Thursday, January 19, 2012

Our 1st 2 Oranges!


We received our gift of 2 oranges, along with cookies, etc, today from our facilities management staff. It was our first 2-oranges gifted to us for the Lunar (Chinese) New Year ~ the Year of the Dragon 2012!  The oranges wish us luck, wealth and prosperity for the coming lunar year.  This year, the New Year falls on Monday, so it is a long 4-day holiday weekend, which I am told will shut-down the city, like no other holiday.

2011 was the year of the Rabbit.  2012 is the year of the Dragon.  There is actually a couple living here, in our building that is pushing off her scheduled c-section to have a Dragon baby, rather than the Rabbit baby.  It must be a pretty big deal!

Other Dragon years:  1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000

In China, it is believed that people born into the Year of the Dragon remain confident and fearless in the face of challenges.  Charismatic and attractive, Dragon people are natural born leaders.  Considering their hard-working nature, Dragons are blessed with good health.

Famous people born in the Year of the Dragon: Al Pacino, Bruce Lee, Calista Flockhart, Courtney Cox, Diana Krall, Joan of Arc, John Lennon, Jorge Drexler, Keanu Reeves, Nicolas Cage, Salvador Dali

HAPPY NEW YEAR (again) 2012!

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