Tuesday, February 8, 2011

year of the rabbit

Chinese new year was last thursday. i actually celebrated it this year with my vietnamese friend, amy. she had justin and i over for some yummy food that made me miss my mom a lot. growing up my mom never really taught me much about my heritage, but i have loved learning from amy (who grew up with both parents being vietnamese and having the culture around her) about the other half in my blood.
My parents told me last week they bought tickets to go to vietnam in about a week and a half. i have to admit i am extremely jealous and hope someday i will be able to go and meet my family on my mom's side. this sounds cheesy, but the thought of never knowing them makes me really, really sad. I hadn't ever really felt a strong need to go over there until after i joined the church. someday i will go there!

i always knew i was born in the year of the dragon so i decided to look up my characteristics and it was surprising how accurate it is. haha. everyone should look up their year for fun!


Occupying the 5th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Dragon is the mightiest of the signs. Dragons symbolize such character traits as dominance and ambition. Dragons prefer to live by their own rules and if left on their own, are usually successful. They’re driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. They’re passionate in all they do and they do things in grand fashion. Unfortunately, this passion and enthusiasm can leave Dragons feeling exhausted and interestingly, unfulfilled.

While Dragons frequently help others, rarely will they ask for help. Others are attracted to Dragons, especially their colorful personalities, but deep down, Dragons prefer to be alone. Perhaps that is because they’re most successful when working alone. Their preference to be alone can come across as arrogance or conceitedness, but these qualities aren’t applicable. Dragons have tempers that can flare fast!


Considering their hard-working nature, Dragons are healthy overall. They do get stressed and suffer from periodic tension/headaches, likely because they take so many risks. Dragons could benefit from incorporating mild activity into their lives. Yoga or walking would be good as these activities can work both their minds and their bodies.


Dragons prefer leading to being led. Jobs that allow them to express their creativity are good choices. Some good careers include: inventor, manager, computer analyst, lawyer, engineer, architect, broker, and sales person.


Dragons will give into love, but won’t give up their independence. Because they have quick, sometimes vengeful tempers, their partners need to be tough-skinned. Dragons enjoy others who are intriguing, and when they find the right partners, they’ll usually commit to that person

Earth Dragons – Years 1928 and 1988

More rooted in the ground, Earth Dragons make better decisions because they act more rationally. Earth Dragons are level-headed and able to control their behaviors. They’re more supportive of others, but they prefer being admired by others.

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