February 04, 2022

Year of the Water Tiger 2022- BB's Year!

This post was originally written in 2012 for BB’s blog, Babushka’s Baile.  Considering the word for the year is SELF, Babushka thinks it’s more than shear coincidence that this is the Year of The Tiger. In Chinese Zodiac this is BB’s year, and in Babushka’s mente, this is her year.

BTW Chinese New Year Celebrations last 15 dias, so NO, BB isn’t running Cubantime. 😉

So enjoy what a true New Year is when one is truthful to SELF.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Don't you just love the Chinese New Year?  The festivities, the history, the colors, the pageantry, the chance to catch up and do a New Year right!  Que Que??  You actually thought January 1 was the real new year?  JU SO FONI !!!  Maybe it's because my mother was 3/4 Chinese, but in BB's mind this is when the reality of the New Year comes in.  Bueno, truth be known I think it's more because of my Cuban side... si, further in the year is better because we're always running late.  Whaaaaaatttt??  I'm only now taking down the Christmas lights... well, I will take them down now that the true New Year has come.

No me miren asi- don't look at me like that.  Really people, think about it.  For 8 days there's a whirlwind of activities- Christmas Eve to New Year's- most people don't come out of the stupor until at least a week  into the new year and then they go into shock when they see the scale and the bills of that holiday hip hop. By the second week of January most will have abandoned their resolutions and are slumping into disappointment from their lack of determination. But should this be? I say Nay!! Nada de eso mi gente!!!  Chinese New Year is the perfect time to make more realistic petitions of ourselves.  We've now seen what we're capable (or not capable) of doing and can go ahead with expectations we can fullfill!  Let me help you with some examples.

January 1 Resolutions                                        Chinese New Year Resolution

No more junk food.                                               No more junk food on Mondays.

Exercise everyday.                                                        Exercise on Mondays. 

                                                          Go ahead, w/out junk food it's a bad day anyway.

Call loved ones more often.                            Ever heard of Feibu? How about Escaip?

Spend less money.                                     52 Mondays w/out junk food = saved $$.

Lose weight.                                                      Learn to walk in higher heels. 

                                                                  You'll either sweat from fear of falling

                                                                   or look thinner because you're taller.

Be nicer to my fellow man.                                               Hide on Mondays.


Once every 60 years. Si, definitely Babushka’s year.

If you’re curioso about the year and your Chinese sign, go to:



Whatever your signo Beautifuls, may you find and be true to SELF.

. Al final, that’s all we have verdad? Happy New Year to All.

Babushka Besos a Todos. Cuidensen.

Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!


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  2. This looks fantastic, I am the year of the horse!

  3. Love this! I am Earth Dog - we get along with tigers :)

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  5. You are a: Rat
    Personality: quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind
    Lucky numbers: 2, 3
    Lucky colors: blue, gold, green
    Lucky flowers: lily, African violet, lily of the valley

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  8. Happy Chinese New Year to you too. :)

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  11. What a great simple ideal!! I could do this

  12. I like the more realistic resolutions!


Always remember- If someone doesn't see YOUR brilliance, just look at them, smile, and say- JU SO FONI!!!