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I’ve never been the best at keeping track of birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. If it’s not clearly written in bold on my calendar, or better yet, highlighted in some DayGlo color and practically screaming at me from the pages, I’m completely clueless. Contrary to gender stereotype, my husband tends to be the one who is constantly reminding me of our anniversary and other upcoming important dates. So it’s easy to blame my being date-challenged for not remembering when most (okay, ALL) Chinese holidays are. It doesn’t help that the Chinese go by the lunar calendar, which means the holidays play musical chairs every year. Couple that with the fact that I live in Shelton, Connecticut (not Chinatown), I’m married to…

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