Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Year of the Tiger!

Roar! Today marks the start of the Year of the Tiger!

In my book, THE YEAR OF THE RAT, there is the story of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, which tells of the great race of the animals to win the the honor of a year named after them. The winning animals had their own characteristics as you can tell by how they they competed.

The Tiger won his place by sheer strength, courage and nerve. That is why they say people who are born in the Year of the Tiger are risk-takers and brave. So, this year, the Year of the Tiger, is the year where we all have to be strong, brave and ready to take risks. It might be a bit unpredictable and surprising.

Now, I was born in the Year of the Tiger so this is MY year. But, it doesn't mean it will be a lucky one. When it is YOUR year, it means it will be a year of important and possibly life-changing decisions. It's the year where big things happen that change the course of your life. eeks! trying to be brave...

Happy Lunar New Year!

10 comments:

janet wong said...

Doesn't mean that it will be a lucky one? I read somewhere that we Tiger people should expect to come into a lot of money this year...I'm ready!!

Tarie said...

Happy Lunar New Year, Grace! And thanks for the info on the Year of the Tiger. =D

jama said...

Grrrrowl! But you are a brave and ferocious tiger (love the hat). If you plan to come into a lot of money, please remember to SHARE :). Happy Lunar New Year! Now I gotta have some dim sum.

Anna Alter said...

Happy new year!

Sheri said...

Happy New Year, Grace! My daughters and I are reading all of your books, and enjoying them so much.

Best wishes from Providence!

Grace Lin said...

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Hmm, I don't know anything about Tiger people coming into money...but that would be a surprise!

Marjorie said...

Happy YOUR year of the tiger - and I love the hat!

CommonWeeder said...

My husband is a Tiger. During our years in Beijing we learned about 'the dangerous years' and even saw a very sad Chinese movie with that title. Happy lunar new year to you.

Michelle Henninger said...

I'd say that getting married during this year is destiny! Happy New Year!

Shirasaya said...

Xin nian kaui le! May your year bring you fulfillment!