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28 January 2017

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER 2017 (In the Chinese calendar it's 4715) The   optimism   of   the   Monkey   year   overlaps the   year   of   the   Rooster,   but   the   Rooster tends   to   be   overconfident   and   is   prone   to come   up   with   nonsensical   plans.   While   the colourful   Rooster   brings   bright   and   happy days,    he    also    dissipates    energy.    Better stick    to    practical    and    well-proven    paths. Forget   about   that   controversial   best   seller you   were   going   to   write.   No   get   rich   quick schemes this year, please! It   may   require   a   great   deal   of   effort this   year   to   resist   going   off   on   wild   goose chases.    Refrain    from    making    speculative ventures.    Disappointments    and    conflicts will   result.   The   Rooster   likes   to   flaunt   his authority    and    a    lot    of    trouble    can    come from   his   domineering   attitude.   But   since he   also   symbolizes   the   good   administrator and    conscientious    overseer    of    justice    in the   barnyard,   the   peace   will   still   be   kept. Everything   will   be   precariously   balanced   in the      Rooster's      year,      as      his      dramatic personality    can    set    off    all    kinds    of    petty disputes. This    year    we    may    have    to    expend maximum   effort   for   minimum   gain.   Try   not to   fuss   too   much.   Details   do   need   looking into,    but    don't    forget    to    view    the    whole picture.   Be   cautious.   Do   not   aim   too   high. One is liable to get shot down. Politics     will     adhere     to     hard-line policies.     The     diplomatic     scene     will     be dominated    by    philosophical    orators    who rave   a   lot   about   nothing.   Governments   will be    found    flexing    their    muscles    at    each other,   but   just   for   show.   There   may   be   no real   confrontations.   It   is   just   that   everyone will   be   too   occupied   with   himself   to   hear or   care   what   the   other   person   is   saying. The   self-conscious   influence   of   the   Rooster will     cause     us     to     take     offense     at     the smallest   slight.   We   will   tend   to   be   terribly ostentatious   about   the   splendid   image   we think we project. This   will   be   a   buoyant   year   in   spite   of the    Rooster's    knack    for    making    simple things   complicated.   One   thing   is   for   sure: he   seldom   comes   up   empty-handed.   This is   the   year   of   one   very   self-sufficient   bird that will never go hungry. Just   keep   your   eyes   open   and   your mouth    shut    and    check    facts    and    figures before   making   unprecedented   moves.   We should     all     get     by     without     too     much hardship.   Our   pockets   will   not   be   empty although our nerves may be a bit frayed. Theodora Lau

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1.  New Year goodness! 新年好 / 新年好 (Xīn nián hao)     In Mandarin: sshin-nyen haow In Cantonese: sen-nin haow 2. Happy New Year! 新年快乐 (Xīn nián kuài lè) In Mandarin: sshin-nyen kwai le In Cantonese: sen-nin fai lok 3.  Happiness and prosperity!   恭喜发财 / 恭喜發財 (Gōngxi fācái)  In Mandarin: gong-sshee faa-tseye In Cantonese: Kunghei fatchoy gong-hey faa-chwhy 4.  A steady rise to high places! — "on the up and up" 步步高升 / 步步高陞 (Bùbù gāoshēng) In Mandarin: boo-boo gaoww-shnng In Cantonese: boh-boh goh-sshin

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28 January 2017

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER 2017 (In the Chinese calendar it's 4715) The    optimism    of    the    Monkey    year    overlaps    the year   of   the   Rooster,   but   the   Rooster   tends   to   be overconfident    and    is    prone    to    come    up    with nonsensical    plans.    While    the    colourful    Rooster brings   bright   and   happy   days,   he   also   dissipates energy.    Better    stick    to    practical    and    well-proven paths.   Forget   about   that   controversial   best   seller you     were     going     to     write.     No     get     rich     quick schemes this year, please! It   may   require   a   great   deal   of   effort   this   year to   resist   going   off   on   wild   goose   chases.   Refrain from             making             speculative             ventures. Disappointments    and    conflicts    will    result.    The Rooster   likes   to   flaunt   his   authority   and   a   lot   of trouble   can   come   from   his   domineering   attitude. But      since      he      also      symbolizes      the      good administrator      and      conscientious      overseer      of justice   in   the   barnyard,   the   peace   will   still   be   kept. Everything    will    be    precariously    balanced    in    the Rooster's   year,   as   his   dramatic   personality   can   set off all kinds of petty disputes. This   year   we   may   have   to   expend   maximum effort   for   minimum   gain.   Try   not   to   fuss   too   much. Details   do   need   looking   into,   but   don't   forget   to view   the   whole   picture.   Be   cautious.   Do   not   aim too high. One is liable to get shot down. Politics   will   adhere   to   hard-line   policies.   The diplomatic       scene       will       be       dominated       by philosophical     orators     who     rave     a     lot     about nothing.   Governments   will   be   found   flexing   their muscles   at   each   other,   but   just   for   show.   There may    be    no    real    confrontations.    It    is    just    that everyone   will   be   too   occupied   with   himself   to   hear or   care   what   the   other   person   is   saying.   The   self- conscious   influence   of   the   Rooster   will   cause   us   to take   offense   at   the   smallest   slight.   We   will   tend   to be   terribly   ostentatious   about   the   splendid   image we think we project. This    will    be    a    buoyant    year    in    spite    of    the Rooster's      knack      for      making      simple      things complicated.    One    thing    is    for    sure:    he    seldom comes   up   empty-handed.   This   is   the   year   of   one very self-sufficient bird that will never go hungry. Just    keep    your    eyes    open    and    your    mouth shut   and   check   facts   and   figures   before   making unprecedented     moves.     We     should     all     get     by without   too   much   hardship.   Our   pockets   will   not be empty although our nerves may be a bit frayed. Theodora Lau

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