Quotes by Famous Stoics + Happy New Lunar Year



Today, you’ll learn about the Lunar New Year and The Year of the Tiger. I also share a couple of inspirational quotes from Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus and Plato. Enjoy! :)


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You’re listening to the English Made Simple Show. This is episode number 288, number two hundred and eighty-eight, número dos cientos ochenta y ocho.

Hello amigos, this is your host Milena speaking, you’re tuning in to the English Made Simple show. You can learn more about the EMS show and what it is all about when you visit englishmadesimple.net. If you want to listen to the podcast straight from the website simply type in englishmadesimple.net/podcast. And while you’re there, you can find a huge repertoire of the EMS episodes as well as useful resources to help you accelerate your English learning.

Welcome back everyone and a Happy Lunar New Year to you all!

Yup you hear me correctly – it’s still new year amigos y amigas. We’re still celebrating here on this side of the globe.

From the 1st of February to the 15th February it’s the Lunar New Year or as some people call it: Chinese New Year or Spring Festival.

It’s kind of a big deal here in Australia.

In Australia we seem to mark the New Lunar Year, we have a lot of migrants living in Australia who celebrate Lunar Year. Every year (before covid) we would have Lunar festivals in the street. People dancing and eating in the street. I remember there was a big celebration in Melbourne when I lived there… (I’m now in a different city, Adelaide)

Uhm… Still here!

People who were following me for the past four years would know how much I “wanted” to move to Adelaide – because there’s nothing here. The city is dead.

I haven’t been to the Lunar New Year here… In Adelaide.

If you love big cities, then Melbourne or Sydney is for you. If you’re coming to Australia, then Adelaide is a little country town.

Anyway, back to what I was talking about earlier.

So, this year, the year 2022 is the Year of the Tiger.

In fact, 1st of February was the start of the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese calendar.

The other animals in the Chinese Calendar are: dog, pig, rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey and rooster.

If you want to know what your Chinese birth animal is all you have to do is go onto Google and type your YEAR of birth, the year you were born in – say if you were born in 1990 – well type that and then type Chinese Horoscope Sign.

The year 1990 is the Horse.

So all these signs have meanings. If you are interested in these types of things you’re welcome to find it for yourself and read more about it online.

According to legend, people born in each animal’s year have some of that animal’s personality traits. That’s the belief, that’s what people think about these animals.

What does the year of the Tiger mean? Well first off it sounds COOL. Doesn’t it?

If you were born in the year of the Tiger – wow you’re cool.


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Milena Vujnic

Milena Vujnic

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Milena is the host of the English Made Simple Podcast and is passionate about helping motivated English learners break their fear of speaking English so they can confidently make conversation and be understood by other English-speakers.

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