It’s here, it’s here – the first long weekend of the year! (I’m not counting New Years day, mostly because that seemed like forever ago.) The lead up to Family Day and Chinese & Lunar New Year is here, and 2016 is the year of the Fire Monkey. In Chinese astrology, the Monkey is an intelligent, witty, and inventive animal, and this year involves the fire of ambition, adventure, with a bit of irritability. So, enjoy these last few days of being in a sturdy Year of The Goat. It might get crazy up in here. Gear up with some heart-thumping Japanese drumming, a snowshoe grind, or with eating some unusual seafood.