MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF MELBOURNE DAI LOONG ASSOCIATION INC
Kung Hei Fatt Choi / Gong Xi Fa Cai
2020 is not only the start of a New Decade but also the beginning of another Chinese Zodiac Cycle. The Rat, as the fi rst Animal Sign of every cycle, represents strength and adaptability. This is the optimal time to get motivated and get moving with renewed confidence to achieve ambitious goals.
The Rat is a tremendous nurturer, tending diligently to the sick and injured. Although small, the Rat defends its territory ferociously but when it senses catastrophe, it knows when it is time to get out. The Rat brings a timely message about working hard but not smart and forgetting hearth and home. The Rat year offers foresight and adaptive ability to direct change towards creative solutions, including work-life balance.
As an incredible survivor, the Rat brings hope in times of adversity. With that in mind, we would like to off er our commiseration to the victims of the bushfire disaster, support the eff orts of our fire-fighting heroes and join in the contribution given so unstintedly by so many. The Melbourne Dai Loong Association Inc., together with the Chinatown Precinct Association Inc. are collecting donations at the Information Booth at the corner of Little Bourke and Russell Streets.
Let us therefore welcome the Rat in this New Year, albeit with great fun, but also with more care and compassion and hope that the Rat will scurry in with a very Happy, Prosperous, Healthy and Safe year for all of us.