Year of the Rat 2020

An Origin of the Chinese Zodiac Signs Poem

Every Lunar New Year the Zodiac sign changes from one animal to the next within a twelve year cycle. 2019 had been blessed by the Pig, while 2020 is annointed to be the Year of the Rat. The Rat is the first animal in the cycle, followed by the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. But who chose, which … Continue reading An Origin of the Chinese Zodiac Signs Poem

A Chinese New Year’s Origin Poem

For years, the monster NIAN had been terrorizing the poor villagers. But with the appearance of a mysterious stranger, the tidings seem to change. Watchmen: „Villagers, come! Pack your stuff! Forget the weapons, the beast is too tough. The only way for you to survive Is to take your kids and your wife. And make haste before the night, When the monster Nian, in all … Continue reading A Chinese New Year’s Origin Poem

Kuala Lumpur – Malay-see-ya soon

Kuala Lumpur is one of the jewels of South-East-Asia and disrupted my perception of this region. For what I thought is a traditional capital far away from developed luxury, the city turned out to be a modern metropolis growing stronger every minute. Showing the contrast of origins and internationalization this melting pot of cultures and religions did a pretty good job in fascinating me from … Continue reading Kuala Lumpur – Malay-see-ya soon