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5 Things We Love: Year of the Pig

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A pair of these porkers would make the perfect dessert for a Lunar New Year feast, ushering in the year of the boar. You can find them on Yum Cha’s dim sum menu.

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    Chinatown is filled with piggie thingies — from jade charms to plastic wall hangings. You can also find stuffed pigs of all sizes, one of which would make a great gift for anyone having a baby in the Year of the Pig

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    Mozaic Paper’s die-cut greeting card, designed by local artist Lori Nuha, is a tri-fold card that lists within the positive qualities of the Earth Pig — “grounded in positive energy and good fortune.”

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    Shop Toast’s Kagami wooden box is modeled on the Japanese New Year’s tradition of displaying a stack of mochi topped by a tangerine for luck. The little boar charm on the side makes this an appropriate Lunar New Year memento.

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    Add some spice to Lunar New Year feasts with “You Know You’re Chinese When …” (2018, Legacy Isle), an entertaining, revealing little book by Honolulu psychologist Stephen Choy.

The Lunar New Year dawns on Feb. 5, and we’ve got ways to share good wishes, whether you celebrate it as the Year of the Pig or the Boar. Read more

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