Sunday, October 14, 2007

Honolulu Chinatown







According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, which rotates between 12 different animals in each full cycle, 2007 is the Year of the Pig. Especially interesting is that many believe 2007 is also the year of the golden pig, an event that comes around every 60 years.

Birth rates in China, where couples are allowed only one child, are through the roof this year because, supposedly, those born under this auspicious sign will be intelligent, healthy and live (plump) prosperous lives. Either way, the pigs around Chinatown are frickin' adorable.

3 comments:

Shannon said...

Gorgeous! You have to tell us about the little gold pigs. What are they? They look so interesting.

KarinGal said...

Great suggestion, Shannon -- thanks. I just added some text to better explain these photos.

pat said...

It is great to see you posting again. It feels as though I can keep in touch with you guys. Tell John I said Hello. Kisses to those babies too.