It might very well be the Year of the Monkey, but for me, it’s the year of the DOGS.
I am the seasoned traveler
Of the Labyrinth.
The genius of alacrity,
Wizard of the impossible.
My brilliance is yet unmatched
In its originality.
My heart’s filled with potent magic
That could cast a hundred spells.
I am put together
For my own pleasure
I AM THE MONKEY.
While the above describes me perfectly (ha, ha) I found out that I’m really a dog (always knew it – my aim is to please). Not disappointing but all this time I believed I was a pig (don’t laugh) although my dad used to refer to me as a little monkey. Anyway, for those of us born in January to late February it can get a bit confusing.
It doesn’t only go by the year you were born in because the Chinese zodiac is usually said to start from Chinese New Year, whose date ranges from late January to late February. My birthdate according to the Chinese lunar calendar is in December and not January. Okay; just to make sure I’ll celebrate twice. Check the chart below if you’re curious about what kind of animal you are. Word of advice: it can become time consuming if you really delve into the whole shebang.
Now; let’s find out a little more about
me the DOG:
The Dogs’ Personality: Loyal, Honest…
Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent. Due to bearing a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity, Dogs will do everything for the person who they think is most important (themselves; just kidding).
As Dogs are not good at communication (better on paper or using a computer), it is difficult for them to convey their minds to others. Thus Dogs tend to leave others the impression of a stubborn personality.
Born with a good nature, they get along with most of the other signs. Dogs do not tend to be criminals or seek dishonest gain. They just need a quiet life (with a little excitement now and again
and again) and a good family, and thus forget the ugliness and evil on earth.
Dogs are always ready to help others, and do not care about their own interests, but if they find themselves betrayed by cunning people they will feel shocked and hurt. (how true!)
Link for Chinese calendar:
Note: if it looks like I’m favouring Jack in the photos it’s just that he’s much more of a monkey than Jia Jia.