Thursday, February 01, 2007

Read between The Lines...

Pulled out from The Star today:
Married men, take note. Your wife is your 'Prosperity God' and the more you hug her, the more prosperous you will get.

Taiwanese feng shui master Yu Yang has this tip for those who wish to usher in good fortune during the Year of the Pig. But for it to work, wives have to cooperate.

“Men, hug your wives more; and women, do not turn down the loving hugs,” Yu advised during her feng shui talk show at Queensbay Mall ( Penang )here.

What's going on? Hug for the sake of good fortune and not because you truly love your wife? What kind of message are we teaching people here ha, hug your wife for wat.. more money and to win lottery.... tsk tsk tsk. Shameless fortune-hungry pigs! Well, I think wives are already THE fortune.

I also can't help but to cynically decipher the motive behind that advice. Hmm, are we encouraged to have more 'pig' babies? This led me to pull out something else from the news:
People are excited about the coming of the year of pig as the year 2007 is not ordinary one but a very special year of pig, "the Year of the Golden Pig," which comes every 600 years.

A person born this year is likely to be a good parent. He may be easy to anger, but he is intelligent, honest, courageous, completes projects, gallant, and sincere. People born in these years are honest and straightforward. They can be relied on to see things through. They tend to be popular and make lasting friendship and are good neighbors.

The year 2007 is the "Year of the Pig," according to the Chinese zodiac. But it's not an ordinary pig year, which comes every 12 years it is believed to be the "Year of the Golden Pig," which comes every 600 years, according to fortunetellers.

They say babies born in the golden pig year will have comfortable and wealthy lives.

I love reading horoscope sometimes because it always offer hope and something good out of every zodiac sign. So I went on pull something out for the Snake people like myself:

People born in the Year of the Snake are deep. They say little and possess great wisdom. They never have to worry about money; they are financially fortunate. Snake people are often quite vain, selfish, and a bit stingy. Yet they have tremendous sympathy for others and try to help those less fortunate. Snake people tend to overdo, since they have doubts about other people's judgment and prefer to rely on themselves. They are determined in whatever they do and hate to fail. Although calm on the surface, they are intense and passionate. Snake people are usually good-looking and sometimes have marital problems because they are fickle. They are most compatible with the Ox and Rooster.

While I'm at it, might as well, pull something for my Dragon friends:

People born in the Year of the Dragon are healthy, energetic, excitable, short-tempered, and stubborn. They are also honest, sensitive, brave, and they inspire confidence and trust. Dragon people are the most eccentric of any in the eastern zodiac. They neither borrow money nor make flowery speeches, but they tend to be soft-hearted which sometimes gives others an advantage over them. They are compatible with Rats, Snakes, Monkeys, and Roosters.

Anyway, all this hoohaa about pig babies and how easy it is to take care of a 'pig' baby ( according to my babysitter), I must admit, I am tempted to try for one, but to think that the poor overpopulated pigs are going to have a tough competition for school and many aspects that will affect their future... hmmm. Maybe not.

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