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Do dragon babies really bring good luck?
by Amanda Wong

'Lucky', 'gung-ho' and 'more successful than other animal signs'.
This belief has inspired many a Chinese parent to have a baby in the Chinese zodiac year of the dragon.
According to fengshui master Jo Ching, the dragon is seen as an emblem of prosperity and fortune, and many believe that having a dragon baby will bring good luck to the family. This has led to a baby boom every dragon year.
KK Women's and Children's Hospital say they expect to see an 8 percent increase in deliveries this year, up from 16,000 deliveries in the last dragon year in 2000.
Gleneagles Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Parkway East Hospital also cited a possible 5-15 percent rise in the number of deliveries, from the average of 1,800 to 3,000 babies a year.
To many, having a dragon year baby means hitting the zodiac jackpot but not for Dendy and Shin Harjanto who found out they were carrying a dragon year baby.
"I heard there's at least 10-20 percent more babies expected this year for the year of the dragon so when we think in terms of education for the kid, there will be more competition so I guess in a way it is a concern for us," said father-to-be Dendy Harjanto.
What is it like raising a dragon child and growing up as a dragon baby?

Watch the RazorTV video to find out.

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readers' comments
Only can see their bring recession to the world.
Posted by OurVoice on Fri, 20 Jan 2012 at 16:50 PM
Famous myth debunker, illusionist Derren Brown once wrote extremely accurate horoscopes for a group of people from different parts of the world using just an item they owned and an outline of one of their hands. Each person was given their horoscopes in a sealed envelope some time later and each reporting amazingly accurate assessments of their personalities. Note that these people were chosen at random and came from different cultures and were a mix of men and women. Turns out that they all had the same writeup. So I ask you, in this vast universe with nearly infinite permutations, do you think a Chinese geomancer with a simple disk can determine your fate? Do you really want to hand over control of your destiny to simplistic fatalistic mumbo jumbo? If you do, then you deserve what you get. Happy New Year....from a Rat.
Posted by tatyyuen on Fri, 20 Jan 2012 at 16:32 PM

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