Years: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
People born under the sign of the Monkey are fun-loving, energetic people, always the center of attention in a crowd. If you need anyone to help you solve a problem, these are your people. Don’t expect them to tell you what they really think, although it is easy to tell whether they are up or in a foul mood.
In love, they can be passionate but flighty. They can also be jealous, suspicious, cunning and selfish. They are occasionally arrogant and can look down upon others.
The Monkey: This year, people born under the sign of the Monkey could see their power and status improve. There will be important people coming from far away, and their talents may be appreciated. If they take action and hold firm, they may well receive help from these important individuals, to make this a lucky year for them indeed.
殺雞儆猴 (sha1 ji1 jing3 hou2)
to make an example (as a warning)
例: The new coach made an example of one of the players right from the beginning, making all the other members of the team anxious.
Years: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
People born under the sign of the Rooster tend to think a lot. They can be very astute and discerning, and are honest, smart, perceptive, communicative, ambitious, competent, self-sufficient and caring.They can also turn cold on ideas they were initially very enthusiastic about, and can find it difficult relating to others or admit they are wrong.
They can be subject to mood swings, and can be narrow-minded and vain. However, roosters are often fiercely loyal and always true to their word.
The Rooster: This year, the luck of people born under the sign of the Rooster will slip a little, and they could come a cropper from unscrupulous people, accidents or thieves. They will need to tread carefully.
雞毛蒜皮 (ji1 mao2 suan4 pi2)
lit. Chicken feathers and garlic skin; trifling matters
例: Stop keeping on saying sorry about such trifling matters.
Years: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
People born under the sign of the Dog tend to be honest, faithful and sincere. They respect tradition and value honor, and enjoy helping people. They have their own very developed moral compass.
Dog people do many things well: while not good in big groups, they are smart, caring, and good at lending an ear to a friend in need. They are loyal, with a keen sense of duty and can be counted upon. Good company when in a good mood, the dog person can turn disagreeable when riled.
The young dog person is a very serious individual, and only later on in life learns not to take things so seriously. In love, they often make things more complicated than they need to be by over-thinking the situation.
The Dog: People born under the sign of the Dog should be wary of misfortune and obstacles in their relations with others. They will benefit from doing more to help others.
白雲蒼狗 (bai2 yun2 cang1 gou3)
vicissitudes; how times change.
例: How time moves on. The tribe has changed so much.
A : Actually, bands can still earn from livestreaming performances. As I was watching, I could see people making donations the whole time, big and small. B : Cool, but this isn’t a sustainable funding model, for the band or its fans. A : True, but many musicians and performers have been left without gigs during the pandemic, and nothing has been done to help them. That’s too bad. A : 其實，線上演唱會還是有一些收入的，我看演出時就看到螢幕旁邊不斷跳出網友捐獻，大筆的或小筆的金額都有，而且從來沒有停過。 B : 聽起來好酷——不過，我想這對於樂團或觀眾而言，不一定是長久之計。 A : 沒錯，但是很多音樂家或演奏者因為疫情失去演出機會，卻沒有任何應對措施，我覺得很可惜。 English 英文: Chinese 中文:
With the recent heavy rainfall and humidity, wild mushrooms have been shooting up in mountain forests and grasslands. In Nantou County’s Puli Township a man picked some unfamiliar fungi growing in the National Chung Hsing University experimental forest area along Nanan Road and took them home to cook. The result was that the whole family of five had to rush to hospital. For the sake of filling their bellies they almost lost their lives. It was truly a case of biting off more than they could chew. You hear many stories of people eating unfamiliar mushrooms and giving themselves food
A: Argh! B: What is it? A: Cockroach! Over there by the bookshelf. It’s huge! B: Oh no, not another one. I’m beginning to think there’s a cockroach nest inside our apartment. Don’t worry, I’ll deal with it. A: 啊！ B: 怎麼了？ A: 有蟑螂！在書櫃那邊。超大隻！ B: 哦不，不要再來了。我開始覺得我們公寓裡有蟑螂窩了。別擔心，我會處理的。 English 英文: Chinese 中文:
Fans around the world are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Madonna’s megahit Vogue, which became her eighth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 on May 19, 1990, topping the chart for three weeks. With some influences of disco music, the upbeat house song set trends in dance music, and was seen as a career-defining smash that transformed her into the Queen of Pop. Vogue is from Madonna’s 1990 soundtrack for the film Dick Tracy. Inspired by the dramatic dance style of “voguing” in Harlem as a way of self-expression, she performed with voguing choreographers in her classic black-and-white MV directed by David