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    Jenny Li

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    Year of the Tiger

    Post  Jenny Li on Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:45 am

    I’m sure that most of you already know to story behind the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. But for those that don’t it was a story that explained how the animals were chosen to represent the Chinese zodiac and how their order was determined. The main star of the story was the rat, who used its brain to assume first place in the zodiac. Though, small the rat had taken advantage the strength and kindness of the Ox to its advantage and in some story had gotten rid of its competition the cat in the process. The tiger however played a small role in story – by simply relying on his enormous strength to swim across the river he managed to secure third place in the zodiac.
    Throughout history the tiger has always been an animal held with high esteem and respect. In Chinese lore, people born in the year of the tiger are said to possess characteristics associated with the fearsome beast.
    It is said that people born in the year of the tiger will be completely honest about how they feel and expect the same of others. They often seek approval from peers and family and because of their charming personalities Tigers are generally well liked. If they should fail at a certain task or suffer through an unproductive period they will experience depression because people born in the year of the tiger are highly ambitious and hardworking individuals. Just like the animal they take after, people born the year of the tiger are always ready for their next step in life, pursuing it with unyielding energy and “hunting” it infallibly. With an inspiring assertiveness and competitive demeanor, they determine their goals and then do anything necessary to achieve them. However this means they are easy to jump to conclusions or to act too quickly without weighing the options or understanding the consequences.
    With such positive attributes, the people born in the year of the tiger should definitely look forward to 2010!
    Random Facts
    TIGERS MAKE EXCELLENT: Actors, Comedians, Chauffeurs, Musicians, Race Car Drivers, Pilots, Artists, Writers, Flight Attendants, Travel Agents, Advertising Agents, Office Managers
    Best Friends: Horses and Dogs
    Mortal Enemy: Monkeys


    Sources:
    http://www.thingsasian.com/stories-photos/2363
    http://www.chinesezodiac.com/tiger.php

    Jenny Li

    Posts : 28
    Join date : 2009-08-31

    Re: Year of the Tiger

    Post  Jenny Li on Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:50 pm

    I’m sure that most of you already know the story behind the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. But for those who don’t, it is a story that explains how the animals are chosen to represent the Chinese zodiac and how their order is determined. Long ago, in China, the Jade Emperor decided there should be a way of measuring time. On his birthday he told the animals that there was to be a swimming race. The first twelve animals across the fast flowing river would be the winners and they would each have a year of the zodiac named after them. The main star of the story is the rat, who used its brain to assume first place in the zodiac. Though small, the rat took advantage of the strength and kindness of the ox and in different versions of the story, eliminated its competition the cat in the process. The tiger, however, plays a small role the story; by simply relying on its enormous strength to swim across the river, it manages to secure third place in the zodiac.
    Throughout history, the tiger has always been an animal held with high esteem and respect. In Chinese lore, people born in the year of the tiger are said to possess characteristics associated with the magnificent beast.
    It is said that people born in the Year of the Tiger will be completely honest about how they feel and expect the same of others. They often seek approval from peers and family, and because of their charming personalities, Tigers are generally well liked. If they should fail at a certain task or suffer through an unproductive period, they will experience depression because people born in the Year of the Tiger are highly ambitious and hardworking individuals. Just like the animal they take after, people born in the Year of the Tiger are always ready for their next step in life, pursuing it with unyielding energy and “hunting” it infallibly. With an inspiring assertiveness and competitive demeanor, they determine their goals and then do anything necessary to achieve them. However, this means they are easy to jump to conclusions and act too quickly without weighing the options or understanding the consequences.
    With such strong attributes, the people born in the year of the tiger should definitely look forward to this year that you guys represent in the zodiac. This is the year to be tackled with all the courage and enthusiasm that people born in the Year of the Tiger are blessed with!
    Random Facts
    Those born in the Year of the Tiger
    MAKE EXCELLENT: Actors, Comedians, Chauffeurs, Musicians, Race Car Drivers, Pilots, Artists, Writers, Flight Attendants, Travel Agents, Advertising Agents, Office Managers
    Best Friends: People born in the year of the Horse and the Dog
    Mortal Enemy: people born in the year of the monkey

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