Sunday, February 18, 2007

Piglets and Bunnies


Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He also announced that the people born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality...
Hence, people born in the Year of the Pig are described as kind, hardworking, trustworthy and dependable, with a love of luxurious things...


Unique Pink Flocked Piggy Bank from Teatro Verde in Toronto, and Fan Tan Gallery in Victoria
Here piggy, piggy greeting cards from ChinaSprout

People born under the sign Pig are most compatible with those born in the year of the Rabbit. Hey, that's me!
Apparently Rabbit people are "articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent taste. They tend to create peaceful and comfortable atmospheres --like rabbit dens, instinctively-- and pay attention to everything from colour, design and furniture to food and conversation. And only when they are sure that everything has been arranged as they wish can these people relax and have fun." Hmmmm...
Piglets and bunnies together in harmony... Happy Chinese New Year!

Year of the Pig stamp from Canada Post designed by artists Kosta Tsetsekas and John Belisle of Vancouver's Signals Design Group

3 comments:

casapinka said...

Great post, Terramia. I didn't realize that this was how the animals and years were designated. That flocked piggy bank is too cute. Is that inapprorpiate for a 4 month old boy?

** Terramia ** said...

Stimulating side note:

Rabbits and pigs are more synonymous than one might think...

An auspicious time it is...
The year of the Golden Pig will be the year of booming families. It is believed that children born this year will be blessed with good luck and financial wealth, and thus it is expected birth rates will rise significantly.

So, the year of the Pig... full of prosperity and fertility, pleasure and procreation...
Rabbit season is upon us. (:

** Terramia ** said...

Isn't that a treasure? A place to hold dreams and aspirations.. hopes and wishes.

4 months? I don't think that's inappropriate, although it's not a real cuddle-me-close type of toy. The parents will like it as a keepsake for future funds...

I would give it as symbol of something much bigger...
You can always attach a little note stating that this is for the lunar calendar's Year of the Pig (aka 2007).. that you wish for his future to be full of optimism, encouragment, prosperity, fulfillment and lots and lots of good fortune! A place to store dreams...

"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it..."

It may be those who do most, dream most. Couldn't we all do with a little more dreams.. (: