Presents! Presents!

Well, tomorrow is my birthday, the big 2-6. But my classes have already begun giving me presents. Yaaaaay!

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This was my first present. I’m told the red color is for good fortune and to ward off evil spirits. It’s of two fish because I told my students that Christina likes to eat fish. And it’s two fish coming together to make a bigger fish to represent our relationship (mine and Christina’s, that is). The knots on either side of the fish are special Chinese knots that have some Chinese name, but I can’t remember what it is. They represent eternity, which is supposed to be how long Christina’s and my relationship and our good fortune will last. Isn’t that lovely?

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