Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I Believe in Jesus and Sometimes the Chinese

On part of my trip to my hometown San Diego, California this past week, I visited Balboa Park. Here they have a section called the United Nations. Each country is represented with a small cottage house that provides information about the country. We visited almost all of them but my favorite was the Chinese house by far. I got my name written in Chinese (along with the word treasure), learned that I was born in the year of the Ox, and got a fortune cookie.

Everything I got and read spoke to me and my friend that I was spot on. Here is what was in my fortune cookie.

Uh yeah about that, I am literally starting school next month to become a marriage and family therapist. I have been trying to figure out my calling outside of education for years. I don't think this was a coincidence.

Here is what I learned about people born in the year of the Ox.

I mean...where do I begin? Quiet, patient, yet anger easily and display it openly--I have come a long way in this area. Thank God for Jesus! Perfect housewife (I wish) but often wears the pants in her household--I hollered when I read this. Best mates--definitely married to a Rat (whose description is also very like my husband).  

All in all y'all know I love Jesus but I'm definitely feeling the Chinese. 

Have you ever gotten a fortune cookie that spoke to you or looked up information about the year you were born? I'd love to know if you found similarities as well.


  1. What a fun piece! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip. :-) I looked up my Chinese sign. I was born November 1983 - Year of the Boar (Water pig). Thst this was on point! I can't think of anything in the description that I couldn't identify with. Amazing!

  2. Thanks Jocelynn! The parallels are crazy. I am glad that it isn't just me and my friend. The Chinese know what they are talking about for real.