12 February 2010
Kung Hei Fat Choy!
Happy Year of the Tiger, everyone! This Chinese zodiac symbol portends a year that will be unpredictable, rebellious, colorful, powerful, passionate, daring, impulsive, vigorous, stimulating, sincere, affectionate, humanitarian and generous. However, it can be cold, restless, reckless, impatient, quick-tempered, obstinate, ruthless, selfish, aggressive, unpredictable and moody. Hmm. That sounds more like a description of a person. If this year is 'obstinate,' 'restless' or 'daring', how would we know? Perhaps I need to do more than three minutes of lazy Wikipedia 'research' to get a sense of what to expect in Feb. 2010 - Feb. 2011.
Regardless, if you can, go get some handmade wheat noodles and ma-po tofu, think back on the things you have to appreciate from the Year of the Ox, and prepare yourself for the 'quick-tempered' and 'affectionate' year ahead.