Friday, March 22, 2013

Malaysian Booty

No, not taut, sweaty, pumping Malaysian buttocks.  That's already been done.  These are the things my friends brought me back from Malaysia after visiting relatives for the Chinese New Year.

Soon brought me back two ornaments.  Or at least that's what they are now.  They went into the Christmas tree storage area so they make it onto our Christmas tree.  Baby Jesus would approve I think.

Here's the other one.  I really like the knotting on this one, and the dragon on the other one.  However, the threading hanging off the bottom of this one reminds me of the two colors of beads your earn in the Boy Scouts.

And he brought Eryn a craft project.  So I made the first one.  I apologize that part of his hat is on backwards in this photo.  Soon said they're the Fu Lu Shou.
Fu Lu Shou (simplified Chinese: 福禄寿; traditional Chinese: 福祿壽; pinyin: Fú Lù Shòu) is the concept of Good Fortune (Fu), Prosperity (Lu), and Longevity (Shou). This Taoist concept is thought to date back to the Ming Dynasty,[1] when the Fu Star, Lu Star and Shou Star were considered to be personified deities of these attributes respectively. The term is commonly used in Chinese culture to denote the three attributes of a good life.
I could have used that Good Fortune one last year prior to the accident.  Hopefully he'll do me some good this year.  But Soon said the one I built is definitely not longevity, so I better get on it.  I don't really want to be prosperous, lucky, and dead.

And Ming, Ming brings me food.  Which is very cool.  I haven't tried any of it yet.  I've sort of been saving it for sometime special.  Like a Durian and biscuit/cookie coffee break when Kyle comes over.  We can sit around, drink a big, steaming cup of sugared, creamer-laden, durian goodness and reminisce about that time we saw Jean Luc at that cafe' in Paris.  I thought about dropping in "durian" for vanilla in the Jean Luc commercial, but I'm too lazy for that, and they'd probably sue me for use of something that's not under creative commons. (Hey! Giles is a sexy Nescafe coffee guy!)

Soon Ming.  They won't sit there for a year.  I promise to try everything.

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