Thursday, February 19, 2015

Feeling Meh-eh-eh

      Don't you just love Chinese cut paper art? It's called jianzhi, by the way. Usually done on red paper but sometimes on white and then lavishly colored just like this goat design.

     So today begins the Year of the Wood Goat. The Chinese believe that the goat (or sheep) is a lucky animal because, though a farm animal, it doesn't have to do farm work and is free to roam around and look for green grass... until the owner wants mutton for dinner LOL.

   Have you read your fortune forecast for the Year of the Goat? I always read mine from and this year is another mehhh year for me. You know, though the goat and the rabbit are chums, the elements they carry are not. I'm a Wood Rabbit that's low on water and the Wood Goat also bring earth and fire but no water or metal. So I have 2 elements that consumes water and one that evaporates water. : /   
       Basically, the advice given is that I keep good reputation (as I always do)  among my friends, colleagues and relatives of the same generation as I am  - because they will really be around this year, and they can help me earn some ka-chings. So I need to have a more out-going personality to tap into these available resources.

       Having good luck actually means getting something good by chance rather than by one's own effort. And since I'm low on luck this year, according to Chinese astrologers who apparently has an interestingly time-tested system of calculating an individual's fortune, looks like I'm gonna have to sweat for the good stuff.

         Anyway, weather or not you believe in the concept of luck, I wish you, my dear readers, all the good things.  Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Hearts Day!

       If Valentines is just another commercial day, then this is what I'm selling. . .   ^_^

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"This Is Your Life - You Run The Show."

      With a little bit of effort  I was able to find again this video that I've watched late last year, shared by a friend on Facebook, which I thought is very inspiring. I was hurrying to get back to what I was doing then that I failed to note the title and director of this great work.  But thanks to Google I re-found this vid through a line that I remembered -  "...big mouths making excuses on Facebook trying to get likes but they don't even like themselves!" ^_^

     So this is one of many videos by Italian animator Raffaella Traniello, who is presently working in an elementary school and is focused on making short animation films with kids below 12 years old. You'll find in this vid, animated drawings done by children. The narrator is also a child and it's really amusing that a nine or 10-year-old is giving us grown-ups some advise on how we should think about our dreams, or how do deal with what other people think of our ambitions. Of course the lines are composed by a grown-up hehe but hey, you really can't deny that there are things about life that you can learn from a child.  Remember when you were a kid you did what makes you happy until you became concerned about what other people might think?

      Well if you're person who has given up on your dreams or at least has kept them stashed away for some time now, then this video is for you. Enjoy!