Welcome To The Year Of The Ox!

Posted by : foongpc | Sunday, January 25, 2009 | Published in

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To all my blogger friends and loyal readers,
Let me welcome you to the Year Of The Ox!
Where Lillian Too says opportunity knocks,
As if good luck comes all wrapped up in a box!

Oh, I don't mean you'll be starting a shop selling Crocs,
Or making lots of money from your blogs,
Or even dabble in plenty of stocks,
And think the market you can outfox!

You will still be working and slogging like dogs,
And not try to do anything unorthodox.
Like becoming a singer but only sings at Redbox,
Or working as waiters and waitresses serving whiskey on the rocks!

When Lillian Too says opportunity knocks,
I think she means opportunity to eat lots!
During this Chinese New Year Of The Ox,
So let's be happy eating but if you are a flogger remember to take some shots!

I hope you don't spend the holidays in front of the idiot box,
Watching movies on Astro starring Jamie Foxx,
Or reruns of Family Ties with Michael J. Fox,
And Friends starring Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox.

Since you'll be eating lots don't forget your morning jogs,
And of course after the holidays are over you really need to detox!
Now hear me right when I say detox,
It's detox - not Botox! : )

Anyway if you think my poem rocks,
Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts,
And do wish me lots and lots,
Of angpows in this Year Of The Ox!

(33) Comments

  1. Jim said...

    Impressive rhyming, and all of them the same sound lol.

    Wishing you in the Year of the Ox gong hei fat choy!

    January 25, 2009 at 12:28 PM
  2. iWalk said...

    It's Chinese new Year' eve today!

    I hope you a Happy 牛 year!

    牛年快乐,身体健康,万事如意!

    January 25, 2009 at 2:17 PM
  3. Neo said...

    Wow, your poem rawks! Happy CNY!

    January 25, 2009 at 3:32 PM
  4. Bengbeng said...

    i repeat what Neo says :)

    Wow, your poem rawks! Happy CNY!

    January 25, 2009 at 3:44 PM
  5. day-dreamer said...

    Gong Xi Fa Cai!

    January 25, 2009 at 3:47 PM
  6. renaye said...

    i'm waiting for my angpow from u!!

    January 25, 2009 at 4:15 PM
  7. Faisal Admar said...

    haha the poem really rocks! like it.

    January 25, 2009 at 5:12 PM
  8. jam said...

    Happy CNY 2009 to you and your family, mate!

    January 25, 2009 at 6:36 PM
  9. suituapui

    The Year of the Mouse is over
    Leaving sweet memories to remember
    The Year of the Ox is here
    Bringing happiness to all so dear

    January 25, 2009 at 6:37 PM
  10. pikey said...

    Happy Chinese New Year to ya~~ 恭喜发财!!

    January 26, 2009 at 12:15 AM
  11. Johnny Ong said...

    new year eve was spent in front of the idiot box with family members hehe

    happy chinese new year to u and yr family

    January 26, 2009 at 1:32 AM
  12. Cashmere said...

    Here's wishing you a prosperous Lunar New Year.. Hope you'll have a great time with your loved ones.. :)

    January 26, 2009 at 1:38 AM
  13. Relax said...

    Happy Chinese New Year!

    May the Bull year bring a Full year of joy
    and the market remains Bullish!

    (bull, not ox)

    January 26, 2009 at 2:08 AM
  14. iamthewitch said...

    Happy Chinese New Year! Impressive poem and perfect rhymes :) Keep up the good work!

    January 26, 2009 at 8:13 AM
  15. Babette said...

    Happy New Year to you Foong! May this new year bring both of us good luck. :o) I hope you get a lot of angpow.

    January 26, 2009 at 9:04 AM
  16. JustinKC said...

    welcome you to the ox year as well. Ong ah! Happy NIU Year!

    January 26, 2009 at 12:42 PM
  17. Nick Phillips said...

    Here's wishing you and your family a prosperous CNY. May the cows bring you loads of 'moo-ney' and good health :D

    January 26, 2009 at 2:03 PM
  18. horizon said...

    Impressive!! Really good one though:) ANyway, blessed new year to you:)

    January 26, 2009 at 3:19 PM
  19. lina said...

    cool poem. I enjoyed reading them. :)

    Happy Chinese New Year!

    January 26, 2009 at 10:54 PM
  20. EastCoastLife said...

    棒棒的BODY,
    满满的MONEY,
    多多的HAPPY,
    心情天天很SUNNY,
    无忧无虑像个BABY,
    总之,新年你最LUCKY!

    Happy Lunar New Year!

    January 27, 2009 at 1:17 AM
  21. levian said...

    praised first n later turned to sarcastic eh, i had fun reading them nonetheless. XD happy chinese new year!

    January 27, 2009 at 9:23 AM
  22. HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

    Happy Chinese New Year to you! I love your rhyming!

    January 27, 2009 at 10:21 AM
  23. zewt said...

    Gong Hey Fatt Daiiiii Choy!

    January 27, 2009 at 1:29 PM
  24. dead_cockroach said...

    Happy New Year! I'm a Foong too!

    January 28, 2009 at 12:53 AM
  25. molly said...

    Happy New Year to you and your family! May you be the best in health and abundance in wealth!

    January 28, 2009 at 8:42 AM
  26. Che-Cheh said...

    Happy Niu Year!!!! Good health always.

    January 28, 2009 at 10:28 AM
  27. keeyit said...

    Gong Xi Fatt Choi

    January 28, 2009 at 8:16 PM
  28. foongpc said...

    Thanks everyone for leaving your comments and your CNY wishes here! Have a great week! : )

    January 29, 2009 at 1:01 PM
  29. Mariuca said...

    Hi Foong! Ox is my year la, hope to get some good news or good luck this year he he! ;)

    January 30, 2009 at 7:15 PM
  30. Tekkaus said...

    Gong Xi Fatt Cai o! Ang pow ler? =)

    January 30, 2009 at 7:22 PM
  31. foongpc said...

    mariuca, wishing you lots of good luck this year of the Ox! : )

    tekkaus, angpow? yeah I must visit you in Melaka and get angpow from you lah! : )

    January 30, 2009 at 10:06 PM
  32. liza said...

    hi! belated happy chinese new year! thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. i hope to see you again soon. :D

    take care.

    January 31, 2009 at 5:50 AM
  33. clairvoyant said...

    Chinese New Year for 2009 is on the 26th of January: the Year of the Yin Earth Ox.

    In Chinese Astrology each sign is represented by an animal. There are 12 animal signs in total, each corresponding to a lunar year, with each sign also having 5 elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal & Water). In certain years, particular elements are more prominent. For instance in 2005, the ‘wood’ element is very prominent so therefore it is 2005, Year of the Wood Rooster. The special combination of the Sign and Element only occurs once every 60 years.

    As Chinese Astrology is one of the oldest types of Astrology, the origins of naming the years after animals is unknown. But a popular legend is that Buddha (c.563-c.483 B.C) invited all the animals to visit him, and as a demonstration of thanks to those who came, he dedicated a year to each of the animals according to the order in which they arrived: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

    February 11, 2009 at 3:40 PM