Oranges, the best Chinese New Years Gift to give someone. 😉 Of course, the display should be beautiful as well and tie into the meaning/predictions of the zodiac sign involved, in this case that would be the Rabbit.
Today is the Asian Lunar New Year and the beginning of the Year Of The Rabbit.
Yes, in China and across most of Asia, this now the Year Of The Rabbit, specifically the Water Rabbit. It is considered the luckiest zodiac year, characterized by peaceful and patient energy, good luck, creativity, and fertility.
As I wrote though, it’s the Year Of The Rabbit across most of Asia. In Vietnam – possibly because of odd crossovers between the pronunciation of rabbit in Mandarin and the written form in Kmer; possibly because the Vietnamese have a longstanding and not unexpected bias against the Chinese – this is the start of the Year Of The Cat.
So, so as to both limit Chinese cultural tyranny and to make some inroads against my own personal anti-Vietnamese bias, here’s some fine cats as well. After all, 50 years is a bit long to hang on to that level of hate. 😉
This is the last day of the annual celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. So, go grab some luck! Embrace the spirit of the Water Tiger. Be passionate; be daring; be fearless.
Remember that Confucianism is still the primary underpinning of Chinese culture and that Confucianism is centered upon a man’s family and heirs through the generations. As such, prosperity and fortune are measured less by a man’s immediate wealth than by the lasting strength of his family. So, don’t just grab some luck; grab it and prosperity and hang on to that tiger’s tail. 😉
This Chinese Lunar New Year marks the beginning of the Year of the Tiger, specifically the Water Tiger, and that means we should passionately and with great stubbornness grab it by the tail and hang on. 😆
While it does seem there are a plethora of reasons to be so, don’t be Sinophobic. Indeed, avoid Sinophobia like you’ve tried to avoid COVID-19. Hate the evil yellow monkeys in Beijing, not the Chinese women in all their splendor.
After all, there’s a lot of luck in those little red and gold wrappings. You’ve just got to be bold and open them up!
And that’s the truth of it in this, the Year of the Metal Ox. As is so very, very obvious, fortune has smiled upon this particular Chinese babe and, in doing so, has smiled upon us all. Simply put, despite the mouthings of the grievance-mongers and their sheeple, when fortune smiles upon one, she smiles upon many of us. It’s not a matter of dividing the pie.