One of my favourite things about living in Asia is that you get two new years. That means twice the renewal, twice the fresh starts, twice that sense of every-thing's-going-to-be-better-from-here-on-in - hurrah! Near the beginning of February is the transition from the Year of the Tiger to the Year of the Rabbit. The Year of the Rabbit is meant to be all about calm, peacefulness, diplomacy and negotiation. Here's hoping (or hopping?).
The past few nights I've been having a a bit of rabbit-y fun creating new years cards and gifts for some of our friends back in Hong Kong. As I've mentioned before, we currently live opposite one of the biggest markets in Seoul - Namdaemun Market - and the paper craft and gift wrap supplies available there are so very good. Every time I visit I always walk away excited and inspired (and with a giant bag full of ribbons...). It's my kind of heaven!