Do you smell that? It’s the scent of festivity and prosperity. That’s right fellow readers, Chinese New Year is nearing and we’re sure you’ve been busy shopping, cleaning, decorating and packing up generous amounts of Ang Pao (though some of you are probably more excited to receive them). The rat is the first animal of all, in the Chinese zodiac. According to the Chinese belief, rats signify wealth and surplus. In the earlier days, married couples tend to pray to the wisdom of rats for reproduction and fertility purposes.
WHAT DOES THE YEAR OF RAT BRING TO THE MASSES?
This year expect to find true love and love opportunities all around. It’s almost like a year-long Valentine’s! Also, this year due to the nature of rats to easily multiply and hoard fortune, it’s also a good year for everyone who seeks financial security and fortune. According to The Chinese Zodiac Horoscope site, 2020 will usher in mass evolution and transcendence for all. Although luck is potent in the air, do remember, failing to plan leads plans to fail. Work out your goals for the year and get into the nitty-gritty details before execution.
HOW RATTY ARE YOU?
Do you happen to be born in the year of the rat yourself? In that case, check out our ‘How Ratty Are You’ Quiz Template to test how much you can relate to the characteristics of a rat!
Don’t make the best first impression
Easily adapts to new environments
Great at saving money
Weak communication skills
5 ELEMENTS OF RAT
Do note that people born in different years differentiate through the 5 elements (metal, wood, fire, earth water).
Below is a chart that would determine which rat element and the characteristics you possess. Share with us of a rat family or friend that you know of and how accurate these characteristics are!
To commemorate this blessed year, we have launched our CNY campaign namely; ‘ Good Fortune is Yours 好运鼠于你’. We have two new special edition CNY designs with an adorable illustration of the mighty rat.
You can now purchase ‘ Good Fortune is Yours 好运鼠于你’ pouch at RM20 (while stock lasts). Though typically, gift-giving isn’t a tradition in Chinese New Year, we believe a straw set with our quirky designs adds a sweet touch of gratitude to whoever you may choose to gift it to. We especially recommend gifting it to those who were born in the recent years of the rat (1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008). Not to mention, you will also be helping your loved ones practice a more sustainable lifestyle as it helps them replace the use of plastic straws for more environmentally-friendly ones.
If your company is planning to organize a Chinese New Year Dinner, you could also make bulk purchases with us. It can be gifted to your hardworking employees as a token of appreciation on top of their CNY bonuses (woohoo).
Thank you for reading, it’s our absolute pleasure to have put together this Chinese New Year; The Abundance of The Rat Year for you. On behalf of all us in Slurp.my, we’d like to wish you the happiest of Chinese Year, Gong Xi Gong Xi and Huat Ah!