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This coming year is the year of the dog. I am scratching my head because a dog’s life isn’t exactly the nicest wish on someone.

I had some help from the internet and indeed there are lots of well wishes.

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Photo: I am using the picture of a shisa, a mythical lion-dog from my trip in Naha, Okinawa.

From the bark of a dog that sounds like prosperity.

祝你:

狗年旺旺旺
Gǒu nián wàngwàng wàng
Wish you a prosperous year of the dog

十犬十美
Shí quán shí měi
Wish you perfection and beauty in everything

犬 is another word for dog and sounds like 全 meaning complete.

I am a little late on my Mandarin on Mondays this week. Been hectic.