Happy 40th Chinese birthday.. to me!

6 07 2011

Yeah, my birthday today.. and yeah, according to the Chinese way of counting age I turn 40.. not 39, even if I was born in 1972!

It is an East Asian tradition to count the age from 1 year as soon as the child is born: during the first year of life the child is 1, not 0 years old. Therefore at the first birthday the child turns 2. Why is that? Different explanations, one is that they count the time in the mother’s belly as the first “year” of life.. (and in China, the pregnancy time is also “longer”.. check the funny thing here!)

It would certainly be a good tradition for who sells the candle for birthday cakes if using Asian rules, but on the cakes, since it is a Western tradition, they follow the Western age system as well.. 🙂

Last year the birthday came with rage, this year, since I actually got 2 years older I wonder how more mature I am!

FUNNY THING OF THE DAY – A friend told me that the 6th of July is also the: International Kissing Day!! Good I like to kiss.. and be kissed!!

Polls page

6 07 2011

Birthday of a new page: My Polls!

Completely not necessary, just as a present from me to me and out of curiosity for the outcome of the poll of preferences between a beauty from Japan and one from South Korea..

Actually Riyo Mori and Nam Gyu Ri are among the most clicked hits I get on my blog.. more than Asao Miwa and the Japanese beach volley!!

So, let the hottest win!!

I have already ideas about the next polls, and they will cover very different topics.. also Aikido!!