Sunday, February 8, 2009
Happy new year
Was such a nice day- i couldnt help but take advantage of the city and the weather. It was also the celebration of the Chinese new year. In celebration down in China town they closed off a few block. Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. 2009 is the year of the ox. Those born in the year of the ox are patient, determined, easygoing, hardworking, and tenacious and determined to get the job done. In tradition is the Lion dance. The dragon travels to each of the stores and lights off fire crackers. Fire crackers were used to chase away the mythical monster, Nian, which once terrorized the people. But over time, their loud noises have been used to create the jovial, holiday mood. There is also a head of lettuce at the top which i believe was feeding the dragons that visit.
FYI i was born the year of the dog. Dogs possess the best traits of human nature. They have a deep sense of loyalty, are honest, and inspire other peoples confidence because they know how to keep secrets. But Dog People are somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn, and eccentric. They care little for wealth, yet somehow always seem to have money. They can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues. Dog people make good leaders----actually this describes me pretty well!