Monday, 18 May 2009
The Joy of Jade and the Heights of Humour
(This pic is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons under a GNU Free Documentation License.)
Today I have been writing a factual piece about jade and how it is viewed by the Chinese. I’ve done a lot of work about China in the past year and each time I start some new research I find it utterly fascinating. The picture is of a jade fish from the Shanghai Museum (at least it is if you can see it all. I'm having problems importing pics since I lost my photo editor when I had to have my hard disk cleaned last week. I haven't got around to replacing it yet. On my system it's only showing half of it) My researches tell me that a jade fish is a symbol of affluence.
Sometimes, though, I wish I could get my head around writing humour. It’s not a style I am any good at, apart from some very subtle sub texts in a few of my articles written rather tongue in cheek. While some people might get it, others would be completely unaware.
One of my colleagues over at Writelink has a wicked sense of humour and writes a lot of really funny stuff. If you are looking for something to cheer you up, check out some of the posts on DW’s Showcase. I guarantee it will have you rolling around in stitches.
Another hunour blog I am now trying to follow is Shalampax Speaks. It’s about the goings on in a fictional country and for me its episodes are now unmissable. I only wish I could dream up funny stories like that.
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