Such fun catching up & hearing all about life in China, and fascinating to scroll thru the 100's of photos Wendy has taken, documenting the beautiful and strange in her temporary homeland.
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15th day of Chinese New Year Celebration,
dragon lantern festival at Yu Yuan Garden.
Photo courtesy of Wendy E.
Talking about this Year of the Dragon got me wondering . . . what menagerie resides in Weeksworld?
The Fortuitous Housewife is a Dragon.
(Dragon Mama . . . I like the sound of that!)
Dragons are magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, eccentric, intellectual, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, artistic, generous and loyal.
Dragons can also be tactless (I have been known to struggle with foot-in-mouth disease), arrogant, imperious, tyrannical, demanding, intolerant, dogmatic, violent, impetuous and brash.
The Handsome Husband is a Monkey
(He is pretty hairy!)
Monkeys are inventors, motivators, improvisors, quick-witted, inquisitive, flexible, innovative, problem solvers, self-assured, sociable, artistic, polite, dignified, competitive, objective and factual.
Monkeys can also be egotistical, vain, arrogant, selfish, reckless, snobbish, deceptive, manipulative, cunning, jealous, suspicious and stubborn.
(No surprise . . . he thinks he rules this barnyard!)
Roosters are neat, meticulous, organized, self-assured, decisive, conservative, critical, perfectionists, alert, zealous, practical, scientific and responsible.
Roosters can also be over zealous and critical, puritanical, egotistical, abrasive, proud, opinionated and gives into empty bravado.
(He certainly is my gallant little prince.)
Boars are honest, gallant, loyal, hard-working, trusting, sincere, calm, understanding, thoughtful, scrupulous, passionate and intelligent.
Boars can also be naive, over-reliant, self-indulgent, gullible, fatalistic and materialistic.
Safe travels back to Shanghai, Wendy! We'll be counting down the days til your return in July!
Chinese Paper Cut Images via SinoPaperArt
Chinese Zodiac descriptions via Wikipedia