Christmas Socks

Xmas SockLast Christmas I hung my Christmas sock near our Christmas Tree.  We have a tradition that if you were a good boy or girl for the entire year, Santa Claus will visit your house and give you presents.  We usually hang Socks or even cellophane.  Our family usually do this tradition.  This year we agreed to hang the biggest sock we could find.  Of course I had the biggest sock. lol 😀

On Christmas day morning, I got candies, chocolate bars, polvoron, lollipops and even 50 pesos. hahaha.  Well, I actually know who put them all but for the sake of Christmas we just need to participate and have fun.  No one need to spoil it. As long as the children believe, we will always have a wonderful Christmas.

See you this Christmas Santa!  I will be better this year 😀

End of the World 2012 (12.21.12)

Today is 12.21.12 ( December 21, 2012)

Do you think the world will end today?

No one really knows the answer to this question!

I think some people just misunderstood the Mayans.  Who are the Mayans? The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-ColumbianAmericas, as well as for its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems. Initially established during the Pre-Classic period (c. 2000 BC to AD 250), according to the Mesoamerican chronology, many Maya cities reached their highest state of development during the Classic period (c. AD 250 to 900), and continued throughout the Post-Classic period until the arrival of the Spanish.

The Mayan calendar moves in cycles with the last cycle ending in December 2012.  This is why some people think that December 21, 2012 is the end of the world.

According to a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, “the Maya never, ever, said anything about the world ending at any time — much less this year. “So, it’s sort of bizarre to be living through this time right now, when so many people seem to be worked up.”

I, myself don’t think that someone could have predicted the end of the world.  People just want to create a problem! We should all just relax and enjoy life.  Why worry about something that will not happen? or If it happens, so what? Anyway, we all die at our own time! The best way to deal with this kind of thing is just to live life to the FULLEST!  Live like it’s the End of the World. No regrets!

Let’s all have A LIFE WELL LIVED!

If you want to know more about the Mayans and their calendars you might as well click the following links and read the entries:

The Mayan Calendar – predicting the end of the world?

Maya Expert: The ‘End Of Times’ Is Our Idea, Not The Ancients’ 

Don’t panic! Mayan timekeeper says world WON’T end in 2012… as it’s only a calendar change

Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Happy New Year)

Spring festival, or what is more known as the Chinese New Year, is considered one of the most important events in China.  This year we will celebrate it on January 23, 2012.

The celebration is based on the lunar calendar, so that the first day of the lunar year marks the Chinese New Year.

Nowadays we often hear people sa “Kung Hei Fat Choy” (they want to say “Happy New Year” to you).   But do they know what does it mean?  Here are different ways to greet someone on a Chinese New Year:

Cantonese:
Gung Hay Fat Choy! (may prosperity be with you)

 

Mandarin:

Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Happy New Year)

Gong Xi Fa Cai  (congratulations, may you be prosperous)

I guess Xin Nian Kuai Le is more approriate when you want to say Happy New Year.

Friday the 13th

January 13, 2012 -> Friday the 13th

     Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday, which superstition holds to be a day of bad luck.   Why?  According to biblical sources, Friday was the day on which Eve offered Adam the forbidden fruit and Jesus was crucified.   Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th guest to the Last Supper.  
Another popular theory links the superstition to the demise of the Knights Templar, a monastic military order whose members were arrested en masse by France’s King Philip IV on Friday, October 13, 1307.

  I don’t really believe in any of these… Friday the 13th is just any other day.  If you think any day is unlucky, then it will be UNLUCKY.  But if you think that any day or even Friday the 13th is a LUCKY day, then it will be.   No one really knows what will happen in the future, so make everyday a LUCKY DAY.

Tomorrow is Friday the 13th and its my last day at work. 🙂   Do you think it’s unlucky?  I don’t think so!

By the way, did you know that the fear of Friday the 13th is called “friggatriskaidekaphobia”???