Thursday, February 07, 2008
Gung Hei! Gung Hei!
Goodbye Year of the Pig. Hello Year of the Rat!
Happy Chinese New Year to all readers - even those of you who only found this site because you were searching for more Edison pictures (get over it already!)
If you are born in this sign of the Chinese zodiac then you are quick-thinking, ingenious, hardworking and ambitious. I've often wondered if it would be better to refer to 'shu neen' as the Year of the Mouse rather than Rat. In the West rats are seen as dirty and to refer to a human as a rat is derogatory. Then again, a mouse is often looked upon as weak and feeble in the West and it isn't associated with the many positive traits that we assign to a 'shu'.
Well, whether it's the year of the mouse, rat or other small, furry rodent, I wish you all peace, prosperity for the coming year.