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Chinese Zodiac Statues on the Cotai Strip

After the last few days plundering the deep depths of the global gaming industry, I thought we'd start the morning with some more lighthearted fare, at least until the coffee kicks in and I finally finish my questioning story on why Galaxy Entertainment's Stock (HK Symbol: 0027) is farting around $1.00/share.

In the median of the Taipa-Coloane Causeway (aka Asia's Las Vegas Blvd, aka 'The Strip') there are a bunch of statues of various aminimals. No I didn't ignore spell check, thats how I spell (and pronounce) 'animals' - aminimals. Say it with me now, out loud, your co-workers won't mind, trust me: am-in-a-mals. AMINAMALS.

The aminimal statues on the Cotai Strip appear to be the aminimals of the Chinese Zodiac. I didn't make a concerted effort to take pics of all of them, but I got a good chunk. There's always next time. :)

The descriptions of the zodiac elements are from Wikipedia

The Dog - Honest, intelligent, straightforward, loyal, sense of justice and fair play, attractive, amiable, unpretentious, sociable, open-minded, idealistic, moralistic, practical, affectionate, dogged. Can be cynical, lazy, cold, judgmental, pessimistic, worrier, stubborn, quarrelsome.

The Dragon - Magnanimous, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, direct, eager, zealous, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, ambitious, generous, loyal. Can be arrogant, tyrannical, demanding, eccentric, dogmatic, over-bearing, impetuous, brash..

I'm not completely sure if this is a dragon, but it kinda looks like one when I zoom in photoshop.

The Monkey - Inventor, motivator, improviser, quick-witted, inquisitive, flexible, innovative, problem solver, self-assured, sociable, polite, dignified, competitive, objective, factual, intellectual. Can be egotistical, vain, selfish, cunning, jealous, suspicious.

The Ox -Dependable, calm, methodical, patient, hardworking, ambitious, conventional, steady, modest, logical, resolute, tenacious. Can be stubborn, narrowminded, materialistic, rigid, demanding

The Rat - Forthright, disciplined, systematic, meticulous, charismatic, hardworking, industrious, charming, eloquent, sociable, shrewd. Can be manipulative, cruel, dictatorial, rigid, selfish, obstinate, critical, over-ambitious, ruthless, intolerant, scheming.

The Rooster - Acute, neat, meticulous, organized, self-assured, decisive, conservative, critical, perfectionist, alert, zealous, practical, scientific, responsible. Can be over zealous and critical, puritanical, egotistical, abrasive, opinionated.

The Boar - Honest, simple, gallant, sturdy, couragous, persevering, resolute,sociable, peace-loving, patient, loyal, hard-working, trusting, sincere, diligent, calm, understanding, thoughtful, scrupulous, passionate, intelligent. Can be naive, over-reliant, self-indulgent, gullible, fatalistic, materialistic.

The Horse - Cheerful, popular, quick-witted, changeable, earthy, perceptive, talkative, agile mentally and physically, magnetic, intelligent, astute, flexible, open-minded. Can be fickle, anxious, rude, gullible, stubborn, lack stability and perseverance.

The Snake - Deep thinker, wise, mystic, graceful, soft-spoken, sensual, creative, prudent, shrewd, ambitious, elegant, cautious, responsible, calm, strong, constant, purposeful. Can be loner, bad communicator, possessive, hedonistic, self-doubting, distrustful, mendacious.


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