2007, December 3 (21). Year of The Rats (2009
Chinese New Year)
Amstar Company, Inc., Perf. 14.
Singles, Miniature Sheets of
10 (2 x 5);
Souvenir Sheets of
Stylized Head of Rat - Singles (50,000)
Rat - Singles (50,000)
Miniature Sheets of 10 (5,000)
Sheets of 4 (8,000)
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
Designer: Jesus "Pidoy" de los Santos
Graphic Designer: Robinson C. Cruza
First Day Covers: Manila
YEAR OF THE RAT (2009 CHINESE NEW YEAR)
The Chinese astrological cycle begins
with the year of the Rat. The rat possesses attributes ranging from
charming and humorous to honest and meticulous. The Chinese say,
those born in these years make good and wise advisors, yet they can
never decide for themselves and they change direction constantly.
However, Rats at times hunger for power and money, leading some to
be gamblers and others to be manipulative or petty. Their greed can
lead them into a destructive trap.
Consequently, those born within this
category like to be first, pioneers, at the forefront of the action.
Those born under the influence of the Rat are active, both
physically and mentally and tend to lead busy lives. Challenge is
essential to them for they love the thrill of living dangerously,
adapting easily to different environments and surviving against all