Monday, 26 January 2009
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy New Year!
Today is Chinese New Year, the first day of the new year, and will mark the beginning of the 15-day festivities, which will continue until February 9. According to the Chinese Zodiac, we are today entering the Year of the Ox.
The Ox, or the Buffalo sign symbolizes prosperity through fortitude and hard work. The Ox year is a conservative year, one of traditions and values. This is not a year to be outrageous, it's a slow but steady year. This Ox year will bring stability and growth where patience pays off.
The typical Ox is a tolerant person with strong character, an Ox usually have strong codes and work ethics, which can lead to a tendency to be a workaholic. Ox people are usually strong and robust, and according to ancient wisdom, they should be blessed with long lives.
Some famous Ox people are: Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Anthony Hopkins, Princess Diana, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Jack Nicholson and Barack Obama. And Nathan and I, we are both born in the year of the Ox!