Thursday, January 08, 2009


If we go by the Chinese astrology, year 2009 happens to be the "Year of the Ox". Everyone has his own expectation for the new year. Lots of predictions and analysis have made about what's going to happen in this "Year of the Ox", more so that we are in the midst of a global financial crisis.

Here's an interesting analysis about this year that may realistically apply to us bureaucrats: This year will no doubt bear fruit, but the motto is: "No work, no pay!" Time waits for no man; if we are too lazy to sow then we can blame no one if we have nothing to reap. We will find a great many things requiring our attention, and the list of what needs to be done will seem endless. The Spartan influence of the Ox will be a constantly cracking whip over our heads. Better to apply oneself diligently than waste time arguing with the authorities. They will prevail, as the year of the Ox favors discipline.

Most conflicts this year will arise more from a lack of communication and refusal to give in on small technicalities than anything else. But hang on and be patient. Everything will be sorted out and we will be rewarded for our efforts--so long as we remember to do things the conventional way. This is no time for tricky shortcuts.

Details about this analysis can be viewed from this site.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all Fiscal Ad spacers!