Sunday, January 29, 2006

Weekend Blog #26 - Happy Chinese New Year

The "Weekend Blog" is off the business topics usually discussed on Some Assembly Required. It is my chance to pontificate about any subject under the sun.

The Year of the Dog

Today marks the year 4704 on the Chinese Calendar: The Year of the Dog.

Chinese New Year is the main holiday of the year for more than one quarter of the world's population, which means there are some big parties today!!! (One quarter of the world's population!!! That is HUGE. We get so focused on our own culture and forget that we are just part of our world community).

According to the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, the traits of people born under the sign of the Dog are:

People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They have a deep sense of loyalty, are honest, and inspire other people's confidence because they know how to keep secrets. But Dog People are somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn, and eccentric. They care little for wealth, yet somehow always seem to have money. They can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues. Dog people make good leaders. They are compatible with those born in the Years of the Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit.
You are a Dog if you were born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006.

I am not a Dog. I was born under the sign of the Horse.

People born in the Year of the Horse are popular. They are cheerful, skillful with money, and perceptive, although they sometimes talk too much (ok, those who know me might want to agree!!). The are wise, talented, good with their hands, and sometimes have a weakness for members of the opposite sex. They are impatient and hot-blooded about everything except their daily work. They like entertainment and large crowds. They are very independent and rarely listen to advice. They are most compatible with Tigers, Dogs, and Sheep.

The years of the Horse are: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002

To learn more about the Chinese Zodiac and Chinese Lunar Calendar, click here.

Happy New Year!!!

Thom Singer

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