Wednesday, 21 February 2007

Welcome to the Pig


Another "Happy New Year!", as it is now the third day of the Chinese Spring Festival. We had a great meal at the Tab on Saturday night, with plenty of dumplings and other food.

It is now the year of the pig or boar. Apparently pigs will eat anything, which is probably why we call people greedy pigs. Before you are tempted call someone a smelly pig, however, remember that they don't sweat and have a very good sense of smell.

Pigs are generally quite tasty, although someone did tell me that some Chinese traditions say that a person should not eat the animal of their birth year. I never did like chicken anyway.

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