Adieu Dragon salute Snake

11th February 2013

Year of the Snake Chinese calligraphy

Happy Chinese New Year and welcome to the Year of the Snake!  The Water Snake celebrated its first day in abrupt fashion, blinding sleet and snow arrived in North London yesterday evening (I hear some parts of London were virtually snowless?), nice one.  I’ve been pretty much stuffing myself with boxes of sour Mandarins and sumptuous pork crackling gifted by friendly Chinese neighbours. I then had a go at Chinese calligraphy, it has taken me 5 attempts to perfect the scribble effect of both Chinese Traditional characters ‘Fortune’ and ‘Snake’, with the help of my aged Chinese ink and brush.  It doesn’t look that bad.

Once again, Happy Chinese New Year, let the Water Snake bring mobility, tranquility and prosperous future.

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  • Tsui Chung 11th February 2013 at 20:02

    Beautiful writing Kit, I think all my years at Chinese school still wouldn’t have produced something as neat as yours!

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  • Marlene @ chocolatecookiesandcandies 11th February 2013 at 20:06

    I’m impressed, Kit! Based on our conversation via Instagram last year, you’d know that I can barely write one to four in Mandarin. I think I’d better stick to speaking instead!

  • MeiLiya 11th February 2013 at 20:28

    Your Chinese calligraphy looks flawless, I’m amazed by your skills. Did you learn Calligraphy as a child?

  • Katheryn 11th February 2013 at 20:56

    Impressive work Kit.

  • Mao Mao 11th February 2013 at 20:57

    Happy Lunar New Year!

  • Melbourne Laser Clinic 11th February 2013 at 22:11

    Have a great one, Kit.

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  • Anaisey 11th February 2013 at 22:12

    I want a Chinese tattoo!

  • Mun 11th February 2013 at 22:39

    Very nice, kinda reminded me of those days when I had to hand in the calligraphy homework that I had to rush through but mine was nothing like that lol :)

  • Tina 11th February 2013 at 22:53

    I hope you have a wonderful year!!!

  • Kyeong 11th February 2013 at 23:28

    I’m so glad to found your blog accidentally through one of your your Instagram pictures, I really really love your blog and your photography. Following you now.

  • Maggie 12th February 2013 at 01:04

    新年快乐! 恭喜发财!

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  • Olga K 12th February 2013 at 05:21

    Happy Snake Year Kit.

  • Jonelle 12th February 2013 at 12:25

    This reminds me of my calligraphy lessons at school, not that I knew Chinese of course, I wasn’t that great LOL.

  • Supreme 12th February 2013 at 15:36

    Love your scribbles 😀

  • Dancome 12th February 2013 at 15:36

    Happy New Year Kit, wish you and your family and friends prosperous future.

  • Sara 12th February 2013 at 22:06