Year of the Tiger

Chinese New Year 2010- The Year of the Tiger

Happy Chinese New Year and Valentines day to everyone in Thailand and throughout Asia. This year the two events coincide so there will be all kind of festivities all weekend long.

2010 is the year of the tiger and will remain so until February 2cnd 2011. The Tiger is the third sign in the Chinese Zodiac cycle, and it is a sign of bravery. This courageous and fiery fighter is admired by the ancient Chinese as the sign that keeps away the three main tragedies of a household. These are fire, thieves and ghosts.

Tigers are physically powerful, gracious, independent and brave, they are extremely bold animals. They are friendly and loving but can also selfish and short tempered. Tigers seek attention and power; frequently they are envious in a relation. Tigers live dangerously which often leads to trouble. They are intolerant, take risks and are always searching for excitement. Tigers are also instilled with a good dose of courage.

The Tiger has an overpowering attraction and is very kind and always takes on the character as protector. The Tiger flourishes by power and attention and takes advantage of all circumstances it gets itself into. The Tiger is a natural leader and loves to be the centre of attention. As a rebel it goes up against authority and speaks out about wrongs in society, and willingly puts up objections. Even if you don’t agree with the beliefs of the tiger you admire his way to protest.

Just as how their counterparts in the jungle are impulsive, so too are individuals born in the Chinese Year of the Tiger. When people think of tigers, it is their vigor and power that comes to mind first. But it has also been noted that tigers are known to share and are unselfish animals. The reason people admire the tiger is due to the fact that they are ferocious and domineering on the outside, but they are just as noble and distinguished on the inside. These are the same personality attributes that persons will have who are born in the Year of the Tiger.

People that are born in the Year of the Tiger are generally well liked because of their charismatic personalities. Often, failing at a given duty or being unproductive in his personal or professional life can cause a Tiger to experience a deep sense of depression.A Tiger is always at their happiest when they endeavor to climb the ladder of success. Attaining the top spot is his foremost purpose; being in a position of power is her ultimate goal. They are quick learners, need to be challenged and often prefer to work alone. Some Tigers tend to change careers more frequently because they get bored quite easily. They are natural born leaders and perform at their best if working towards positions of power and influence. So once there is no further room for progression, they will often move on to something else.

Anyone that is born in the Year of the Tiger is usually straightforward and outgoing by nature. They will never give up no matter how aggravated they may become. But, they are also full of suspicion and at times will take hasty action. Never lose sight of the fact that Tigers are smart and instinctive.

People born in the Year of the Tiger always take pride in being different from others, and normally demonstrate their originality best in their homes. Their homes are typically filled with exotic possessions. It is no surprise that one of the Tiger’s favorite gemstones is the cat’s eye, but tigers also love the sparkle of rubies and diamonds. They like to spend money, and also to share it. They can be very impulsive spenders because they know they can at all times make more.

The Year of the Tiger is the third year in the cycle of “Heavenly Branches”. Customarily, it is called “Yin”. Those born in the Year of the Tiger are compatible with the horse, dog, and dragons. The year 2010 is another Year of the Tiger. It is the ji-chou year. Jji is the sixth of the Ten Celestial Stems and yin is the third of the Twelve Terrestrial Branches and marks the Year of the Tiger.

There will be many events happening across Thailand today and all weekend long. If you are in Pattaya check out the festivities at Bali Hai Pier and if you are in Bangkok then there is no other place to be than Chinatown.

Everyone have a safe and happy New Year and remember to make your significant other feel special this Valentines day!


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5 Responses to Year of the Tiger
  1. Mike
    February 14, 2010 | 12:42 pm

    Hi Talen, yes all my neighbours are suddenly Chinese and letting off fire crackers, which does have a positive side since the soi dogs tend to keep a low profile.

    Not much happening locally despite a fairly high ethnic Chinese population. Probably saving it for Songkran!

  2. Talen
    February 14, 2010 | 1:04 pm

    Mike, Gotta love Thailand …how many other countries celebrate three different New Years.

    Hmmm I’ll have to keep the firecrackers in mind for the soi dod population in Mukdahan and those damned roosters.

    Hope your New Years and Valentines day are great.

  3. Catherine
    February 14, 2010 | 9:35 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Tiger Year Talen et al. :-)

    The stores are already stocking ladies clothes with tiger prints. Yeah. It’s going to be a real cat walk this year.

    At 9.30pm, I haven’t heard any fireworks at all in BKK. And I hope I don’t hear any tonight either.

    After two days of fun, I’m totally knackered. I want a good long sleep and that’s that.
    .-= Catherine´s last blog ..Thai Sex Talk for St Valentine’s Day =-.

  4. Martyn
    February 15, 2010 | 3:20 am

    Talen the nearest I get to being a tiger is having been born in August which makes my zodiac sign Leo.

    I must admit I’m not a believer in astrological signs or anything relating to them but I understand those who are. The Chinese are into them big time.

    Have a great Chinese New Year and pop open a can or two for the tiger.
    .-= Martyn´s last blog ..Thai Smiles =-.

    • Talen
      February 15, 2010 | 10:14 am

      Martyn, I am a Leo myself being born at the end of July …not much up on anyone’s Zodiac either but it makes for sanook in Thailand and as we all know that is never a bad thing.