13 February 2010

The Tiger Creeps Upon Us

Before you know it
The tiger has crept near
And with the festival's spirit
Heralds the end of Ox year

From Chinatown to Little India
There are sights and sounds
Of the passing of another year
As visitors make their rounds

A Wood Tiger in a Metal Year
Not a favorite time to have a baby
Don't mistake it for Tiger Woods last year
Who played many holes but paid dearly

Forget about past unhappiness
Tomorrow is a new beginning
Whether you're running a business
Or like most who're just working

May the new year be happy
Welcome the God of Fortune
Wish you health and prosperity
And all hopes be realised soon

Gong Xi Gong Xi

14 comments:

Andy Young* said...

Thanks Victor,
You and family have a great Lunar New Year too.
Cheers.

Thimbuktu said...

"Gong Xi Fa Cai" to Victor and family, and everyone "Taking Up The Challenge" Blog.

"Year of the Tiger" in 2010 is the zodiac for the tiger characterised to be bold, brave, righteous and challenging to express your blog, Victor.

Your wisdom and inspiring blog is also fun to share with your blog friends and blog fans always.

Cheers!

EteL said...

GONG XI FA CAI!!!! =D

Shilpa said...

Gong Xi gong xi, if this year is bad for making babies, then we know who will be hoarding all the wealth - contraceptive manufacturers! hahaha

cheers fren!

unk Dicko said...

May each day of the New Year bring you joy, peace and happiness.
Cheers!

yg said...

victor,

Kong Hee Fatt Choy!

Uncle Phil said...

May the Year of Tiger bring you and your family Good Health, Good luck and Prosperity.

Cheers Mate,
Phil

fr said...

To Victor & family ... 心想事成

laokokok said...

Happy New Year Victor n Family

Icemoon said...

Selamat Tahun Baru! 心想事成 for Victor and 步步高升 for his blog and his wealth.

Lam Chun See said...

Best wishes to all for the new year.

Lam Chun See said...

Suddenly I am reminded of a poem we learnt in school. Tiger tiger burning bright. In the forest of the night ....

angel said...

i am especially fond of laynie browne’s take in her 2007 book daily sonnets…lovely gentle surprising fun familial. she takes after bernadette mayer…
have you done a sonnet prompt for read/write/poem yet?
online informal

Kelisen said...

Still as "hamsup" after all these years. What Tiger Wood played "many holes"? I say let's leave the Tiger alone. A leopard never change its spots, or does it? :P

That said, here's my wishes for you and your family...

Lembu lari,
Harimau mari.
Suay pergi,
Ong mari.
Tahun lepas
sudah pergi,
Tahun ini
mesti hua hi
Kena toto,
Kena loteri.
Banyak money,
Hua hi hua hi.

Kekekeke...Happy New Year!