Year of the rabbit
Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal’s year would have some of that animal’s personality. Those born in rabbit years are popular, compassionate, and sincere.
According to Chinese traditional legend, rabbits are associated with the Alioth in astronomy. They have a nimble, quick-witted and gentle disposition naturally and are the symbol of good luck. In some coastal areas of Shandong Province in old time, wives usually took a rabbit in their arms when their husbands went to sea to fish, believing that this propitious animal would bring them safeness and good luck. And there is an interesting tradition going that a rabbit’s hair would become absolutely snow-white if it can live for 500 years
And rabbits have been given many characteristics in China, such as longevity, loveliness, vigilance, fertility, timidity and good hearing.
Rabbit personality traits
Gentle, friendly, intelligent, discordant, fickle and furtive
Although generally calm, gentle and loving, Rabbit people can be very ambitious and intuitively know how to get ahead in the world.
They are good listeners, kind and sweet by nature, and are therefore often sought out as popular and trusted friends. Generally noted for their physical beauty, Rabbits like to surround themselves with beautiful things. They have a good eye for art, design and fashion, and are usually at the top of anyone’s Best Dressed list.
Others may call the Rabbit timid, but those born under this sign rightly view themselves as wise and cautious.
Rabbits are rarely known to make a move or jump into any new situation without first carefully considering all their options. No one is more surprised than Rabbits when they win a poker hand or hit the jackpot at the races, although at times good luck just seems to come their way unbidden.
Rabbits are regarded as the peacemakers in any group. They remain calm in any situation, and are very slow to anger.
In close personal relationships they can be very romantic, but their natural cautiousness prevents them from settling down or committing to any one person right away.
At work, they excel by remaining cool and collected, and can be relied upon for extreme tact in delicate business dealings.Read More
To mark this new year, Orchimedia has set goals with the aim of better listening to client needs in order to help them face new challenges.
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Christmas is on its way… The Orchimedia team wishes you a very happy holiday time and offers you its best wishes for 2011! May it be memorable and full of achievements, both personal and professional!
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The luxuries industry is doing better because of China, the principal market in Asia, with growth of 30% this year, up from 20% in 2009.
In comparison, the US should experience growth of 12%, 6% in Europe while Japan should show a new drop of 8%. (Source:news.xinhuanet.com)Read More
China is joining the luxuries market!
It’s time to realise that the era of China being the top manufacturing country is well and truly over! With its 875,000 millionaires and 6% annual growth, the temptation of this flourishing market was too big to ignore. (Source: adage.com)Read More
In contrast to China and Japan, Western social networks like Twitter and Facebook have pierced the market despite all the success of the local networks (Cyworld and Me2day). The use of Western social networks by Koreans (and Asians in general) and their commercial importance continue to increase in the eyes of the American Internet giants. So, Facebook recently opened a sales office in Singapore in order to increase its advertising revenue in Asia.
The high level of social media use by Koreans also changes the dynamic in the business world. More and more Korean companies use them to increase the visibility of their products and promotions. Online shopping centers have also been created in order to allow companies to benefit from this trend.Read More