Gung Hay Fat Choy

gung hay fat choy
“Best wishes and congratulations!”
Since we weren’t able to take the boys away for the weekend like we had planned, (darn snow,) we tried to do some other fun things on our little staycation.  Yesterday I took the boys to see The Lego Movie.  It was much better than I ever expected it to be!  Today, Dave took them along with my dad to a minor league hockey game in Connecticut.  I stayed home and went to a Chinese New Year party.  Our good friend’s hold this party nearly every year and we are so happy to share this celebration with them.
It is because of them that I have learned so much about Chinese New Year.  The celebration lasts for two weeks but theirs is a one day open house that lasts, ALL day and is so much fun.  They serve traditional Chinese cuisine and the children have games and activities to play while they are there.  I learned that tradition says families thoroughly clean their homes, in order to sweep away any negativity and to welcome in good luck. They had their doors and window decorated in red.
This year is the year of the Horse. I found this information on TravelChinaGuide.com
Strengths
People born in the year of the horse have ingenious communicating techniques and in their community they always want to be in the limelight. They are clever, kind to others, and like to join in a venture career. Although they sometimes talk too much, they are cheerful, perceptive, talented, earthy but stubborn. They like entertainment and large crowds. They are popular among friends, active at work and refuse to be reconciled to failure, although their endeavor cannot last indefinitely.
Weaknesses
They cannot bear too much constraint. However their interest may be only superficial and lacking real substance. They are usually impatient and hot blooded about everything other than their daily work. They are independent and rarely listen to advice. Failure may result in pessimism. They usually have strong endurance but with bad temper. Flamboyant by nature, they are wasteful since they are not good with matters of finance due to a lack of budgetary efficiency. Some of those who are born in the horse like to move in glamorous circles while pursuing high profile careers.  They tend to interfere in many things and frequently fail to finish projects of their own.
chinese zodiac
I was born the year of the dog.  What is your animal?
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One thought on “Gung Hay Fat Choy

  1. bizigal February 16, 2014 at 6:57 pm Reply

    Rat!

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