Sunday, 25 January 2009

As strong as an ox!

Here's wishing a very Happy Lunar New Year to all my Chinese friends and all those who simply enjoy holidays! May this new year bring strength to all of us in line with the zodiac animal it represents. Strength to face challenges and adversities. Strength to see through the tough economic times. And strength to be humble, honest and admit that we are simply human beings after all.

Gong Xi Fa Cai.

Image of musk ox courtesy of www.wpclipart.com

6 comments:

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

have a good holiday, Old stock!

Oldstock said...

Kak Ena,

You enjoy the long break too.

Chahya said...

Wishing you a bullish year ahead.

VersedAnggerik said...

looks more like a yak to me!

but then, what do I know abt cows or bulls or yak even eh?

Oldstock said...

Chahya,

Hoping it's going to be a good year for you too.

According to the zodiac predictions that I read on U. Lee's blog, a person who's born in the year of the tiger (that's me) should exercise restraint in the year of the bull. I guess that's what I'll do... take things easy.

Oldstock said...

Verse,

Yes, it does look like a yak... but it is actually a musk ox that lives in the Alaska and Artic regions.

The musk that we normally know of is the compound used in men's fragrances. This type of musk comes from the gland of a male musk deer. The gland is located between the deer's stomach and genitals.

According to wikipedia, the word musk comes from the Sanskrit muska, meaning testicle. That explains why some women seem to be attracted to me when I wear the musk-based perfume... hehehe... ;-)