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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Year Of The Ox

Happy almost Chinese New Year!

In case you wondered, 2009 is the Year of the Ox. Being a complete Westerner, I have no idea if this is good or bad, so I Googled for my Sundries readers.

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2009 is the Year of the Ox. The Ox, or the Buffalo sign symbolizes prosperity through fortitude and hard work. Those born under the influence of the Ox or Buffalo are fortunate to be stable and persevering. The typical Ox is a tolerant person with strong character. Not many people could equal the resolution and fearlessness that the Ox exhibits when deciding to accomplish a task. Ox people work hard without complaints at work or at home. They know that they will succeed through hard work and sustained efforts, and do not believe in get-rich-quick schemes.

Something tells me we're going to need strong, hard-working people in the coming years, so this is perfect.

Chinese New Year officially starts on January 26th, but this Beijing denizen already is getting his (or her?) shopping in. That's a whole carcass of lamb being carved, and they're patiently waiting for a cut from the guy with the Fez.

I may be a Westerner, but I do know that China STOPS wholesale for a week, even to the point of no Fedex delivery or anything.

It's worse than Brazilian carnival, but they have better oxen.

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