Monday, February 15, 2010

Gong Hei Fat Choi Redux


Chinese New Year Parade 2009
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Chinese New Year Parade 2009
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Chinese New Year Parade 2009
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Chinese New Year Parade 2009
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Chinese New Year Parade 2009
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Chinese New Year Parade 2009
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Chinese New Year Parade 2009
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Chinese New Year Parade 2009
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Chinese New Year Parade 2009
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Chinese New Year Parade 2009
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Well, this year I was not able to go out and take photos of the Chinese New Year Parade. So... I am posting some more photos that I took of the parade in Chinatown last year!

This year is the Year of the Tiger. Below are some quick facts on how the the Tiger is regarded.

2010 - Year of the White Tiger

The Tiger (associated with good fortune, power, and royalty), is viewed with both fear and respect; hence, their protection and wisdom is sought after. Many people believe the tiger, and not the lion, as the true king of beasts.
Position in the Zodiac:3rd
Chinese Name:Hu
Ruling Hours:3:00 am - 4:59 am
Season/Month:Winter/February
Similar to Western Horoscope Sun Sign:Aquarius
Planet:Venus
Gemstone:Sapphire
Lucky Color:Green
Lucky Numbers:2, 3
Direction of Orientation:East Northeast
Polarity:Yang (Male)
Fixed Element:Wood (But in 2010 - Metal)
Positive Traits:Agile natural leaders, alert, energetic, independent, far-sighted, charming, friendly, well-liked, loyal, intelligent, confident, courageous, powerful, strong, self-reliant, sacrificing, optimistic, relentlessly competitive, good strategists and tacticians
Negative Traits:Unpredictable, vain, distrustful, impatient, impulsive, quick-tempered, quarrelsome, rebellious, tend to risk their luck too often, often disregard others, are sensititive to criticism and have difficulty keeping their restless nature under control
Associated with Food:Bread, poultry
Associated with Human Anatomy:Respiratory system and lungs (Chinese Medicine)
Associated with Following Countries:Russia, Rumania, Spain, Turkey, El Salvador, North Korea
Very Compatible with Following Animals: Horse, Dragon, Dog and Pig/Boar
Incompatible with Following Animals: Rabbit, Monkey, Snake, and Ox
Ideal Careers for Tigers: Music, Acting, Writing, Advertising, Management, Aviation, Travel, Entrepreneur, Politics


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