Bon Macaron has had an additional location this week, at the Aberdeen Centre Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair! And we have two special flavours exclusively for this event: Mandarin Liqueur and Red Bean. If you'd like to try them the fair is on all weekend and on Monday—come and help David (and Mona Lisa!) welcome the Year of the Monkey!
Some Monkey Characteristics!
"Occupying the 9th position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Monkey possesses such character traits as curiosity, mischievousness, and cleverness. Forever playful, Monkeys are the masters of practical jokes. Even though their intentions are always good, this desire to be a prankster has a tendency to create ill will and hurt feelings.
"Although they are inherently intellectual and creative, Monkeys at times have trouble exhibiting these qualities. When that happens, they appear to others to be confused. But nothing could be further from the truth as Monkeys thrive on being challenged. Monkeys prefer urban life to rural, and their favorite pastime is people-watching."
We will neither conform nor deny that David is a Monkey. But if you're a Monkey, the next question is... what kind of Monkey are you??
6 February 1932 - 25 January 1933 = Water Monkey
25 January 1944 - 12 February 1945 = Wood Monkey
12 February 1956 - 30 January 1957 = Fire Monkey
30 January 1968 - 16 February 1969 = Earth Monkey
16 February 1980 - 4 February 1981 = Metal Monkey
4 February 1992 - 22 January 1993 = Water Monkey
22 January 2004 - 8 February 2005 = Wood Monkey
8 February 2016 - 27 January 2017 = Fire Monkey
26 January 2028 - 12 February 2029 = Earth Monkey
12 February 2040 - 31 January 2041 = Metal Monkey
Here's what that means:
Metal Monkeys are determined and ambitious individuals and as a result, they’re often successful. Although they’re considered warm-hearted and very likeable, their preference in life is to be alone. Metal Monkeys are loyal to both their employers and their partners.
Water Monkeys are extremely sensitive and often feel hurt by the things that are said to them. They refuse to show their sensitive side to others and as a result, are extreme jokesters. If they can stay focused, they can succeed, but more often than not, they’re easily distracted from their goals.
The Wood Monkey’s exceptional communication skills enable them to interact well with others. They’re hard workers who have a keen understanding of the way things operate.
Full of strength and determination, Fire Monkeys are excellent at not only setting goals, but in meeting them as well. Others enjoy being in the company of Fire Monkeys, even though these Monkeys want the upper hand in every situation.
Always the community activists, Earth Monkeys have an inherent desire to live life the “right” way. They’re very dependable and they take their work and their relationships seriously. In fact, they put forth 100% effort in everything they do. In return, Earth Monkeys expect respect from others.
Happy New Year!
Chinese Zodiac details sourced from: http://www.chinesezodiac.com/monkey.php