Last year, it was to celebrate you "doyty wats". This year, on 12 February 2021, Chinese New Year is all about the Ox. If you read my post last year about the Year of the Rat, you will know that the Ox came second in the race for the order in the Chinese horoscope cycle by being duped by the pesky Rat. You might think that the Ox is stupid for letting the rat trick him. You might think the Ox is only a victim of his own kindness. You might even think that the Ox should not ha
Last year, you filthy pigs got a turn. This year, on 25 January 2020, the first animal in the pecking order is centre stage. 2020 is for all you Rats out there. Legend has it that the order of the Chinese horoscope animals were determined by a well organised swimming race across a fast flowing river. I have it on good authority that the rat was exhausted during the race but used its cunning to navigate the water by “persuading” the ox to let it sit on its head as it crossed.