Happy Chinese New Year!
It’s the year of the pig – the last of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac – that symbolizes good luck, but as well turbulence. And it is also the year of the Golden Pig, which falls once every 60 years.
Many women in China were still the one child per family rule is in place, are now trying to give birth to their child and managers in companies around the country are already complaining about staff shortages as so many seemingly have chosen this year for their pregnancy.
Chinese fortune tellers are saying that while it will be a lucky year to get born, for the rest of us it might be a rather rough ride. They are predicting epidemics, disasters and violence in much of the world.
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- China: Stamps with Pork flavor
- China: How to advertise for health
- Happy Birthday David Bowie
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To celebrate the Chinese year of the pig beginning 18-February-2007, China has released a set of sweet and sour flavored post stamps. When you scratch the stamp it will release the flavor of this typical and well known Chinese dish. It was reported that when you lick the back of the stamps you can also get a taste of this dish. No information on the number of calories per stamp or if it actually contains pork was available…
It does not pay stealing copyrighted material from others. That’s a lesson some Chinese officials just learned the hard way. When the Ministry of Health of a Chinese city decided to make a poster to welcome visitors from around the world to its health summit, they came up with the poster show on the right [...]
…but we could not let this day go by without saying Happy Birthday to David Robert Jones aka Thin White Duke aka Ziggy Stardust aka David Bowie. It’s his 60th birthday and we still don’t know if there is “Life on Mars” but maybe “Major Tom” will find that out for us. One thing’s for sure we are not “under pressure” to be “Heroes” anymore…
As we are getting closer to the end of the year it is getting high time to think about new year’s resolutions and what we hope the next year would bring. But sometimes these thoughts are understood wrongly as this supposedly true story tells us…(first version is attributed to Bill Bryson) In the weeks before [...]