Happy New Year 2010, the end of one decade and a fresh start for the next!
If I may say so, the first decade of the 21st century couldn’t end soon enough…
I consider New Year to be my second-favorite holiday celebration (Thanksgiving being the first). I enjoy New year, because the start of a new year offers the chance for a fresh start, with a chance that the oncoming year will be better than the last. Not that this past year wasn’t all that bad for Winnie and I. We have many things to be thankful for.
As in years past, in keeping with Chinese custom; for 2010 we welcome in the Chinese Year of the Tiger. Although he Chinese New Year doesn’t actually start until February 15, I think we can start celebrating now. According to Chinese Zodiac.com, the traits of a person born in this year are:
“Occupying the 3rd position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Tiger symbolizes such character traits as bravery, competitiveness and unpredictability. Tigers love to be challenged and will accept any challenge if it means protecting a loved one or protecting their honor. They don’t worry about the outcome because they know they’ll always land on their feet. Don’t let their calm appearance fool you though; Tigers will pounce when they feel it’s necessary.
Born to lead, Tigers can be stubborn if they realize they’re not in charge. They have a slight tendency to be selfish but overall, Tigers are extremely generous. They’re very intelligent and they’re always on alert. Tigers are very charming and are well-liked by others. They are not motivated by money or power.”Chinese Zodiac – Tiger
Previous years of Tiger people are:
- 8 February 1902 – 28 January 1903
- 26 January 1914 – 13 February 1915
- 13 February 1926 – 1 February 1927
- 31 January 1938 – 18 February 1939
- 17 February 1950 – 5 February 1951
- 5 February 1962 – 24 January 1963
- 23 January 1974 – 10 February 1975
- 9 February 1986 – 28 January 1987
- 28 January 1998 – 15 February 1999
So, to all our readers, and even those who don’t read this website, Winnie and I wish everyone out there a New Year filled with good health, happiness, and prosperity. Shake off your hangover, start on your New year’s resolution, and take care of yourselves and those around you!
Happy 2010 !
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