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Monday, January 11, 2016

Year Of The Monkey

Monkey Cookies for Chinese New Year 2016
Despair not if your New Year's resolutions are not coming along nicely 'cos you're in luck!  With the Chinese new year just round the corner, here's your second chance for a do-over.

We're 15 days away from the Chinese lunar year and 2016 heralds The Year Of The Monkey. If you're into Chinese hocus-pocus, the Monkey Year is predicted to be a rather challenging year ahead for those born in the year of the tiger. Grrrrrrr!  Yep, I am a tigress!

My HORRORscope reads, "Tigers won't have such a great year when it comes to health and luck, because the Tiger is the enemy of the Monkey. "There are forces on your chart that will test your motivation and resolve."

Truth be told, I'm a little disturbed by the negative prediction but I am NOT going to let that affect me. I am thinking of Katy Perry's song "ROAR".

"I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
'Cause I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
'Cause I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar"

Bring on 2016! You're gonna hear me ROOOOOOOOAR-OR-OR-OR-OR!

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


  1. Such cute cookies :) If my grandson is born after the next 29 days (due 2/16) he'll be born in the year of the monkey. I just hope his mom isn't a tiger, could make it interesting growing up :)


  2. You are such a special tiger and you'll get along in a strong way! I am a ... sheep,how about that? hugs and suuuuper cookies !

  3. I love that song!! Let 'em hear you ROAR!!! Pass me a cookie too please!

  4. I love how the Monkey's turned out! Red is my favorite color. :)

    I'm smack dab between Gemini and Cancer. My birthday is June 21. I kind of have attributes to each, but my husband says I fit into Cancer more. Some sources say I'm one, while others say I'm the other.

  5. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  6. We made Chinese animal masks in school last week and found out all the kids Chinese animal. I love Chinese New Year, my friend is Chinese so we always make an effort with the food and celebrations.
    Amanda #kcacols.

  7. Love the cookies, they're fab! Hope the year isn't too challenging for you - I was born in the year of the dog, hopefully this year's a good year for dogs because I could do with it haha! #KCACOLS

  8. Those cookies are so amazing! And here's to a fab 2016 - monkey, or no! :) #KCACOLS

  9. All the kids in my family are getting excited for Chinese New Year and the special snacks and the ang pow that comes with it! :)

  10. Roar!
    I was born i think in the year of the Rat.. eek.. i do not like the sound of that.

  11. The cookies look amazing, very artistic. I love the way everyone can get involved in Chinese New Year, particularly the children. I imagine it must be a great celebration in your home Veronica. #KCACOLS

  12. Cookies look fabulous. I really like Chinese New Year as it is something that everyone can get involved in, particularly the children. #KCACOLS

  13. I hope the year 2016 is not that difficult for you!! I guess if you start the year with this great attitude there is nothing that you won't conquer! All the best for 2016!! Those cookies look beautiful as always. I think I'm a snake! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you again on Sunday! :-) x