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2011 is the Year of the Rabbit

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The year 2011 is the year of the rabbit.  According to the Chinese zodiac, people who were born on the year of the rabbit are known to be articulate, talented and ambitious.  Rabbits are also known to be calm, sensitive and compassionate. They are also financially lucky (I think it has some association with their ability to reproduce). It is no wonder why the lucky colors of the year are green, orange and purple... the most common colors of paper currencies.

If you are born on the year of the pig, sheep and dog (like me)--this year is your year!  So, make the most out this luck, pursue your dream of having your own business (talking to self) and remember that we will never know if we will fail or succeed unless we try.

Have a prosperous new year!

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