SES Celebrates the Year of the Rat

MJ (lk)
Students in all three divisions recently celebrated the Chinese New Year, which, this year, is known as the Year of the Rat. According to one myth performed by students, the Jade Emperor, the ruler of all gods within Chinese mythology, hosted a race to determine which animals would become part of the Chinese Zodiac. To finish the race and become one of 12 animals in the calendar, the animals had to cross a river. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, the Rat jumped down and landed ahead of the Ox, becoming first. In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. 

Optimistic and energetic, people born in the Rat year are likable by all. They are sensitive to other’s emotions but are stubborn with their opinions. Their personality is kind, but due to weak communication skills, their words may seem impolite and rude.On the financial side, they like saving and can be stingy. However, their love of hoarding will sometimes cause them to waste money on unnecessary things.

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