But like more than a billion people around the world, he's preparing to celebrate Lunar New Year, which falls on February 16, though the big night is the evening before. Its importance in Chinese culture is same as that of Christmas in the West.
CIMB private banking economist Song Seng Wun said Chinese New Year always brings a "short-term lift for consumption for Chinese communities around the world from Beijing, Jakarta, London, Los Angeles, to Singapore". The Chinese use animals to represent each year, which resemble Western constellations.
Chinese astrologers predict that 2018 will be a positive year financially for both - individuals affected by the zodiac sign and people in general. There are a total of 12 animals so animals repeat every 12 years.
For people with the birth year dog, their lucky numbers are three, four and nine and their lucky colours are green, red and purple. The event will include a Chinese tea ceremony and Chinese calligraphy, as well as live traditional Chinese music and Chinese Opera.
"On Chinese New Year in the morning, my mom always made us eat a piece of candy because you want something sweet to start your year off sweetly, I guess", she said. People might decorate their houses with red paper cutouts, banners and New Year paintings, many of which this year will be dog-themed. The fortunate children are traditionally given red envelopes filled with money.
In Guangzhou, flower fairs are popular at New Year, and all over southern China, lantern displays are common. It is a special occasion for people to express good wishes to each other and to forgive, leaving behind all grudges and animosity from the old year.
"The Dog is an ethical and idealistic sign, and the year that bears its name will also bring increased social awareness and interest in society's less powerful members", the Astrology Club says. Fish in Chinese is called "Yu" which means prosperity and good fortune. "Because my family owned a restaurant, we were always working when other people celebrated". The products are available online and in-store just in time for the New Year.