2018 – The year of the Dog

2018 – The year of the Dog.

2018 - The year of the dog

Chinese new year is fast approaching, and with it comes superstitions which will dictate how the next twelve months will play out.

If you are born in the Year of the Dog, you’re a Dog and the following are deemed lucky for you:

  • Lucky Numbers – 3, 4 and 9.
  • Lucky colours – red, green and purple.
  • Lucky flowers – rose, cymbidium orchids.

In the Chines zodiac each year is associated with one of 5 elements, Gold, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth.  This year 2018 is the Earth dog.  This will come once in a 60 year cycle. The characteristics of the Earth Dog  are Communicative, serious and responsible in Work.

Famous dogs are:

  • Winston Churchill – a wood dog.
  • Mother Teresa – a Gold dog.
  • Elvis Presley – a wood dog.
  • Bill Clinton – a fire dog.
  • Donald Trump – a fire dog.
  • George Bush Jnr – a fire dog.
  • Justin Bieber – a wood dog.
  • Madonna and Michael Jackson – both Earth Dogs.

Unlucky things for dogs

  • Unlucky colours – Blue, white and gold.
  • Unlucky numbers – 1, 6 and 7.
  • Unlucky directions – southeast.
  • Unlucky months – the 5th and 8th Chinese lunar months.

Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent.  Dogs are born with a good nature and are always ready to help others.

Recommended careers for dogs include a police office, scientist, engineer, professor and politician.


Nothing too drastic happens to the Year of the Dogs’ health in 2018. They should rest well to prevent fatigue and exhaustion. Other than that, Dogs should be careful of sharp objects, especially in June. They should also take care of their family’s safety.

Healthy months are: Lunar March (April 16-May 14), June (July 13-August 10) and September (Oct 9-Nov 7).

Months where Dogs must be careful with their health are: Lunar January (Feb 16-March 16), April (May 15-June 13) and October (Nov 8-Dec 6).


The directions of fortune and wealth for Year of the Dogs this year are the southeast, southwest and north. It would be the best to put the bed, worktable and sofa in these positions of the room. To avoid bad luck, do not put important furniture in the south and east.

Lucky numbers that will open the road to wealth are 4 and 6.

The lucky colors in 2018 are yellow, red and orange. Decorating the home or wearing these colors will help greatly with changing luck for the better. Colors to avoid are green and gray.

Overall, this is a year that Dogs must get through.

It’s the Chinese tradition to wear red underwear every day during their zodiac year. Dogs can try this to ward off the bad luck.

Once past this year, Dogs can continue on their steady and quiet road to happiness.

China Trivia 2 | Trivia about China

Welcome to China Trivia 2, a light hearted look at trivia and facts about China.

China Trivia 2


  • Twenty percent of China’s plants are used in medicine.
  • According to insurance statistics: the most dangerous cars are green, and driven by Chinese.
  • 35 Children are born every minute in China.
  • There are about 42,000 characters in the Chinese language. An adult is only expected to know 5,000 of them.
  • China has more English-speaking inhabitants than England.
  • Did you know that it is considered quite rude to blow your nose in public.
  • It is considered good luck for the gate to a house to face south.
  • The most common surname in Beijing is Wang.
  • 400 million Chinese people are under 18 years of age.
  • There are 14 countries share a border with China, and they are Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia and North Korea.
  • China is the worlds largest producer of Apples.
  • China manufactures 60% of the world’s bicycles.
  • Fingerprinting was used in China as early as 700AD.
  • Twenty million trees are cut every year to make chopsticks in China.
  • One in every 5 peoples in the world is Chinese.
  • China produces 66% of the worlds garlic, 15 billion pounds in 2009.  Next are South Korea 6%, India 5% and the USA 2.5%.
  • In China, there is a type of tea called white tea which is actually simply boiled water.
  • Facebook has been banned in China since 2009.
  • 1 out of every 2 pigs are located in China.  Pork is a huge food staple to the Chinese diet with a person eating on average 86lbs (39Kg) of pork per year.
  • A 57 floor skyscraper in China that has 800 apartments and office space for 4000 was built in just 19 day.

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China Trivia 1

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Welcome to China Trivia 1, a light hearted look at trivia and facts about China.


  • The modern word “China” most likely derives from the name of the Qin (pronounced “chin”) dynasty.  First Emperor Qin Shi Huang (260 – 210 B.C.) if the Qin dynasty first unified China in 221 B.C., beginning on Imperial period which would last until A.D. 1912.
  • Toilet paper was invented in China in the late 1300’s. It was for emperors only.
  • Despite its size, all of China is in one time zone.
  • Chinese is spoken by 92% of China’s population.  There are at least seven major families of the Chinese language, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Wu, Hakka, Gan, Xiang, and Min.
  • Suspension bridges were invented in China in 25 B.C., 1800 years before such bridges were known in the West.
  • The bicycle was introduced into China around 1891 by two American travellers named Allen and Sachtleben.  The bicycle is now the primary transportation for millions of Chinese.  The last Qing emperor (Puyl) rode a bicycle around the Forbidden City in Beijing.  China is currently the leading bicycle manufacturer.
  • If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
  • About 700,000 engineers graduate annually from schools in China.
  • China has more English-speaking inhabitants than England.
  • China’s money is called renminbi, the “peoples currency”.
  • China is now the worlds largest apple producer, followed by USA in second place.
  • 30% of Chinese Adults live with their parents.
  • 20% of the worlds population lives in China.
  • The Great Wall of China stretches for about 4,500 miles across Northern China.
  • Ketchup originated in China as a pickled fish sauce called “ketsaip”.
  • Chopsticks originated in China approximately 4,000 years ago.
  • Finger printing was used in China as early as 700AD.
  • Approximately 200 million people in China live on less than $1 a day.
  • There are 120 million internet users in China; but not everyone can contact all websites.

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