On February 21, 2015 Brazen Sotheby’s International Realty owners Randi and Joseph Brazen along with the Asian Business Development were invited to ring in the Chinese New Year at the Hong Kong Association of Washington’s 2015 Chinese New Year Gala held at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel Grand Ballroom. This annual celebration gathers over 700 guests to clebrate the Lunar New Year while raising valuable funs for the The Center for Children & Youth Justice. This Year’s program included Grand Master Mak Hin Fai and David F Leong’s Lion Dance performance, a Luly Yang runway fashion show and a silent and live auctions, featuring unique items donated by Chihuly Studio, Luly Yang Couture, and many more once in a lifetime experiences! The 2015 Chinese New Year Gala focuses on supporting the important work for Children and Youth justice. The Gala provides an opportunity to meet and collaborate with other business leaders and professionals in the Seattle area. Next year’s event will benefit Bellevue Lifespring.
2015, The year of the Goat/Sheep. The Chinese commonly regard sheep as an auspicious animal, and the Year of the Sheep, therefore, heralds a year of promise and prosperity. “Yáng” is a component of the written Chinese character “xiang”, which means auspiciousness, and the two were interchangeable in ancient Chinese, according to one source. It is also a part of the character “shan”, which counts kindness and benevolence as among its meanings.
Individuals born in this zodiac year have been supposed to share certain characteristics with other individuals also born in years of the same animal sign. Similarly, years sharing the same animal sign have been supposed to share certain characteristics, repeating over their 12/60 year cycle. The shared characteristics in this case are traits attributed to goats.