Friday, January 25, 2008
A Chinese New Year
Okay, I think it must be Chinese New Year coming up again sometime soon because I read it somewhere that said so. I have always thought Eastern medicine, philosophy, religion and just eastern everything was way cool, and Chinese astrology even way cooler. And what is that Chinese zodiac thing about anyway, those twelve animals that mean something about ones personality and the order of the universe or something. It's that yin yang thing maybe. And those Chinatown parades are always awesome with those red and gold colors everywhere. Chinatown rocks, and those Chinese fortune cookies are way cool also, as they never seem to say anything bad. And what year of the Chinese New Year animal is it anyway. Is it the year of the rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, cock, dog, boar, tiger, ox or rat? Wikipedia probably has an answer for that, that website seems to have an answer for everything, at least the definition of words. And those Chinese Zodiac place mats that one gets in Chinese restaurants every so often are way cool also with those pictures and drawings of those animals. And oh, there happens to be a definition of the Chinese zodiac on this place mat. The Chinese Zodiac consists of a 12 year cycle, each year of which is names after a different animal that imparts distinct characteristics to its year. Many Chinese believe that the year of a persons birth is the primary factor in determining that person's personality traits, physical and mental attributes and degree of success and happiness throughout his lifetime. To learn about your animal sign, and the year of your birth among the twelve signs running around the border. If born before 1936, add 12 to the year you were born to find your year. And whatever this Chinese Year zodiac sign may be, happy Chinese New Year.