"Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived. After all Number One, we're only mortal..." - Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Gong Xi Fa Cai
Today, the eve of CNY. One of the most anticipated times of the year for us chinese, the time to get together with family and close ones, a time to re-unite and a time to relish the harbinger of a new lunar year.
I've heard that for couples desiring to bear a child in the zodiac year of the pig, such an intention is a good thing. The pig or in chinese zodiac, the boar, so happens that this year is the 'Fire Boar' (Roast pig?) year. It is also said that this is a fortunate year. Fire is one of the five elements. It is associated with the planet Mars, summer and the south, and the colour red. It is believed to govern the heart. Fire is associated with the qualities of dynamism, strength and persistence, and with restlessness and a sense of adventure.
It is said that children who are conceived this year will be happy and honest. Hmmm....two very important aspects of a meaningful life, I suppose. Anyway, enough of that.
TO ALL MY BELOVED FRIENDS!!! WISHING EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS CHINESE NEW YEAR!!!