Happy New Year, y'all!
Chinese New Year photo gallery
And in case you're hoping to improve on your financial situation, here's some Feng Shui investment tips for the Year of the Tiger:
“Tiger years are typically marked by dramatic changes and even upheaval and 2010, much like the tiger itself, sees an energetic and powerful, but impulsive and risky, year ahead,” the brokerage said in its 16th annual Feng Shui Index report. Overall the outlook is bullish, with especially strong gains expected from September through the end of the year.
This particular Year of the Tiger is also associated with metal, one of five traditional Chinese elements, which means it will be a good year to own metals, and gold could rally to more than $2,000 an ounce, the report predicts. But water-related sectors such as shipping are set to have a lousy year.
Umm, okay. The article also mentions that The Year of the Tiger is going to be an especially auspicious one for those born in the Year of the Horse. That would include me, so I'm looking forward to a terrific 2010. Believe it.
[eye roll] Whatevs, peeps. I believe that a year is what you make of it, regardless of what happens in it. This one's going to be fantastical great because I intend for it to be.