Copyright Victoria Elizabeth 2005.
GUNG HAY FAT CHOY!
-- GET OUT AND CELEBRATE "THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER" 2005 --
On February 9th, people all over place will be ringing in another Asian Lunar New Year – THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER!
It’s time to dance with Dragons, bang on drums, light those fancy firecrackers (left over from Halloween), crack open fortune cookies, and let’s have a bash – ‘cause "Rooster’s" back in town!
For those of you who haven’t got a clue what’s going on, party animals are out in full force. This year, “Rooster” rules roost! And, that means anyone born in 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 and of course, newborn "Roosters" of 2005.
Yo there Chinese astrology fans, if you recall, “Rooster” is third from end of 12-year Chinese Zodiac cycle of crazy critters including first Rat, then Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, (Rooster -- sometimes called Bird or Cock) followed by, Dog and Boar.
Actually “Roosters” are easy to spot. They’re perky, plucky, punctual creatures who don’t need alarm clocks or wake-up calls from front-desk hotel clerk. These conventional critters have also been known to cut a mean tango, twist, or two-step on dance floor at weddings, retirements and wakes.
Besides preening their feathers and admiring themselves way too long in mirror every day, "Roosters" (as are "chicks") flashy dressers. So, keep your eyes peeled for anyone wearing spiked heels, black fishnet stockings, sparkly mini skirt and matching halter-top with maximum cleavage. And, watch out for a buns-of-steel stud with a colorful rooster tattoo on his right bicep, wearing nothing but a shoe-string thong or skimpy loincloth. No, it's not a figment of your vivid imagination ...it's just a "Chick" and a "Rooster" doing what comes naturally!!
For those interested in more far-flung fowl facts, take a wee peek below.
In meantime, suffice to say that all those “lady” birds earn their keep by laying oodles of eggs for Farmer Brown. (Lord knows why these "lucky ladies" get a bad rap as “hen-peckers”; no doubt Farmer Brown had something to do with it). On other hand, clucking “cocks”, (who spend most of their time fluffing up their feathers or sidling up to hens offering them best bugs and worms in barnyard), usually end up as “roasters” -- on supermarket shelf or in a KFC bucket!
"Roosters" tend be a tad eccentric, self-oriented, outspoken barnyard creatures, and why not. Who else is consumed with devising yet another bird-brained, “stroke of genius” scheme that no one else can pull off? When not doing dashing detective work, playing Doctor-Do-Little or Naughty Nurse Nellie, or rummaging around in people’s heads as a high-priced success coach (psychiatrist in another life), "Roosters" often get lost in a favorite pastime -- deep-musing -- which is second only to frolicking about in bucolic settings with pretty young chicks.