It’s the start of the Chinese New Year tomorrow, the year of the rat. A street calligrapher gave me these as I passed by last month. I was curious to know what she was writing. I can’t quite remember what it says, but it was wishing me well in some form for the coming year, I think. The top image is the traditional CNY red envelope, in which money is put and handed to family and friends. Hope someone can read it anyway, Google translator was no help, not surprisingly.