[Error: unknown template qotd]well, you see, the Year of the Rat does not begin until February 7 (this year). i was born in a Year of the Rat. usually those things about Chinese zodiac years, if they aren't very precise, will tell you that my birth year was a Year of the Ox, but upon closer inspection i find that i (myself specifically) was, in fact, born before the Chinese New Year that year. So I'm a Rat. heheh.