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! 

  • Optimistic

  • Likable

  •  Opinionated 

  • Stubborn

  • Don’t make the best first impression

  • Easily adapts to new environments 

  • Prioritizes family 

  • Homemakers 

  • Great at saving money 

  • Alert

  • Observant 

  • Tolerant

  • Timid 

  • Weak communication skills

  • Smart

 

 

 

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! 

 

ELEMENT

YEAR

CHARACTERISTICS

Metal

1960, 2020

People born in these years are reliable characters that would most likely live a stable life. Some of their strength includes transmuting unfortunate events into opportunities.

Water

1972
2032

People born in this year tend to have a rough start in life. But like many rats, they persevere and do succeed in their endeavors. One of the best homemakers amongst the rats. 

Wood

1924, 1984

Wood rat people tend to be triple threats as they possess multiple talents and skills. Their exceptional willpower helps them complete all tasks they set out to begin.

Fire

1996

One of the smartest among the others, these rats are not just book smart but have high emotional intelligence. They tend to be underdogs in their youth but shine and gain spotlight as they age.

Earth 

1948, 2008

The earth rat people are exceptionally talented at speech and public speaking. They tend to dictate the mood of a group so if an earth rat person is happy, their joy tends to be infectious. Like all other rats, the earth rat too perseveres greatly against hardship.

 

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!