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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Blerp blerp, it's big fat fish!

More Lunar New Year deco.

This is at Pargo Bugis Junction. Beside Hotel Intercontinental.

Fish for you? Fish is a very auspicious sounding in Chinese. Anyone knows why?


Ming the Merciless said...

WOW! Nice fish lanterns. I like the old Malay style windows too.

Fay said...

Haha, this one I know. "fish" = "鱼", which has exactly the same sound as "余" in Chinese,meaning abundance, affluence, richness, etc.

koeiru said...

2 thumbs up! I really like the symbolism and artistic quality of these gold fish lanterns. Just wondering if these were made by local artist?

Mandi said...

Great photo. These fish are certainly eye catching. They're lovely.

Olivier said...

tres bonne photo. ces poissons sont superbes. tres belles decorations (j'aime beaucoup les bulles d'air)

very good photograph. these fish are superb. very beautiful decorations (I like much the bubbles of air)

Jing said...

haha...i know , i know~~~
and so big fish....we have to put in the fridge...or salt.

Anonymous said...

Neat commentary! I love the fish in the picture.

tigerfish said...

Nian2 nian2 you3 yu2...abundance every year!
I wonder the tails and fins can be used to "fly kite"...?
But these lanterns are puffy!

Shorty said...

Ha! I knew this answer, but Fay beat me to it, which is a good thing, cause for the life of me I could not remember exactly. I read a book once that had a character trying to use a book of symbology to give a meaninful gift-she ended up using cranes, turtles and bamboo.