Happy Chinese Niu 牛 Year to everyone!!! It’s the Year of the Ox @ Cow @ Bull. I’m proud and blessed to be born a Malaysian Chinese. God had planned in such an amazing way by bringing my great-grandparents and grandparents from China to this wonderful Promise Land, which is free from natural disaster, decades ago. I really salute them for their endurance to braved the South China Sea to come to a small village not far from Sitiawan called Kampong Cina, where everyone is of ‘Hock Qiang’ clan. I do speak the dialect but it’s something like Americans trying to speak Japanese…hahaha 😉
I think this is the first year I’m celebrating CNY without any worries of schoolwork and exams…hahaha…anyway I’m glad to see my friends who are back from colleges, Jeremiah School, National Service…I noticed some changes especially in pysical-wise…maybe the food elsewhere is not as good as in Sitiawan or they had been fed with 6 meals daily in NS…hahaha 😛
Do people nowadays still write CNY cards? Nope is my answer. The reason is very simple I had received loads of smses even before the clock struck 12am this morning. But of coz those CNY wishes didn’t come through smses only, they came through MSN, Friendster and Facebook as well. Thanks so much for all the wishes especially the ones comes from friends of different races like Aryati, Khairani, Firdaus, Prashan, Rajivanna, Sailesh, Karam Singh and many many many more…haha…I appreciate them alot man 😀 I guess my secondary education in ACS is indeed a blessing from God, though I’m supposedly to be a Nan Hwa student. Before I end my post, I wanna post a SHOUTOUT ‘I’m proud of ACS and Malaysia Boleh’…does that ring a bell to ACS students who have a copy of ACS’ school magazine, The Loyal Pioneer 2008? 😀
Happy Chinese New Year 2009 once again!!!
Here’s some good info about Ox from Wikipedia:
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 honesty and patience. 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.