Are you a Pig? If you are, chances are you are one lucky person. No, this is not from me but from the chinese horoscope. Hence, according to a Reuters report:-
Pig baby boom
Feb 12, 2007
A mini baby boom is taking place in China, as women attempt to have their children during the auspicious Year of the Pig.
Maternity wards have been inundated with pregnant mums, hoping to give birth after Feb 18.
According to the Chinese horoscope, the pig is particularly lucky, and this Lunar New Year is especially auspicious as it happens to be the Year of the Golden Pig. --Reuters
Phoar! It is too good to be true. I mean, it has got to be taken just with a pinch of salt. Just imagine this, assuming there is a baby boom for the year 2007. In 7 years' time, the number of kids entering Standard One would be sizeable indeed. And these kids gotta compete with one another like siao year after year. And later, when they reach 18 years old, they have to compete for that few places in university. You call that lucky? I see it more like cruelty instead.
These parents to be will be creating unnecessary pressure on themselves trying to conceive a baby within the window period to ensure that their baby becomes a "piggy". Many a times, people have asked us when are we having our third baby and trying to encourage us by saying that the next baby will be a boy (we have 2 girls). They meant well and we have no quarrels with that. But really, babies are God's gift and it is not up to us to choose how or what they will turn out to be. In fact, the whole process of conception is a miracle in itself if one is to find out how difficult and complex the process is. Many have also expressed surprise when they hear our response on our "choice" in this matter.
God knows best. Whether it is a pig or a rat or a boar or whatever, it is the best gift He could give...if only you will open your eyes to see!