Chinese New Year is on the 28th of January. On that day, we say goodbye to the Year of the Monkey and greet the Year of the Rooster.
I am sure that for most of us, last year has been a bit of a shocker. The monkeys have really been up to their monkey business.
One hopes that the Rooster will crow in a better year and so that is my new year wish for all of us. May it be the break of dawn after a dark night. May it be a return to sunnier times.
There is an additional point of interest for me this year as my sister-in-law is expecting her first child, a daughter. Her due date is 26th of January. If she is on time or early then, the baby would be a Monkey according to the Chinese Zodiac but just a couple of days later and the child will be a Rooster. With no track record (being her first child), the bookmakers are refusing to offer odds.
What do you think? Monkey or Rooster. Either way, I pity the child cause we all know Tiger is best, Squirrel is ‘best’-er and Tiger Squirrels are the super ‘best’-est!