February 1, 2011 11:02:57
Posted By P & L Blog
The Chinese New Year begins on Thursday, February 3rd and ushers in the Year of the Rabbit. People born during a rabbit year are said to be considerate, fragile, modest, calculating, ambitious, well-mannered, fashionable, obsessive, and sophisticated. Sting, Tiger Woods, Angelina Jolie and Orson Welles were all born in a rabbit year.
If you eat the right foods, good luck, more money and a long life may be in your future. Here are a few to try.
For a long life: Eat long noodles or long green beans.
Why?: For their shape but don't cut them into smaller pieces.
For wealth: Eat dumplings or eggrolls.
Why?: Egg rolls resemble gold bars and dumplings look like old Chinese silver and gold ingots.
For good luck: Eat oranges and tangerines.
Why?: The Chinese words for these fruits sound like luck and wealth.
Happy new year, Xin Nian Kuai Le, 新年快乐.
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