The Year of the Rooster

Saturday was the Chinese Lunar New Year and is the beginning of the Year of The Rooster.  It seems fitting since we have one crowing in the White House.  

According to one astrologer, the Year of the Rooster will be a powerful one, with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward. This year, impressions will count. Look your best and be clear on your intentions. Stick to practical and well-proven paths to ensure success, rather than risky ventures.  

I’d suggest that this means we should walk our intended distance, on the side of the road, facing traffic, and wearing our best reflective gear.

I’m pleased to report that no-one walking in the TPW had porridge for breakfast on Sat. morning.  Porridge should not be eaten on the first day of the lunar new year.  Porridge is seen as “poor people’s food,?   (although Scots would contest that.)  I’m also pleased that everyone wore their colourful walking gear as this, too, invites luck.

Our local Chinese community is celebrating at Dragon City Mall on Spadina.  Immigration has brought so many benefits, not least of which is wonderful diversity of flavours in our city which we can enjoy during Winterlicious for the next 2 weeks.

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