Thursday, January 26, 2012

Year of the Dragon

Happy belated Chinese New Year. I forgot until it was mentioned yesterday, but saw that it was officially the January 23rd. Gong Xi Fa Ca! That's the traditional Chinese New Year greeting that means “wishing you prosperity” in Mandarin*.

This years heralds the Lunar New Year of the Water Dragon, a once in every 60 years occurrence. The dragon is perceived as a mystical and auspicious creature in Chinese cultures and this year is expected to bring prosperity and transformational change.**

My year doesn't roll around again until 2018. I was born in the year of the Dog. Until then...


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