Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Nian Nian You Yu

Every Luna New Year, hubby and I would make some handicrafts to display. I liked to use red packets to make lanterns in the past, but not anymore. In recent years, hubby made fish. All fishes in the photos were made by him few weeks ago.

Why fish? Because the Mandarin pronunciation of fish 鱼 is "Yu" which has the same sound as 餘 - 剩 餘 "sheng yu". The Chinese phrase 年年有魚/餘 (nián nián you yú, or "every year there is fish/leftover"is a homophone for phrases which could mean "be blessed every year" or "have profit every year".


  • At Wednesday, 25 January, 2006, Blogger Tazz said…

    Lin, Angie, Jadepearl, Rachel, Fonia & Judy:

    Something went wrong with the Nian Nian You Yu entry, hence I had to delete and repost. All your comments are gone. Hope you don't mind. :)


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