Thursday, January 19, 2012

CNY Taboos

I was wearing one of my pre Chinese New Year clothes to a dinner function and I was told not to wear it on the first day. I was told to wear it on the second day.

When comes to Chinese New Year, all things must be new. From the curtains to the clothes and even shoes. Most of the feng shui believers, they spent thousands of ringgit to renovate their house, the sleeping or seating arrangement reasons to ward off evil and bring in good fortune for the rest of the year.

And during the eve, all brooms, brushes, dust pans and other cleaning equipment should be put away. Sweeping and dusting should not be done for fear that good fortune will be swept away.

We are encouraged to wear red or yellow colour on the first day symbolising good fortune and prosperity. And it's a taboo to wear black throughout the new year.

The small oranges that are given out during the chinese new year symbolises gold. In giving this way, we believed that we are giving and receiving gold in abundance, hoping that our year will be a prosperity and good fortune year.

Ps. Whatever taboo it is, they are only man make. Kong Hei Fatt Choy!! Ang Pau gia lai!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bonus or increment?

If you are given a choice to choose between getting your yearly bonus or yearly increment, what will you choose? And why?

You can only choose one.

Ps. Im doing a survey here.

Friday, January 6, 2012

What will 2012 brings?

What will this year of 2012 brings me?

It's been a week to the new year now and still with the all the confidence I have, I am trying to look things positively.

With God's grace and mercy, this year I want to :-

a) Putting God in my first priority. Been trying to live on my own. It's hard and I need His help and strength to go on.

b) Look for ways to earn some extra cash ..pls don't count me in for direct selling.
Everyone will run when they hear of what I'm doing. Been there and done that.

c) Try to take life like a pinch of salt. I will try turn a disappointment into a workable and an achievable one.

d) Give love and joy more. "Be of a joyful heart".

e) Try to understand myself so that I can understand my better half. Give and take, to compromise.

f) Exercise more to get rid of the ugly bulges and shedding at least 5 kg. Take less rice.

j) My job will be prosperous in ALL WAYS and to show my superior that I'm capable in handling my responsibility given.

i) To show love to my family more. They aint gonna be here forever.

I am not God that I can't predict what 2012 will hold. But with His grace, I know that He will bring me through another year smoothly.

Ps. I am writing until number eight. And eight is a prosperous number.
Pss. What 2012 has in store for you?