chanelle77January 04, 2010, 10:32 AM posted in General Discussion
Or, a thousand li journey, starts with a single step...
This saying can probably apply to getting your driving licence or any other action involving the government in China, but for me it stands for learning Mandarin :-).
For my 2 year China (arrived 010108) anniversary I have 2 seals made, one with my name+dragon and one with Lao Zi's saying. I am very happy with them and would like to share them.
At first we had some issue, because of communication problems (left dragon I found too dark) and he carved something wrong, but in the end it all turned out just fine.
changyeJanuary 04, 2010, 01:56 PM
The left dragon is indeed "阴刻" (yen1ke4), but I'm not sure if the right one is "阳刻" (yang2ke4).
bodaweiJanuary 04, 2010, 02:36 PM
That is very cool. Your dragons look like the long whispy ones in 'Spirited Away'.
If you would like an artist contact in China (perhaps for doing the preliminary sketch before you get this kind of work done) PM me. Specially if you would like this beautiful kind of work tattooed - a permanent record... :-)
Guys - aren't the dragons the same; they just have a different background. Does that make them 阴and 阳?
chanelle77January 05, 2010, 06:12 AM
@Bodawei, Spirited Away is a very nice movie, loved the original themesong :-)
@Changye /. Bodawei
Yes, the first yin seal is actually the wrong one, but wanted to share it, I found it too dark, the second, yang, one is not the opposite or, but only an adjustment...
@Tal, thx, I think many of us can relate with that saying :-)
你好， 第一个是“dragon script“, 师傅告诉了我， 这是很特别的文刻。我不知道在中文怎么说。。。才知道他说了"文字体系 跟小龙的头一样的"。。
swkxljMarch 29, 2010, 07:25 AM
很高兴见到你们，很希望能和你们作朋友，互相沟通，互相学习！ My skype id : kaixin_zhang001.
TalJanuary 04, 2010, 01:14 PM
But now you've got a Yin dragon and a Yang dragon chanelle!
Anyway they look great! Thanks for sharing, (and that is a truly great proverb.)