It’s the Lunar New Year of the Rooster.
Loosely translated, this greeting goes:
New year, new ventures, hip hurrah!
Pauseabilities abound, joyful day to day!
In Chinese, the word for Rooster is 鸡 (ji1) which sounds the same as the word 机 as found in 机会 “opportunities” (also, the well known 危机 “crisis”). So the greetings above is quite a pun-ful one.
If you wish to learn more Mandarin, do try out my TinyTap reader Find the Little Chicks at http://www.tinytap.it/activities/gubw/play/find-the-little-chicks
Have a most blessed year of possibilities ahead!
P.S. A note about the image for this post. It is created by me as part of Artist Trading Cards. There is an upcoming ATC exhibition in Bishan Library from 10 to 17 Mar. Keep a look out for more details.