Happy Year of the Ox
It was indeed a happy Chinese New Year’s celebration at work yesterday. I came in a bit late (in fact, I came early as usual, LOL!) and saw a bunch of officemates, close to a hundred pax I guess, all lined up at the ground floor lobby. I initially said to myself, “Darn, the elevator is broken again! Haba ng pila ah!” Then I recalled, “Oh yes, it’s Chinese New Year!” So, I hurried to my workstation, settled my bag in my mobile, dragged my colleague and went back down to join in the celebration.
But before joining the pile of colleagues, I passed by the altar-like area which was plagued by incense wishers. Of course, I wouldn’t let that chance pass by so I grabbed a stick, lit the incense and put it in a bowl full of sand. Sabi magwish daw, kaya habang tinusok ko sabi ko, “Boyfriend lang po!” Kuha pa sana ako ng lima for the same wish para matupad talaga! Hehehe!
Our Socials Committee did their opening salvo activity with a bang as there were dragon dance and laughing Buddah. (My apologies, I wasn’t prepared. Just took pics using my ever-lowtech cellphone :-P)
And when I cracked the cookie, I found a white paper inside that said: Willingness to compromise is often a sign of great strength. Then I though, “Ok, not too exciting message.”
One department head approached me and said her message doesn’t fit her. I read her fortune and asked her that we exchange fortunes. Her’s said: Prepare yourself for a grand time. An admirer steps up to make your heart soar.
Oh di ba naman, I fulfilled my first fortune. I did compromise with my colleague and got a better fortune (as far as I’m concerned). LOL! Besides, they say that it’s better to make and choose your own fortune… so I now choose to stick on that 2nd one! Makes sense, eh?! LOL!
And as they say in Chinese, Kung Hei Fat Choi!