Happy CNY, everyone! Today is the 4th day of the Lunar New Year, so I’m kinda late, but anyway! This year is the year of the dragon, so many Chinese are frantically trying to make babies 🙂 Based on the Chinese zodiac, those born in the year of the dragon are supposedly driven, ambitious, clever and honest. Or something along those lines. Having a male dragon heir would be the icing on top of the cake.
I was actually born the year preceding the dragons, so I’m a rabbit! Quite disparate, eh? But it’s actually a blessing, because the dragon crop of babies is always larger. Hence, there is much more competition, especially in schools. I remember in the rabbit year, there were about 40,000+ babies born, but in the next year, the dragon year, there were 60,000+ babies born! So even though Singapore seems like such a forward, secular nation, some superstitions still hold sway. Haha.