Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy New Year















Hope everyone enjoys the Lunar New Year, the celebration starts today in case you hadn’t heard. If you have never had the opportunity to go to one the celebrations I definitely recommend it. I have been to a few over the years and I still remember my first. I was in the Boston Children hospital at the time was able to watch it from my hospital room. It was really cool and a hell of lot better than the IV and spinal tap that I had already had. A few of the best ones that I had went to where in Honolulu while I was stationed at Pearl Harbor. They are lot of fun, loud and the food is some of the best. Just remember to bring some ear plugs to lessen the effects of the fireworks and don't forget your camera. Here are some fun facts I found out about the year of the OX on Wikipedia, though it's not my year I was born in Year of the Monkey.

The Year of the OX
The Ox is the sign of prosperity through fortitude and hard work. This powerful sign is a born leader, being quite dependable and possessing an innate ability to achieve great things. As one might guess, such people are dependable, calm, and modest. Like their animal namesake, the Ox is unswervingly patient, tireless in their work, and capable of enduring any amount of hardship without complaint.

Ox people need peace and quiet to work through their ideas, and when they have set their mind on something it is hard for them to be convinced otherwise. An Ox person has a very logical mind and is extremely systematic in whatever they do, though they have a tremendous imagination and an unparalleled appreciation for beauty. These people speak little but are extremely intelligent. When necessary, they are articulate and eloquent.

People born under the influence of the Ox are kind, caring souls, logical, positive, filled with common sense and with their feet firmly planted on the ground. Security is their main preoccupation in life, and they are prepared to toil long and hard in order to provide a warm, comfortable and stable nest for themselves and their families. Strong-minded, stubborn, individualistic, the majority are highly intelligent individuals who don't take kindly to being told what to do.

The Ox works hard, patiently, and methodically, with original intelligence and reflective thought. These people enjoy helping others. Behind this tenacious, laboring, and self-sacrificing exterior lies an active mind.

The Ox is not extravagant, and the thought of living off credit cards or being in debt makes them nervous. The possibility of taking a serious risk could cause the Ox sleepless nights.

Ox people are truthful and sincere, and the idea of wheeling and dealing in a competitive world is distasteful to them. They are rarely driven by the prospect of financial gain. These people are always welcome because of their coolness and awesomeness. They are reputed to be the most beautiful of face in the zodiac. They have many friends, who appreciate the fact that the Ox people are wary of new trends, although every now and then they can be encouraged to try something new. People born in the year of the Ox make wonderful parents and teachers of children.

It is important to remember that the Ox people are sociable and relaxed when they feel secure, but occasionally a dark cloud looms over such people and they engage all the trials of the whole world and seek solutions for them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_of_the_Ox

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