Friday, February 6, 2009

Indonesia Year of the Ox FDC

Indonesia FDC
Name: Year of the Ox
Date of Issue: 10 January 2009

The Upcoming Year of the Ox falls on January 26th, 2009 until February, 2010. This is the second year in sequence and recurring in twelve years cycle. According to Chinese astrology, the year 2560 will be the Year of the earth Ox.

As stated by one of the most popular myths, the Lord Buddha called all the animals to come to him before departing this earth. Only 12 animals came after crossing the final river in the race, and as a reward he named a lunar year after each according to the order of its arrival. The Ox was the second to get there after the Rat which rode over his back intelligently jump ahead to reach the first place. The rest followed them were the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Ram, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog, and the Pig.

According to Chinese astrology, people have to work harder and need stability in doing their job in the Year of the Ox. This year will be a hard time to get succeed. Patience and discipline have to be maintained as well as intuition and rationality balancing. The Ox symbolization that holds nature harmony teaches no to set activities causing nature disorder. This upcoming year will be a prosperous year for those hard thinkers and active planners who believe in and relay on a teamwork, running own business or work independently.

The Ox is the sign of prosperity through strength and hard work. The Ox people are born leader, being quite dependable and determined to achieve great things. They are reliable, calm, and modest. The ox is patient, tireless in their work, and capable of performing endurance without complaint. Ox people need peace and quiet circumstances to work. Once they have set their mind on something it is hard for them to be convinced otherwise. An Ox person has a very logical mind and is extremely systematic in whatever they do, even without imagination. These people speak little but are extremely intelligent. People born under the influence of the Ox are kind, caring souls, positive, and filled with common sense. Their feet are firmly planted on the ground. Security is their main preoccupation in life. They are separated to sweat in order to provide a warm, comfortable and stable nest for themselves and their families. Stubborn and individualistic, the majority are highly intelligent individuals hard to be told what to do.

Comment: Since Indonesia Post has not allowed using stamps to pay the registered fee, my friend couldn't make anymore real posted registered mail for me. The total postage of this FDC is Rp6000. the regular postage from Indonesia to China is Rp5000, and Rp1000 is express additional fee.

2009 Year of the Ox
Canada FDC
China Stamp, Sheetlet II, Booklet.
Hong Kong Stamps FDC, Minisheet FDC, Souvenir Sheet FDC, Pre-stamped Postcard.
Indonesia Stamps FDC, Souvenir Sheet FDC.
Singapore Stamps FDC, Souvenir Sheet FDC.
Taiwan Stamps FDCs, Souvenir Sheet FDCs, Pre-stamped Postcards.


Smail said...

Hi Dear friend
it's a very nice cover! why you don't do a topical collection about chiness new years?
good luck

metaphysical said...

Also known as the Buffalo, the ox is both patient and meticulous with strong principles, and as such tends to be very stubborn. The ox is extrememly strong, and an excellent worker.

However, these traits also make the ox stubborn, and their sense of self reliance makes it difficult for them to ask for or to receive assistance. Don't go looking for an evening of scintilating conversation from an ox as they are poor conversationists, and unfortunately don't have much of a sense of humour either.

Oxen are ruled by conviction, and they are not often swayed from their beliefs. The ox's ability to criticise others for their own shortcomings is well known. The ox is not very good at coping with its emotions, and can become introverted and self-destructive when they fail to find a way of expressing their feelings.

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