Posts Tagged ‘new year

01
Feb
19

Happy Year of the Earth Pig, 2019/4719

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Chinese New Year is just around the corner, again.  February 5th, to be exact.  It’s the year of the Earth (brown or black…or yellow, if the ol’ Voltron cartoons have anything to say about the elements)  Pig.  [I may not be here to celebrate in the moment.  So, once again, I am posting this in advance.]

Like the previous year, this is supposedly a good year for generosity as well as reaping rewards.  Though, the past year was better for investments.  This new year is a time to party and enjoy the fruits of labor before the next year, the Metal Rat, when a new cycle begins and all sorts of new happenings start popping up to change the way you look at life, I have a feeling.  Anyway, this next (moon) year is supposed to be good for just about everyone, including some who fear losing control.

Here are my designs for the Earth Pig year.  Notice all of the other animals are present, and the rat is white (metal) in anticipation of it’s time the following year.

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And, I’ll throw in one I made by editing a snippet from an Urusei Yatsura cartoon.  The moment I saw the pig, I immediately thought of the upcoming new year.

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14
Feb
18

Happy Year of the Earth Dog 2018/4718

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Friday, February 16, 2018 (4718) is the beginning of the Chinese New Year, the year of the (brown/black) Earth Dog.  [I’m just letting you know (in advance).]  What does that have to do with the price of tea in China, you ask?  I’m not sure.

But, it’s a good year for both building up investments and security and, if you have faith, feeling secure (provided your honest and a dog’s friend).  Put more money into retirement savings.  Cash in on stocks.  Buy or sell property.  Enjoy the fruits of interest/dividends.

If you own a dog, treat him or her right.  Don’t neglect the dog.  Don’t send your dog away.  But, don’t spoil the dog, either.  Healthy care is a healthy investment in your four-legged friend (or three-legged if the poor thing lost one).

The Dog guards against the vices of the world.  It has no tolerance for thieves, doubt, greed and/or any behavior that causes division (such as racism or sexism).  Thus this is a year you’ll see plenty come to justice for misdeeds.

And, this is a time to spread good will, share the wealth/crops and, if you’re good boys and girls, receive some from others.  Don’t forget to give thanks to any kindness you receive.  [I am also not sure what makes this different from other years.  Every year, it would not be a bad idea to be kind to others.  However, it would be wise to not give more of yourself than is sensible.  Do not leave yourself at risk of exhaustion or going broke.  DO NOT GAMBLE.]

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18
Dec
15

So, This Is Aging…

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As the new year swiftly approaches (those of us who calculate time by the sun), I reflect on the past one and come to this conclusion, tweaking the lyrics of a holiday song.  [I am sure at least some of you know it.]

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So, this is aging…
And, what have you done?
Another year over.
Another has just begun.
A very lousy winter…
Had a break in the rear.
It wasn’t a good one…
Just to make that quite clear.
Spring and summer dragged on…
As recovery tested all.
And, just as the leaves fell…
I took another fall.
A very depressing birthday…
Was swiftly drawing near.
I hoped it would be a good one…
Without snow this year.
And, so it happened.
The sky was gray but flake-free.
I should have been happy.
Instead, I sank in misery.
Now, don’t let your chin fall.
And, send me no “sorries.”
I’ve been here before, ya know.
And, next year, I’ll have more stories.
And, so this is aginnnnnng…
Have a happy new yearrrrr…
Let’s hope it’s a good onnnne…
Without any fearrrr…

Writingbolt’s adaptation of a familiar Christmas tune. 12-13-2015




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