At last, after many many days of soul searching and google-ing, I have found something worth blogging about thanks to a visit to my bro Tiger’s blog. Seeing that his chinese element is Earth, I decided to find out more about myself and, in particular, more about my chinese roots.
What roots it turned out to be! For it seems that I am of the symbol of Wood.
You are the chinese element of Wood. People who are under the element of wood are practical, focused and like to learn. Wood, you are a natural leader, but you also like to control a lot, you’re never still and especially hate to lose. The color of wood is blue/green and your symbol is the dragon. Spring is the season in which wood shines, and it’s months are January/February. Your weather condition is rain. Wood is the direction east, and your day is Thursday, while your planet is Jupiter. Animals under your element are usually scaled. People under you are the Mongols. Your sense is sight, your taste is sour, your sound is calling and your virtue is benevolence. Your organ is the liver. You were created by Water and you control Earth.
Mmm… not bad I thought. Pretty accurate stuff. They hit the spot with “you’re never still” and “hate to lose” although some were way off like “my day is Thursday” and “your organ is liver”. Firstly, I love Fridays (they usher in the weekend) and abhor the taste of liver (its powdery-like texture on my tongue makes my stomach quiver).
But, when it comes to being off the mark, nothing beats this one – “People under you are the Mongols”. Now that just seems odd. How on earth do they conclude such things from a 5 question questionnaire? I can also imagine my brother who is staying under my roof protesting at the connotations of being called a mongol.
Since we are on the topic of wood, here’s a great Bushism for you guys to ponder on:
“I own a timber company? That’s news to me. Need some wood?” ?George W. Bush, second presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004
Has it ever occurred to anyone that associating someone with wood usually implies something negative, e.g. you’re as stiff as wood, you blockhead, you’re as ancient as wood, etc? I know I’m a wood character and all, but the next time you see me, please refrain from asking me if I need wood. I’ll just end up asking you to put a stick in it!!!