s life. Candid and sensitive
Sheep will deepen a relationship with a loved one.
n Metal Sheep: This year is an important one to spend
time with the family flock.
n Water Sheep: Follow your
intuition when taking on new
tasks or assessing dangerous
n Wood Sheep: The 2019
Year of the Pig will bring
interesting offers your way.
n Fire Sheep: Feel free to travel, Fire Sheep, but be
cautious when choosing destinations.
n Earth Sheep: Seek advice from a trusted friend or
The Year of the Pig will challenge sensitive, empathetic,
and adaptable Monkeys with a journey of spiritual
evolution. Find individual time to evaluate new ideas
while also consulting with
family and friends.
n Metal Monkey: Important
life decisions will surface this
n Water Monkey: Big plans
and high aspirations are on this
year’s agenda, Water Monkey.
n Wood Monkey: Analyze new opportunities and
chances wisely; lazy Monkeys will choose the wrong path.
n Fire Monkey: Be adaptable and creative when
making decisions; the year may have mixed results if you
are careless or impractical.
n Earth Monkey: Pay attention to your health, Earth
Monkey. Listen to what your body is trying to tell you.
After a Year of the Dog with a few bumps, the Year of the
Pig is one to regain power and personal authority. The
enthusiastic, capable, and
brave Rooster should focus on
being organized and efficient to
accomplish this. Also be sure to
n Metal Rooster: A year of
good opportunities awaits the
communicative Metal Rooster.
n Water Rooster: Get ready for some recognition from
those around you, Water Rooster. Your honesty and
loyalty have paid off.
n Wood Rooster: Help raise up those around you. Your
efforts will not only help them, but also bring you joy and
n Fire Rooster: Focus on the safety of yourself and
others to avoid any potential accidents.
n Earth Rooster: Keep your family and friends close,
Earth Rooster, as an emotional year is in store.
Though the Year of the Dog won’t return for another 11
years, don’t despair! The Year of the Pig will present many
activities to keep you busy and
also help plan for the future.
Seek advice from experienced
individuals if you hit a road-
n Metal Dog: Take time to
assess your life, but be careful
not to get hung up on past mis-
takes. Self-reflection may lead to a new and better path to
n Water Dog: Cultivate healthy relationships in your
life. Toxic ones may bring you down this year, so be sure to
remove them. Trust your gut to guide you about which
relationships are worth your energy.
n Wood Dog: Investing in education or expanding your
horizons may help propel you to a more desirable place.
n Fire Dog: Opportunity may come knocking this year.
Be sure to act promptly after consulting trusted friends.
n Earth Dog: Consider volunteering during the Year of
the Pig. Your efforts to help others should increase your
self-worth and may lead to new relationships.
Oink, oink, it’s your year, Pig! After a challenging Year
of the Dog, begin 2019 on the correct hoof by setting good
priorities and getting to work.
The devoted, enthusiastic, and
helpful Pig should set goals
high and use every opportunity
and incentive to see results.
n Metal Pig: Overcome a
temporary lack of motivation
and focus on your priorities.
Success will be achieved with determination.
n Water Pig: The year will be filled with many ideas.
Listen to the opinions of friends and family first and avoid
being influenced by someone who is not trustworthy.
n Wood Pig: Your year is projected to be a good one, but
listen to your sensible side and set aside funds to create an
n Fire Pig: Focus on a specific skill this year to create a
solid foundation for the future.
n Earth Pig: Add more friends to your social circle,
Earth Pig, for increased happiness. Your resourcefulness,
productivity, and patience will lead you to the fruits of
your labor in 2019.
Illustrations by Jonathan Hill
Oregon Asian Celebration to hold its 34th annual event highlighting Asian cultural heritage
Continued from page 10
vendors offering popular cuisine from Korea, Japan,
China, Vietnam, India, Thailand, and the Philippines will
sell spring rolls, chara masala, veggie samosas, chicken
adobo, bulgogi, kimbab, potstickers, Pad Thai, and more.
Demonstrations of more than a dozen martial art schools
are available for viewing while devouring the tempting
options at the food court.
For those who would like to learn how to make easy and
delicious Asian food at home, there are demonstrations of
favorite Asian dishes presented by local families as well as
restaurants. This year’s cooking demonstrations
represent recipes originating from the Philippines, China,
Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, and India.
To reflect the current national dialogue on immigration,
the Oregon Asian Celebration is again featuring the Asian
Heritage & Justice exhibit, “Our Stories: Immigrants of
America.” The display, created by Eugene photographer
Melissa “Mimi” Nolledo with support from the Wayne
Morse Center for Law and Politics, includes new photos of
immigrant community members accompanied by life
stories of what it is like to be an immigrant in Oregon and
“Now more than ever, we need to share our stories,”
Nolledo said. “Through these photographic essays, may
we continue to build bridges of hope, strength, and
courage to inspire the people around us to accept and
understand that despite our differences, we are connected
and similar in so many ways — our dreams, our
aspirations, our love for country and humankind.”
Festival admission is $6 for one day or $10 for a two-day
ticket. Youth age 12 and younger are admitted free.
Students age 13 and older (including college students)
Oregon Asian Celebration Main Stage
GET SPIRITED AWAY. The 34th annual Oregon Asian Celebration,
themed “Year of the Pig — Get Spirited Away,” takes place February 16
and 17 at the Lane Events Center. In addition to children’s activities (pic-
tured), the event features an Asian food court, entertainment stages, and
craft demonstrations. (Photo courtesy of the Oregon Asian Celebration)
may obtain free admission by visiting an Oregon
Community Credit Union (OCCU) branch and showing
their current student identification. Advance adult
tickets may be purchased at any OCCU branch or online
The Oregon Asian Celebration takes place February 16
and 17 at the Lane Events Center, located at 796 West
13th Avenue in Eugene, Oregon. Hours are 10:00am to
7:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am to 6:00pm on Sunday.
To learn more, or to obtain a complete schedule of activi-
ties, call (541) 682-4292 or visit <www.asiancelebration.
Saturday, February 16:
10:00am: Japanese taiko drumming
10:15am: Chinese lion dance
10:30am: Welcoming remarks
10:50am: Japanese song & dance
Noon: Korean children’s fan dance
12:30pm: Chinese song & dance
1:00pm: Hawai‘ian & contemporary ukulele
1:30pm: Japanese koto
2:00pm: Chinese traditional song & dance
2:30pm: Japanese taiko drumming
3:00pm: Hawai‘ian hula & music
4:00pm: Japanese taiko drumming
4:45pm: Hawai‘ian hula & music
5:00pm: Traditional Balinese gambuh dance
6:00pm: Minidoka Swing Band
Sunday, February 16:
10:00am: Japanese taiko drumming
10:20am: Welcoming remarks
10:45am: Chinese lion dance
11:00am: Japanese koto
11:30am: Indonesian dance & music
1:00pm: Middle East inspired dance & music
1:30pm: Japanese taiko drumming
2:00pm: Filipino dance & music
2:25pm: South Indian classical dance
2:40pm: Indonesian traditional dance & music
3:10pm: Middle Eastern dance
3:50pm: Nepalese traditional dance & music
4:15pm: Japanese taiko drumming & shakuhachi
4:30pm: Northern India dance & music
* Performances subject to change