dim sum in flushing

since it was Chinese (or Lunar New Year as my Korean co-worker insists on calling it) and i was in Flushing, I decided to do Chinese/Lunar things.

1. i went to a Chinese restaurant in which the pricing was the ony thing i could understand. I fell in love with a dim sum “a la carte” display.

2. i learned that Chinese people hand each-other red envelopes with most likely cash in them as gifts.

3. i bought a lot of candy i did not understand anything about. afterwards, biting through a sample of each, i found that half of them were totally disgusging, a quarter was gummy bears, and one was the long lsot twin of “Karamele Zana”

4. i looked up my chinese horoscope. because i am the sign of the Rabbit, i always check it again, to make sure that it is still the same. yep, it is. shoot, i never felt like a bunny.

5. i bought some chinese dieter’s tea. since most are made with senna leaves, i decided not to take them at the moment, in order to avoid 8 o’clock news with “inner plumbing gone awry” story line.

anyway, for the interested, check out your chinese horoscope at http://chinese.astrology.com/

the Rabbit description unfortunately is right on the money.

Timid and attractive, the Rabbits of the Chinese Zodiac tend to act more like bunnies, whether they like it or not! This Sign is extremely popular and has a wide circle of family and friends. Its compassionate nature leads it to be very protective of those it holds dear, but where romance is concerned, the Rabbit’s sentimentality can lead it to idealize relationships. The sweet, sensitive Rabbit often ends up giving more of itself to a partner than is realistic or healthy. The good news is, when this Sign goes off-balance, the Rabbit’s core group of friends and its stable home life help bring it back to center.

The Rabbit is a rather delicate Sign that needs a solid base in order to thrive. Lacking close, supportive friends and family, the Rabbit might just break down in tears at the first sign of conflict. Emotional upsets in this Sign’s life can even lead to physical illnesses. Rabbits dislike arguments and other conflict and will try anything to avoid a fight; this results in something of a pushover nature. Rabbits can also lapse into pessimism and may seem stuck in life — often to mask their insecure natures. Rabbits tend to move through life’s lessons at their own, rather contemplative pace; it’s a waste of time to become exasperated with this Sign’s seeming disinterest in facing its problems and conquering them.

With the right partner — meaning someone whose high principles won’t allow it to take advantage of this sensitive, giving Sign — the Rabbit can make an incredibly loving and protective partner or family member. Rabbits love to entertain at home and always make sure their house is comfortable and tastefully-furnished. What Rabbits need most is a stronger sense of self-worth and the security that comes with it. Their discerning natures, coupled with some hard-won assertiveness, will help these happy creatures go far.

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