February 6, 2004  


Celebrating Year of the Monkey

By Andrea Chan

Over 50 SLAC’ers gathered at Jing Jing Restaurant in Palo Alto on the first day of Chinese New Year—January 23—for a 10-course banquet. The menu featured egg rolls, braised rock cod, mongolian beef, honey walnut prawns and tea smoked duck. The event was organized by Karena Kong (BABAR).

Photo by Rodney Win Wong

This is the Year of the Monkey. If you were born in 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 or 2004 you were born in the year of the monkey and you are very intelligent, well-liked by everyone and will have success in any field you choose. The Chinese Lunar Calendar names each of the twelve years in each cycle after an animal.

Kung Hai Fat Choy!

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