This Friday: Happy Lunar New Year 2014, Year of the Horse!

Happy Lunar New Year!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Lunar New Year, coming from an Asian background, I wish to accept my culture and enjoy the weekend celebration.horseyear

Every year of the Chinese lunar calendar, one of 12 animal symbols of the Chinese zodiac: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Boar are represented. This year is the year of the Horse (馬 午), if you’re born on these years: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918, 1906— it’s your year. I’m told that the horse year is a year of improving oneself, those who are the year of the horse are bright, warm-hearted, intelligent, and energetic.

disneylandlunarAt Disneyland, the Happy Lunar New Year Celebration begins January 31 – February 2, at Disney California Adventure park from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be a Chinese dragon dance troupe, lion dancers and Vietnamese and Korean dance groups will join Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Mulan and Mushu in Paradise Garden for the celebration.

Chinese Mandarin: 新年快乐 (xin nian kuai le) / 新年好 (xin nian hao)

Chinese Cantonese: sun lin fi lok / kung hé fat tsoi

Indonesian: selamat tahun baru

Korean: 새해 복 많이 받으세요 (seh heh bok mani bat uh seyo)

Vietnamese: Chúc Mừng Nǎm Mới / Cung Chúc Tân Niên / Cung Chúc Tân Xuân

Japanese: あけまして おめでとう ございます (akemashite omedetô gozaimasu)

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First Official Maleficent Trailer Debuts at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards

“Maleficent,” coming out on May 30, 2014 was introduced during the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

Disney’s super smart marketing through using the Grammys to promote “Maleficent” with a new twist on the “Once Upon a Dream” song performed by Lana Del Rey.  Del Rey’s version of the song is available for a limited time, only on Google Play, Google’s online store through Feb. 3.

Angelina Jolie stars as “Maleficent” in an untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone.

“Maleficent” is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Palak Patel, Matt Smith and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers.

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