Chinese New Year 2012

Kiong Hee Huat Chai! 
Kung Hei Fat Choi! 
Gong Xi Fa Cai! 

These were the Chinese new year greetings I received from my family and friends today. I'm not Chinese but it makes me feel happy hearing different persons wish me a good luck for the year of the water dragon. Despite the fact that I'm a pure Filipino, I believe in Feng Shui and Chinese signs. Because of this, I spent some of my hours reading magazines and newspapers that provide articles on how I could get lucky for 2012. I'm glad I did because I've learned many things and found out that the Dragon could bring many good things into my life. 

As I read "Year of the Water Dragon: Chinese New Year Special Supplement 2012" of Manila Bulletin, I cam across numerous Chinese sayings and proverbs that everyone could use as guides on welcoming and enjoying 2012. Below are some of the quotes I wish to share to you. 

"Luck is an alien land and wealth is from abroad."

"Rumors are stopped by the intelligent persons."

"Lay away against the rainy day."

"Get one more friend and get less enemy."

"Harmony in the family will bring prosperity."

"Take a firm hold."

"Anger and haste hinder good counsel."

"Being on the sea, sail; being on land, settle."

"One kind of rice feeds thousands of different people in this world."

"It's never too late to mend."

"Trouble comes out from the mouth."
"Gentleness to subjugate hardness."

"Retreat in order to go forward."

"Talk less and work more."

"Greed will cause poverty."

"What you plant is what you will get."

"Pride will have a fall."

"No sweet without sweat."

"He who can bear the bitterness of hardship can then be a man above men."

"Goodness has a good recompense; wickedness has a bad recompense. If not, the time hasn't come yet."

"Justice has long arms. The mills of God grind slowly."

"Do not do unto others as you do not like them to do to you."

"Be lenient with others."

"There is no relationship between father and son on the majong table."

"Wealth never comes urgently."

"Strike while the iron is hot."

"Where there is a will, there is a way."

"Under the heaven, there is no difficult thing; especially if the man has a heart for it."

"Time is memory."

"There is no stopping limit for learning."

"Lay up against a rainy day."

"Trouble comes forth from the mouth."

"Too greedy will become poor."

In connection to this, I am hosting a Chinese New Year Giveaway with a cash prize of $100. It is open worldwide and will run from Jan 23 to Jan 29. If you are interested in joining, then please check I Heart Giveaways or Finds and Freebies. I own these blogs.

Algene C.

The author is currently taking up law who blogs on her free time.


  1. ang kyut naman ng pichur na yun. at ang daming quotes - the kinds you would find in a fortune cookie :D

    daming giveaways ni algene, ah. sunod sunod! ;) umaariba sa blogging :) congrats ^^

  2. Gong Xi Fa Cai!


    Have a happy chinese new year!

  3. thanks I am also pure pinoy and doesn't know much about thta greeting but feel great to be greeted, will be checking your contest too

  4. I love this blog! Happy New year to you! Time to be Bold and not Humble!

  5. Hello and GONG XI FA CAI!

    Can I share and have these scheduled in my Buffer/Hootsuite? I love all the Chinese Proverbs! I learned a lot from them and my favorite is:

    No sweet without sweat.

  6. Full of wisdom quotes! Happy Chinese New year to you. May this year be a fruitful one.

  7. Happy Chinese New Year!

    beautiful quotes! as you are, my mother will be getting her feng shui advice from this year... :)

  8. Cool new year message. Happy new year!

  9. A loyal fan is born. well that's what i really feel after reading your post.