Saturday, February 17, 2007

Kung Hei Fat Choi

A colleague approached me the other day. “This year is your lucky year, Bai!”

“Why?” I curiously asked.

“Have you read the email from our Boss?”

“About the Feng-Shui? No. I haven’t read it yet. And I am not really into it.” I looked up the mails and opened the one he mentioned.

“Nah, at least it can uplift our spirits a bit. But I’m with those unlucky personalities this year. I was born under the year of the tiger.” he said.

According to the article from Mr. Chao, this 2007 is the Fire Pig Year. The balance and harmony could mean:

1. Lesser catastrophes to be expected this year.
2. Political arguments will not become worse.
3. There will also be changes in government policies and systems and the peace and order situation will be improved.
4. The Philippine economy is expected to recover.
5. In general, the luckiest personalities are those who are born under the signs of the Rat, Rabbit, Dragon and Horse.
6. Unlucky personalities are those who were born under the signs of the Ox, Tiger, Snake and Pig.

At the end of the article, the author mentioned that “Always remember that God helps good people and those who help themselves.”

I remembered a few years ago about a meeting among our bosses. There was a suggestion to consult a feng-shui expert on one issue. Someone objected saying “We’re supposed to be Christians. Why do we resort to that?”

In silence, I agreed with him. I am a Christian. I am not supposed to believe in astrology. And I believe that God is in control.

Tonight, plenty will be celebrating the Chinese New Year. Kung Hei Fat Choi everyone! May we continue to delight in the Lord no matter what the stars and the astrologists say.


tin said...

according to feng-shui experts too, im lucky this year. Oh well, i don't really believe to them, cause I already choose God to lead me. :)

pam said...

sana nga!:D

iskoo said...

Kung Hei Fat Choi Lazarus. Likewise I dont believe in astrology or other pamahikain. Pero kung oks naman sinasabi nila di ko na kokontrahin, hehehe

ghee said...

Kung Hei Fat Choi!!

No matter what :)

kendi said...

kung hei fat choi! ang pao huei lai!

tia tia?!?


Ver said...

Amen to that. :)

gbert said...

yeah amen to that too... that's why whether it's offensive to correct some people for wishing me luck, i still insist they'd wish me God bless instead... :)

vernaloo said...

Hey Lazarus

Yeah..same here. Only God knows :) But then again kanya-kanyang opinyon at paniniwala naman ang tao :)

Lazarus said...

tin, God directs the path of his children.

Pam, lucky year mo ba? he he. just continue in doing good. god bless you!

Iskoo, parang whichever is better ah!

Ghee! Congrats and be prosperous! Ngayon ko lang nalaman na ito pala ibig sabihin ng kung hei fat choi. he he he.

Lazarus said...

kendi, thanks for the visit! I consulted my translator on what you posted. naglisod man sad siya. Literally means daw na "give back my red envelope, heard it?".

Ver, amen to that!

Gbert, i always refrain from saying good luck. Instead, i'll say God bless! We don't depend on luck.

Verns, yep may iba't ibang paniniwala ang bawat tao. Sometimes, medyo contradictory din ang iba.