Happy Monkey Year

Happy Monkey Year 2016 🐴🐵😊
馬上封侯 Immediate High-Ranking Promotion with Swooshy illustration. Interesting old idiom using two animals to refer to prosperity and promotion for Chinese New Year. 馬=horse. 上= above, on top of. 封=promotion. 侯=marquis, nobel, nobility, high rank position. “猴 monkey” in Chinese sounds the same as “侯 marquis”. When 馬 and 上 are combined, it becomes an adverb meaning ‘immediately’, a very clever twist.   
 
Instagram: kamweiatwork 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s