While The Mountain Is Not High, Dragons Live Here

A dear friend once recited a poem that describes the ideal (if there is such a thing) home and its guests. It starts with the title of this entry. I’ve been searching, in vain, for a good Chinese calligrapher to write a couplet from the main poem.

It was presented to me as a surprise “pre-housewarming” gift. Apparently he carried it all the way back from Shanghai. Like me, he felt that such a grand poem should not be done in any old “Mickey Mouse” writing.

Speaks For Itself...

His father, an old-school Chinese scholar, said this particular couplet is just about the most arrogant sign a person can hang on his door.


Anyway, I shall now leave you with a picture, from a recent dinner, of an Uni Takoyaki with melted Uni on top.


Posted on 7th Nov 2007 in About, Fun


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Anon commented on November 8, 2007 at 10:58 pm

Dragons don’t live on mountains, shouldn’t it be “While the seas are not deep, Dragons Live Here”?


Ivan commented on November 8, 2007 at 11:29 pm

You could be right! 😉

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