Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation, Malaysia

Monday, January 16, 2012

Our World - Year of the Dragon

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According to the chinese zodiac, the Year of the Dragon begins on 23rd January 2012 and ends on 9th February, 2013. This is also an auspicious year where a baby boom is expected in the year of dragon in anticipation of good luck.


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In contrast to European dragons, which are considered evil, the chinese dragon is a symbol of power, great achievement and enormous wealth.


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My son was born in the year of Dragon twelve years ago but it was just a cool coincidence. It was not an intentional pregnancy to join the dragon baby boom. I don't really pay much attention to any astrology predictions. While things like these are fun to read from time to time, they're not always accurate and I don't take them seriously. I like to believe that I'm the one who is in control of my life.

Our World

26 comments:

  1. I like your dragons in this post. I think the paper cut is beautiful.

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  2. How nice are those dragon decorations, Life Ramblings! I would like to witness once a Chinese New Year!

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  3. Fun, colorful and interesting post for the day! I, too, enjoy things like this, but I also believe I'm the one in control of my life as well! Hope you have a good week!

    Sylvia

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  4. Nice dragons! Where were these photos taken?

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  5. Delicious with beautiful decorative ornaments dragons, I love them.

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  6. It's my time, the dragon is this year. Good photos.

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  7. Bonza photos. I to believe i'm in control of my own life because nobody else can live it for you :-).

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  8. Fun post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. Such colourful decorations. Happy Year of the Dragon to you.

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  10. Beautiful photos and very topical too, with Chinese New Year looming up!

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  11. the decorations are beautiful!
    my granddaughter has been talking about dragons a lot, I wonder if she knows it is the year of the dragon, she's only 2 1/2 :)

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  12. Cool pictures, Love hte lanterns and the hanging dragon. :)

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  13. My favourite was the Wise and Wonderful Master Goh, he said he was Wise and Wonderful every third paragraph or so, so it must have been true. Sadly, he's now retired and his stand-in isn't half as much fun.

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  14. Gorgeous red lanterns and I love the dragon!

    Great shots.

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  15. Wonderful shots of preparations to celebrate year of dragon.

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  16. i agree with you.:p
    i enjoy the festivities of Chinese New Year, it's colorful and energetic.

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  17. Your world is lovely, I am happy to share your traditions.
    The year of the dragon must be wonderful ...
    Thank you for this beautiful photo!
    I was never afraid to dragons ;)
    I like the world ... everything!

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  18. I'm a tiger - but I don't use that to plan my whole life either! It IS interesting though - some of the tiger characteristics are scarily accurate!

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  19. Happy birthday to your son!

    I like to think of dragons as magical.

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  20. I did not know you had a son! I love your photos as I love everything about Chinese culture and mysticism but I agree with what you said about fate and control.

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  21. happy chinese new year. may the year of the dragon be kind to all of us.

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  22. The dragon and lanterns are cool, what a colorful post. Happy Chinese New Year and I wish you son a very Happy Birthday! Great post and photos.

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  23. I agree with you about not believing, because I also believe you control your own life and also because I'd hate to think that (for example) all the people in my high school graduation class shared the same traits ;>) The same with the Zodiac sign -- my husband and I share the same one and we are definitely not that much alike. But it is fun to read and laugh about. And your pictures are great.

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  24. I like what the Chinese dragon symbolizes, hope this year of Dragon will be a fruitful peaceful and successful one for all! :)

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  25. Btw, I was born in the year of the Ox! ;)

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