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Mikhail Liebenstein

新年快乐 Happy New Year

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This evening I will be doing my bit for the local economy and enjoying the Chinese New Year with a nice meal at a local Chinese Restaurant.

The New Year will be the year of the Ox, but as this article says it is not going to be a year for Bulls.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7842164.stm

The article also contains some tongue-in-cheek predictions made in a "Feng Shui Index" report from Hong Kong investment firm CLSA.

These include:

- its unlikely to be a bull year for stock markets but sage investors will find ways to make money

- Oil prices are expected to begin rising again, while gold could again break through $1,000 an ounce.

- former US treasury secretary Henry Paulson will become the boss of Citigroup

- Iceland will challenge the Philippine and Indian dominance of the call centre industry as it rebuilds its economy

Many investors and business people in Asia put great stock in advice from feng shui masters. Office blocks and apartment buildings, as well as furniture, are often positioned according to the ancient art of geomancy to maximise wealth and positive energy.

Some Feng Shui advice for Gordon, position your Office Chair on the Track at Westminster Tube station but you have to be sitting it for the Feng Shui to work to the national benefit.

Edited by mikelivingstone

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The one about Iceland isn't that far-fetched. They have cheap energy (geo-thermal) to heat the call-centres and it would be a construction boost to build them. But they would have to have to lower their strict immigration regulations if it was a success. They have a few unemployed at the moment but the whole population is only 300,000.

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新年好外来恶魔。 所有您的驢子在將來屬於我們。 您的金錢和力量去。 我們將擁有所有您的驢子。 笑笑

Translated: "New year good external devil. All your donkey will belong to us in the future. Your money and the strength go. We will have possess you the donkey. Smiling"

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The one about Iceland isn't that far-fetched. They have cheap energy (geo-thermal) to heat the call-centres and it would be a construction boost to build them. But they would have to have to lower their strict immigration regulations if it was a success. They have a few unemployed at the moment but the whole population is only 300,000.

They could also keep their server rooms nicely chilled with external cooling and they speak good English.

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新年好外来恶魔。 所有您的驢子在將來屬於我們。 您的金錢和力量去。 我們將擁有所有您的驢子。 笑笑

Translated: "So, one crispy peking duck, one egg-fried rice, a bag of prawn crackers and two bottles of your cheapest lager." :)

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They could also keep their server rooms nicely chilled with external cooling and they speak good English.

Do they have the same 'no smoking policies' as the EU? Its a bit chilly to leave your desk and nip out for a ciggy there. :P

Edit: According to 1/1/08 census listed on wiki, there were only 420 UK citizens in Iceland, but already 743 philippinos.

Edited by deflation

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I used to have a menu from a Spanish camp site which proclaimed that 'Chickens may be had for consummation in your tent or caravan..'

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Kung hei fat choi from Hong Kong. That's what the Cantonese say at the Lunar New Year - it means 'may you be rich' - oddest bunch of buddhists I've ever met.... still not much chance of that for many this year but m'eh it's the thought that counts.

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