Wednesday, February 2, 2011

According to the Chinese Lunar New Year--It's the YEAR OF THE RABBIT! Gong hay fat choy--wishing you a healthy, prosperous and happy new year. But what does that mean?

Well if you were born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, then it means that you are articulate, talented, and ambitious. You are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent taste. Rabbit people are admired, trusted, and are often financially lucky. They are fond of gossip but are tactful and generally kind. Rabbit people seldom lose their temper. They are clever at business and being conscientious, never back out of a contract. They would make good gamblers for they have the uncanny gift of choosing the right thing. However, they seldom gamble, as they are conservative and wise. They are most compatible with those born in the years of the Sheep, Pig, and Dog.

Famous rabbits include actress Angelina Jolie,

Actor Geoffrey Rush,
Apparently he prefers monkeys.

 and Prime Minister of Australia,  John Howard.  
Too bad there is no Year of the Kangaroo
According to the lunar horoscope, the rabbit is naturally happy and a homebody. So put up those feet and relax as it looks like it's going to be a good year for everybody. We just came off a pretty tough year-- The Year of the Tiger, so I think that this year will be a little more calm and relaxing. Maybe it's time to finish up those projects you started around the house and never got around to. Or maybe it's time to take that vacation to the Canary Islands that you have been planning now forever.

Oh and apparently, according to Chinese custom,  to truly honor the Year of the Rabbit, we should eat what rabbits eat. Jai, also known as Buddah's Delight, is a mild meatless monk's stew that brings good health and good fortune and typically features enough vegetables to feed a rabbit warren.

All of this got me thinking what animal am I according the the calendar, I was born in '80 and it turns out I am the...wait for it...Year of the Monkey!

Apparently people born int the Year of the Monkey ( 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004) are erratic geniuses of the cycle. Clever, skillful and flexible, they are remarkably inventive and original and can solve the most difficult problems with ease. There are few fields in which Monkey people wouldn't be successful but they have a disconcerting habit of being too agreeable. They want to do things now, and if they cannot get started immediately, they become discouraged and sometimes leave their projects. Although good at making decisions, they tend to look down on others. Having common sense, Monkey people are strong willed but their anger cools quickly. Monkey people have a deep desire for knowledge and have excellent memories. They are most compatible with Dragon and Rat. 


I can't wait to head over to Ping Pong Dim Sum  and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit! See you all there!

Besos xoxoxoxoxo


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