Wishing everyone good health, loving relationships, and much happiness for 2018!

In Japan, we follow the Chinese 12 zodiac animals.  This year is the 11th animal in the zodiac, the year of the Dog!

Just as the dog is known as man’s best friend, people born in the year of the dog are loyal, honest, and have a strong sense of responsibility.

What wonderful qualities to have.  So, those born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and this year 2018, all fall under the year of the dog.  If it’s your sign of the year, in Japan it’s considered an auspicious year for you.

For the rest of us, it’s good to reflect on the past year and begin to look forward toward the future.

Learning from my past mistakes, my desire for the coming year is to start paying more attention to what resonates with what I believe in.  It’s easy to say what I am planning to do, yet I realize it’s much harder to really follow through with it.

This year I didn’t write many posts and even contemplated on stopping this blog.  But I realize Asian culture is what I love.  I want the next generation to enjoy what our ancestors have passed on to us.  I will try to pass on what many of my generous friends an family have passed on to me.  So, I decided to continue Asian Lifestyle Design and will try to bring in more interesting tid bits from Asia.

Thank you everyone for visiting and supporting my blog.  May 2018 be the best year ever for you and your loved ones!

Please come visit often!



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