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Hello, my friend! I’m John Smagula. Today is the second day of the second month of the lunar New Year, also known as the Dragon-Head-Raising Festival. According to Chinese tradition, on this day farmers would pray for rain, hoping the dragon would raise it’s head and bring enough rain to ensure the year’s harvest. So on this festival, how can...Read more
Today is the 15th day of the New Year, also known as the Lantern Festival, the last day of the Spring Festival. Amid the festive atmosphere, I’d like to share some thoughts with you, perhaps some you may never have considered this time of year! The Lantern Festival is a time to hang red lanterns, eat rice...Read more
Take your first big step in this Year of the Rooster. Happy Chinese New Year! Hello, my friend! I’m your friend John Smagula, here to inspire, encourage, and accompany you on your journey forward. Today is Chinese New Year, the most important holiday in the Chinese lunar calendar. We all look forward to what...Read more
Do you want a new beginning? Let me help you use the New Year's spirit to become a new you! Hello, my friend! I’m John Smagula. Today is New Year’s Day. Many of us like to make New Year’s resolutions, resolving to make this year better than the last. We may want to break a bad habit or...Read more