Year of the Dragon 2012
It is generally the Lunar New Year for the oriental part of the world, although we name this festival differently according to our various nuanced cultures and languages. In Malaysia, it is known as the "Chinese New Year" because here it is the Chinese Malaysians who celebrate it.
I am a dragon according to the Chinese zodiac. It means at the mark of this new year, I have lived through three full cycles of the twelve zodiac animals and I am 36 years old. Of course, my family doesn't really believe in the superstitious dictates of the Chinese zodiac signs. But offspring of the dragon zodiac are generally perceived by the Chinese community to have very good standing in life, because the dragon is often seen to be tenacious, determined, hardworking, confident, intelligent, and therefore successful.