Have you been Macao casino before? Have seen this animal stand at outside of casino? This is a lucky symbol for chinese. This animal is called Pixiu which only existed in chinese myth. Asian people all know Pixiu is the ninth son of dragon, and it has a big mouse but no fundament which means money come in its stomach but no way can come out. It only eats money and baddies’ heart. So, it is very popular in china, lot of people put this as home decoration because people believe it can bring more money them and protect their safety. In addition, I have seen this in ANZ bank around china town, I think lot of people have no idea why ANZ bank put the strange photography at entry gate. In fact, this is very common in china , almost every bank have a pair of Pixiu which stand at entry gate.
Phoenix is a kind of bird which I never say, I suppose it is imaginary. But, phoenix was used regular to represent empress. In ancient times, only empress can wear the cloth with phoenix pattern. Same things as phoenix, only emperor can wear dragon, but the first picture shows a women who wear a dragon because she seized power from her husband which is long story in chinese history.
The meaning of “F“ letter has been changed the meaning in the commercial area.
As we know, Fendi is an Italian high fashion house best known for its “baguette” handbags. And Fendi logo is made by one normal “F“ and an other obverse “F” together, so the logo has changed meaning of “F” potentially to luxury and fashion.
An other example of “F” is a famous blog which is facebook. Almost every young people like use it , and the logo of facebook is a small letter of “F” witch has changed meaning of ”F” to internet, chat tool or facebook time.
An other funny thing is lot of people like to write abbreviation during chat time. And the letter “F” could explore many totally different meaning when it use with the other letters. A good example as the image shows, there could make many different meaning when people text “WTF”.
This picture shows a chinese number gesture of seven.
Chinese number gestures are a method of using one hand to signify the natural numbers one through ten. This method may have been developed to bridge the many varieties of Chinese. And most of business people use it in market, especially during bargaining when they wish for more privacy in a public place.
In the other hand, as the second image shows it has been changed the meaning from seven to eight in different regions. So it can represent “7” or “8” demand on different places.
In the other point, if we do a gesture which used 2 hand to show “7”, that means “I do not like something” or “snooty”
The heart has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral, and in the past also intellectual core of a human being.
Most people use heart to represent the word of love. Especially for people chat in internet where not allow people see each others’ face. So there are lot emoticons of heart created to represent different meanings.
This heart reflects to chinese flag which created in 2008. The chinese flag heart has been used popularly in china because the Olympic Games will open in china at 2008, but Olympic Flame was blocked in the other countries. So chinese people made an internet campaign which recommended every chinese to use the chinese flag heart to support the Olympic Games in china.
If you chat on line, you must have see this kind of emoticon, it used two heart to replace eyes and means desire
A cute emoticon again, kiss with a heart which means I love you.
A cross is a common symbol we can find in church, hospital, the red cross organization, and also in a math book.
The cross is one of the most ancient human symbols, and is used by many religions,such as Christianity. It represents and memorializes Christ’s death. A great variety of crosses has developed, some with specific symbolic meaning and others that have simply become culturally associated with certain groups.
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The Roman numeral for ten is X.
The chinese character for ten is 十
The addition sign in math (plus+)
”+” also for check result of blood or urine test, “+”means positive
Our group name is Quirky Durian, the reason of this name is 3 of us is like a durian smell bad but test good. And each of us has strong protection to protect ourself. Outside is strong but inside is soft and nice taste.
Besides, because we got a funny name, so I want to create a cute logo but with a quirky face. I have been searched lot of image about durian, but I still think this is a challenge of logo design.
The first character of durian is its hard surface. So I follow this character and drew some ideas, just want to make the shape more and more simple then the shape can work perfectly with the typeface.
Finally, I choose best two idea and traced in Illustrator.
Funny but quirky.
Typeface I choose Hiruko-Black Alternate because it is cute and suit our logo design.
I have saw this red door in Hungry Jack at burwood. This red door make me feel uncomfortable because when I was younger I hear some story from my sister, and the story is about a red door will raise a spirit.
Before my sister’s school gate is red, and then they are lot of strange things happened in the school. Then when the door change to the silver, everything is fine.
This is my favorite part, palm reading has a long time history in china above 3000 years and it has become more and more scientific in recently. And, just in these 10 years, a range of very interesting reports of palm reading has been published in china’s magazines and newspapers. The report explored people’s palm can reflect their organs, and the author is a doctor who are study chinese herb medicine. In addition, the doctor said she has used palm reading to help a thousands patients to fix their problem, and the accuracy rate of palm reading is 97％. What I am think of palm reading? For me , palm reading is true, and amazing. When I read some information about palm reading I found most thing they said in my hand is correct. Besides，I think in ancient times, because the physic was poor, so ancient chinese they found patients who have same problem will have a similar palm lines, then they believe palm can read our health.In the other word, palm reading just like a statistics. For example , my friend she said her family have kidney problem, and then I found his family all have short and thin litter finger.These 3 types of palms have different meaning and reflect different characters.#1
Green line_Life lineAs we see the green line is called life line which relates to people’s life-span and health, if this line too wide and not able to read that mean weak，lower immune system, especially in digestive system. Normally, if you the line over you middle finger you could easy to get stomach trouble.
#2_Red line_Heart lineWhen you see your boyfriend or girlfriend have the heart line like this, you should ask yourself a questions: *1 Do you think he/she love you or not?If yes, congratulation! You are so lucky because he/she is one-man woman/one-women man. They are honest and strong will.
＃3 No head line This is a typical palm type chinese people do not like. Unfortunately, if a girl got this palm in the old time, she will very hard to find a husband. Because in chinese superstitions the red line across over the palm which means girl will bring some bad luck to her husband. In fact, people’s palm line like this which means smart and confident, but the way of talking is flat-out and offend someone easily. And an interesting thing is lot of white people have this kind of palm, so I think that is an other reason why white people’s thinking is more straight than asian people.
This is a kind of crystal called red phantom. My new year gift from my grandmother and she is a buddha. She believe this beads will bring me health and lucy in the next year. In addition, the beats also can let all the devil things go far away. In fact, I did some research about this “red phantom” crystal which got a kind of energy can help people’s brain and body health, also good for liver and kidney.
The second things I heard from my friend is also about a stone.
Rhodochrosite is a luck red stone which is popular in china because some girl believe it will bring love to them .
So, an other name of this red stone called “Mr. Right” which means this stone is normally for girl who desire a boy friend and a true love.