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February 16, 2018 8:51 am Published by

it’s Chinese New Year
at Ya Udah Bistro,
once again

We’re in luck, folks. Well, sort of. It’s the YEAR OF THE DOG coming up on February 16th, and Yaudah Bistro is ready to do its doggone best to feed and water our valued patrons, in the style for which we are famed. No roasted doggy though, alas. You’ll have to hunt up a Lapo Tuak for dogmeat dishes. Or take a trip to Korea, where the Year of the Dog will undoubtedly be celebrated with… dog soup!

So what about the ‘Year of the Brown Dog’? Is it going to be lucky or UNlucky for our refined clientele? Answer: it depends.
Oh dear.
Uncle Google says the following, to make everything as clear as mud:
‘2018 Chinese New Year is arriving on February 16, 2018, the 4715th Chinese year.
Been around a long time, seen it all – that’s the Chinese.
According to the Chinese Zodiac Horoscope calendar, 2018 is the ‘Male Earth Dog’ year.
‘Yo dawg’ is the appropriate expression between males.

Brown is connected to the earth. Therefore, 2018 is also called the year of the Brown Dog.
Hot dog! I mean that’s great. This humble animal is suddenly exalted to the heavens.
‘According to the Chinese Horoscope theory, Male Earth is connected to the mountain.
Now we’re getting technical. Male? Mountain? No naughty innuendo please.
Dog mainly contains Male Earth with little Metal and Fire.
I think this is where the English language, and western logic, simply collapse in bewilderment. WTF is going on?
The sign of 2018 Male Earth Dog year is two mountains sitting side by side or a mountain behind another mountain.
Easy enough to visualize, but what the devil do the mountains have to do with the dog? Are we missing something here?
That will be a strong Earth. People will focus on real estate, agriculture, environment, territorial integrity or religious and spiritual areas.
Sure hope so, because at the moment

  • real estate = big trembling bubble about to pop, in Indonesia anyway
  • agriculture = commodities weak and showing no sign of recovery
  • environment = in bad shape and getting worse by the moment
  • territorial integrity = Did someone mention we’re going to war?
  • ‘Religious or spiritual areas = Uh-oh. Don’t want to get tangled up in this one. Too hot to handle.

‘2018 is a Wild Dog of the Mountain Year. It could block you from moving forward – implying obstacles to progress.’
So instead of worrying about your business or family affairs, just visit us, eat, drink and make merry, no?

In short, the Year of the Dog will be luckier for some people than others. Did we have to tell you that?
Couldn’t you figure that out by yourselves? Drink up.

And to all of our esteemed Chinese-Indonesian patrons we wish to salute you with a sincere


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