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Friday, August 6, 2010

When a Horse meets a Snake...

Today we visited Gyeongbokgug Palace which is the oldest Joseon Dynasty Palace.

They had the life-size Chinese Zodiac calendar. From my research, this calendar dates back over 2,000 years and consists of 12 animals (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog and pig). Legend says that these are the animals and the order to which they appeared the Buddha, the Jade Emperor. There is much more to the story and more details regarding elements and yin and yang in your Zodiac Sign, but I will leave it at that for this blog.

I was born in the Year of the Horse (Korean: mal) and in the month of the Element Earth and Mike was born in the Year of the Snake (Korean: bem) and in the month of the Element Water. Earth represents practicality, seriousness, responsibility. Water represents emotional depth, complexity, and passion.

Regarding compatibility between a Snake and a Horse, one website listed it as, "Outlook is doubtful…there is to much to fight about." I say..."let's prove 'em wrong!"

Here is another view of the Horse and Snake...

We went to the Gyeongbokgung Palace with some new friends, Todd, Jen & Sam. They moved to Seoul with GM on the same plane as us.

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