Monthly Archives: March 2018

Famous Foods and Breasts

Creativity. What will like be like without artistic license. This picture is one of a “pow” or “baozi”, depending on wich of the myriad Chinese dialects you hear.  包子bāozi. I just checked the dictionary and this is the current modern character and romanized version.

There’s some confusion in translating the name into English language, or any other. There is no equivalent in the other languages culture, so a near equivalent is used. To add to the problem, there is a standard size find item and smaller and larger ones.

The comon sioze one fits easily into a hand. Makes sense for a food item that was, and is, eaten hand held. The “tai pow”, “da bao”, whihever dialect you tend to hear, basically means “big” bao. Likely first started as a marketing gimmick to appeal to the more well heeled. (I’m just guessing, and defer to those who do research on this).  Some years back (within my adult life) there was a famouse show business personality with huge breasts. And some smart maker of bao, decided to make his/her/their products extra large, and named their breast shaped buns after this personality.

Large dumpling

Good looking side profile – how a body balance?

Somehow I like this picture. The side profile seem to have some natural aesthetic about it. I was going to crop out the right hand side of the picture, but decided to keep the “noise” because it seems to balance the weight that the mind attaches to the guards tummy, and the side it is facing.


Side profile of guard

What do we see depends on several things in our own mind

This is a simple picture. Quite boring. Unless you notice the hand on the head of the person and wonder why. Then you look around the picture for some clue. Is he puzzled by something? Is it something he is thinking of, or something he has just see or heard? You can probably write a whole page, or more, of the story from just this one picture.

picture story

Simple picture has a story

House for Sale Not to live in

When we see something, there is a context we apply, based on what we notice in the overall picture. In this case the words stand out. “Land for Sale” , not “House for Sale”.  Imagine you read this without seeing the picture. Will your mind visualise or imagine a different type of picture?

old house

Old house for sale