Wednesday, 8 June 2011

shooting for the moon

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端午節, the 'dragon boat' festival just past, not many people know the true meaning behind it; it's not just about racing boats across the river. The festival stems from a suicide of a Minister who died jumping into the river to make the King hear him out, the villages made dragon boats to warn off fish from eating the Ministers remains whilst the glutinous rice wrapped in leaves (粽/zhong) were chucked into the river so that the fish would eat them instead of the minister, and to this day oriental cultures race across rivers and make 粽 to commemorate the act.

More to the point, when a individual or minority go against the majority it tends to spark up a lot of attention whether in a positive or negative manner.

be sure about one thing.
it's one way to stand out from the crowd

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