happy OXpicious NIU year

Chinese New Year
2009 - The year of the ox


2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949

Low and steady marks the ox’s character. Bona fide leaders, they are grounded, determined and highly dependable. They have the ability to motivate and inspire confidence in others as well. Those born under the sign are meticulous, systematic and real sticklers for details. They can be straight-laced and prefer routine, aiming to trash things out in a methodical manner till it bears fruit. Simplicity and straightforwardness govern their personality.
However, the ox has a temper and it’s wise to get out of its way when it rears its horns. It is also a sign that it’s overly proud, refusing to seek assistance. The ox chooses to depend on its head to reason things and finds it hard to tolerate the weak. Chauvinistic and even tyrannical, the ox is often grumpy, bigoted and refuses to forgive or forget for that matter.

Famous people born in the Year Of The Ox:

Armand Assante, Charlie Drake, Clark Gable, Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Peña, George Clooney, Gregory Nava, George Lopez, Jack Lemmon, Jack Nicholson, Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, Jim Carrey, John Corbett, Jorge Garcia, Kate Beckinsale, Keira Knightley, Meg Ryan, Meryl Streep, Moctesuma Esparza, Napolean, Nomar Garciaparra, Paul Newman, President Richard Nixon, Richard Gere, Robert Redford, Rock Hudson, Roselyn Sanchez, Shirley Bassey, Sigourney Weaver, Van Gogh, and Walt Disney.

The Chinese zodiac signs are determined by the lunar year in which you were born. The Chinese believe the animal ruling one's birth year has a profound influence on personality, and destiny. The saying is: "This animal hides in your heart."
the reb: so, what does the year of the ox holds for us? the chinese soothsayers or fung sui experts are saying that we need to brace for the year of the ox. there will be hard or obstinate times ahead of us just like the ox's temperament.
To all readers and followers of this blog,
wishing you all
a Happy OXpicious NIU* year!
('NIU" is chinese for 'cow')


Bob K said…
Happy New Year to you Reb
pearlie said…
Happy Niu Year to you too Reb!
Alex Tang said…
Kong Xi Fa Cai
anthony said…
tq all for cny wishes and the same to you all.

sorry for late reply as i was travelling the last 5 days back home to kampar, to in-law's house in sitiawan and to teluk intan.