Episode 28: The year of the dog

Alice: Happy Chinese New Year Helen! What are you doing?

Helen: Reading about our Chinese astrology signs.

Alice: Oh do tell.

Helen: Well, I was born in '86 so I'm a tiger. I have an air of authority and am courageous but I'm also prone to emotional outbursts and react poorly under stress.

Alice: Oh, what am I?

Helen: You are 3 years older than me so you're a pig.

Alice: A pig? Charming!

Helen: No, it's different in Chinese culture. A Chinese pig is magnanimous and highly intelligent. You're a perfectionist but venomous if you're crossed.

Alice: It's all true! What about Michal?

Helen: Well, he's 21 so he's an ox. He's dependable, methodical, honest, unbiased but introverted too.

Alice: Ooh, so does that bode well for you two or not?