For those of you who don't already know, i was born in the year 1985. It was the year of the Wood Ox. Now, 24 years later, two cycles over, it is the year of the Earth Ox in 2009! (src here.)
And that is why, my friends, THIS IS MY YEAR!! mooo~~~!! XD
Here's abit about people born in the year of the Ox/cow/buffalow/lembu/seladang/etc:
Invariably solid and dependable, Ox people are excellent organizers. Oxen are systematic in their approach to every task they undertake. They are not easily influenced by others' ideas. Loyalty is a part of their make-up, but if deceived they will not forget. Oxen do not appear to be imaginative though they are capable of good ideas. Although not demonstrative or the most exciting people romantically, they are entirely dependable, and make devoted parents. Oxen are renowned for their patience, but it has its limits - once roused, their temper is a sight to behold.
People born under the sign of the Ox or Buffalo usually have strong codes and work ethics. This can lead to a tendency to be a workaholic, and they should make an effort to relax more. Ox people are usually strong and robust, and according to ancient wisdom, they should be blessed with long lives.
The Ox home is his castle where he finds relaxation and peace from the everyday hustle and bustle of his career or responsibilities. He also enjoys spending much time in planting gardens and trees. He generally prefers to decorate his home comfortably with nature colors.
Able, ethical and aware, co-workers of the Ox can depend on their eyes for details. Because they are so well-organized, they are better-suited for specialized positions and prefer to work in large companies. They work best when they work alone since they can be unhappy when participating in a large group.
The phrases in bold relate closely to me. How far the above is true, you be the judge. :-)
So, here's to a brand new year, a year to renew yourself, be more than you can be, and be the best that you are! 2009 is the year to aim higher than high, conquer and triumph over obstacles and challenges...
So, let's all grab the
bull Ox by its horns, and press forth diligently with determination!
(the above idiom means, If you grab (take) the bull by its horns, you deal head-on and directly with a problem. src: usingengslish.com)
I shall leave you with the most favorite description of an Ox person of mine:
EARTH OX in a wood year - 1985Therefore, all you
Blessed with a sense of humour, this laughing ox can be very witty. It is more adaptable than the other ox types, with a need to try new things, but the wood ox also has a volatile temper.
Gong Xi Fa Chai everyone! XD