Friday, February 23, 2007

Year Of The Pig

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Kung Hei Fat Choi!
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The Year of the Pig started last Saturday, February 17. Some says its a Fire Pig while others say its a Golden Pig. But whatever they may call it, a pig is still a pig.
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A pig usually has a negative connotation. Some used the word to the extent of profanity. If someone says "You're a Pig", he usually mean that you are greedy, dirty or fat. Some view pig as nothing but food and has no further use. And some don't even eat pigs (pork) because it is usually associated with heart disease, obesity and other health problems. Worst some people believe that the pig is a demonic animal because the spirit of demons entered the pigs when Jesus castigated them. Poor Pig.
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On a brighter side, in Chineses culture, the pig is associated with fertility and virility. To bear children in the year of the pig is considered very fortunate, for they will be happy and honest. And since pig is a known eater, expect an abundance of wealth but be careful on your health.
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Again, Happy Chinese New Year To All Of You!!!

5 comments:

  1. Right...It's my year!
    My grandfather is a chinese but i know little about their culture but one thing for sure, kuripot ako, hehe.

    Happy Chinese New Year!!!

    http://ginisangbagoong.blogspot.com

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  2. Happy year of the pig lawstude.

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  3. Happy year of the pig lawstude.

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  4. Thank you Reign and happy chinese new year too.

    Anony, thanx 4 ur greetings.

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