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Here Comes The Dragon

   Here Comes The Dragon!

Dragon Year
Enter the Dragon!

Legend has it that the Jade Emperor, the ruler of the heavens, had called for a meeting of the animals. He had ordained that the Zodiac be named after each animal according to the order of their arrival at the meeting.

It seems the dragon came in fifth. Being a fair and wise ruler, the Jade Emperor questioned the dragon as to why it did not come in first, having wings on its back and all. The latecomer explained that it was held back to help bring some rainfall to some farmers. He later saw a rabbit stranded on a log in a river and had aided the poor creature to the shore.

The Jade Emperor was so impressed with the Dragon’s helpfulness that His Majesty included it into the Zodiac, despite it being the only mythical animal among the lot.

What’s in Store for the Much-Anticipated Dragon Year?

Starting a new business? Embarking on a new career path? Planning to tie the knot or have a baby? If you’re a Chinese, you couldn’t be happier that the Year of the Dragon is just around the corner .

The Dragon Year has always been considered the most auspicious in the Chinese Zodiac and indeed, the 2012 Chinese New Year looks set to provide us a fair share of excitement, prosperity and meaningful events!

Joey Yap, founder of the Joey Yap Consulting Group, author of over 80 books on Feng Shui and face reading, calls 2012 as `a year of changes’. As 2012 is the Year of Water Dragon, it will bring much cleansing and clarification, as water refreshes and nourishes all negative elements.

He added that the Dragon Year also brings growth and renewal. Bickering people will tired of arguing and quarrelling – they would resort to finding solutions and answers to their problems.

Feng Shui expert, Lillian Too, along with her daughter, Jennifer Too, call 2012 a `transformative year’, a harbinger of good luck and prosperity.


Though the Chinese dragon looks intimidating it’s a symbol of generosity and compassion
(public domain image from Wikimedia Commons)

The Stuff Dragon People are Made Of

Westerners perceive the dragon as a fire-breathing, man-eating, evil beast and malicious ‘lizard’, with depictions of its viciousness in folklores and movies like “Dragonheart” and “Reign of Fire”. Even the Disney cartoon, “Sleeping Beauty”, portrays the creature as malevolent, with the nasty Queen turning herself into a dragon to kill the Prince!

So, do people born in the Dragon Year exhibit the so-called villainous character of the dragon? They don’t seem to.

The Chinese regard the dragon as a symbol of generosity, auspiciousness, prosperity, not to mention regal and imperial authority. So much so only Emperors were allowed to sport the dragon symbol in their regalia.

A wise guardian, protector of the weak and a symbol of happiness and joy, the mystical dragon is held in high esteem by the Chinese, and like the creature, the people born under this Chinese Zodiac Sign display a great amount of generosity, compassion and other exemplary qualities.

These extroverts enjoy outdoor activities and are essentially thrill-seekers. Being highly imaginative and rather dominant, they make good engineers, architects, philosophers and lawyers.

Pearl S Buck Dragon Child

Dragon child :1938 Nobel Prize Winner, Author Pearl S. Buck
(public domain image from Wikimedia Commons)

Dragon People, however, possess a short temper and are prone to emotional eruptions.

Famous Dragon People include Courtney Cox, Sandra Bullock, Reese Witherspoon, Isabella Rossellini, Shirley Temple, Ringo Starr, Pearl Buck, George Bernard Shaw and John Lennon, among others.


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Paul Loosley’s George & Oscar on Film (2nd edition)

October 7, 2011 during 2:00 pm

Join Paul Loosley, Director of Axis Films and an accessory highbrow during Limkokwing University as he
examines dual good works by dual really opposite Irish playwrights, George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde. Both were Dublin-born, a small some-more than a year apart, and while both had most to contend about society, were used their conspicuous essay skills to contend utterly dramatically opposite things in utterly contrastingly opposite ways.

The second book will see a screening of 4 opposite movies, dual cinema any by George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde. This array of film screenings will take place during 3.00 pm, on 2nd , 9th, 16th and 23rd Oct 2011 during Indicine, klpac. Admission is giveaway and so is a seating arrangement.

Paul Loosely's Oscar and George on Film

Paul Loosely’s George and Oscar on Film

The cinema that will be screened are as follows:

2nd Oct during 3.00 pm George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara
The play presents a shining doubt to a open about ethics – if an arms manufacturer can give a good life to a employees and emanate many pursuit opportunities to people, is it implicitly wrong for them to be creation and offered weapons that causes drop and mayhem? This is a doubt that Barbara, a daughter of Andrew Undershaft, is facing. Barbara is a Major in a Salvation Army and a daughter of an arms dealer. When she finds that her father is one of a Salvation Army’s biggest financial benefactors, her problem in traffic with her father’s ethics are done worse.

9th Oct during 3.00 pm Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan
This comedy revolves around Lady Windermere, who discovers that her father might be carrying an event with another woman. When she confronts her father about this matter, not usually does he not solve it, instead he invites a other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to her birthday ball. Angered by her husband’s move, Lady Windermere leaves her father for another lover. After finding what had happened, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to convince her to lapse to her husband.

16th Oct during 3.00 pm George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan
This play is about a life and hearing of Joan of Arc. It was published not prolonged after a canonization of Joan of Arc by a Roman Catholic Church. The play dramatises what is famous of her life formed on annals of her trial.

23rd Oct during 3.00 pm Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest
This play is reputedly filled with happy formula difference and references and sadly was Wilde’s final play. It is a joke on how, in Wilde’s world, marriage, responsibility, resources and legacy matters some-more than honesty, love, love and honour. And a fact that everybody is sanctimonious to be someone they are not.

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