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Learn Chinese culture through Chinese papercutting art (6): which one do you like most

M: do you like to see more papercutting to choose some you like most now?
M: If I can make papercuttings, can you image what my first work will be?
U: show me

M: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=8722333148
M: can you understand this one? that words mean “Fortune”
M: or “Luck”
U: i think its very nice looking
M: but it is out of date sort of.
M: People would like to buy it near the lunar new year (2011, rabbit year)
M: now, it’s too late
U: i see
U: but…it is still very attractive
M: Yeah, that rabbit is quite lovely.
U: so what other papercuts are you considering
M: http://sqfqf.taobao.com/?search=y&scid=24692704&scname=taXVxbz01r0%3D&checkedRange=true&queryType=cat
M: I’m doing market research
M: which one do you like best?
U: good job
M: πŸ˜›

U: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=3537051814
M: oh, last time, I wanted to find this one to show you but I didn’t find it.
M: Is it because they are Long and Feng?
M: anyone else?

U: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=4296528976
M: If I didn’t tell you they are Long and Feng before, do you still like them?
U: this one is mysterious
U: i like them
M: oh
M: it’s the scene that you will see from a typical Chinese house in Southern China.
U: ok
M: it’s named “snow scene”
U: it is one of better black and white ones
M: oh, what about those ladies?
M: two papercuttings of red lady

U: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=3586129288
U: this one?
M: Noooooooooo
M: they are children πŸ˜›
U: you said two ladies


M: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=4296526832
M: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=3531420998
U: The second one i picked already
M: when?
U: the first one i overlooked…but its very attractive also
U: yeasterday i think
M: no, yesterday, you chose two water birds
U: i remember seeing it
M: you must have chosen her at your dream after you saw her πŸ˜‰
U: maybe…was she the one who made the soup for me in my dream?
M: sure πŸ˜‰

M: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=3531416652
M: what about this one?
U: Coolio!Β Β  but a bit on the female side
M: oh, if choose one from that one of “long and feng” and this one, do you think which one I should order?
M: maybe I should order that big and fat colorful fish
U: the fat colorful fish is great
M: :)
U: order all of them
M: πŸ˜›

M: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=8768451088
M: what about this one?
U: its good also
M: I think this one is less good than that one you said it’s on the female side
U: yes…i agree
U: but still good
U: and attractive
M: what about that one with two children who you said are two ladies?
U: its very nice….but not as attractive as the others
M: I agree
U: ok…i have to go now
M: ok
U: i’ll see you real soon
U: much to talk about
M: I have got some ideas about what I will order so far
M: πŸ˜‰
U: ok…great
U: and make sure you check my spelling before posting
M: but I won’t order that red lady you have dreamed of.
U: ((sweat))
M: no, I won’t check it.
M: I may order those flowers, fish
M: I don’t think that people will buy that one with ladies.
M: where will they put?
U: i have no idea
U: they will buy because of the artistic beauty and decide where to put when they get it
M: oh, i c.
M: ok, time for you to go
M: anyway, when I think ofΒ  those two children, I can’t help smiling. πŸ˜›
M: you said they are two ladies.
U: what do i know
U: good night
M: good night
U: ((hug))
M: ((hug))

Learn Chinese culture through Chinese papercuttings art(5): which papercuttings do you like most

M: oh, I show you some papercuts and you pick one you like most to me. ok?
U: ok
M: http://sqfqf.taobao.com/?search=y&scid=24692748&queryType=cat&scname=utrJq8%2FWtPrFybz01r0%3D
U: time to understand Chinese culture instead of japanese
M: pull down the webpage
M: I like Chinese culture much more than Japanese culture.
U: yeah..because you are chinese
M: I like Greece culture too.
U: ???
U: men having sex with boys?
M: those ancient legendary stories.
M: quite romantic
U: ok…seems you know little of ancient greek culture
M: :)
M: Do you like Indian culture?
U: not really interesting…but the Kama Sutra is interesting
M: I just like Chinese culture and Greek culture around the world now.
U: so…which of the papercuts are you getting
M: I want to see what kind of papercuts you like most
… …
M: you haven’t tell me which papercutting you like most on that link.
M: it’s past midnight by the way.


U: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=3536726966
U: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=8767818810
M: πŸ˜›
U: those two i like the best
U: but all are nice
M: why do you like them? they are two water birds
U: birds say…chirpity chirp chirp chirpity chirp chirp
M: you don’t like those papercuttings in white and black that much.
U: chirp chirp
M: πŸ˜‰
U: i like the colorful one’s
M: oh, those birds are a couple
U: and i think most other people would too
M: oh, i c.
U: black and white looks good on film
U: but not on a papercut
M: oh
U: a band-aide looks better on a papercut
U: ha ha
M: πŸ˜›
U: ok
U: on that note
M: good night :)
U: good night
M: ((hug))
U: ((hug))

Learn Chinese culture through Chinese papercuttings art (4): papercuts and papercutting, which one is correct?

U: by the way….is the correct way to “papercuts”
U: in english it actually mean getting a small but painful cut on your hand or finger from the edge of a sheet of paper
M: oh, but on ebay, if you search “papercuts”, you get those paper art works.
U: i think maybe before you list these in eBay…maybe find another term for these fine works of art
U: really?
M: yeah
M: absolutely
U: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papercut
U: maybe you look at this
U: maybe you should consider using the term…Chinese papercutting
U: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papercutting
M: http://shop.ebay.ca/?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=papercuts&_sacat=See-All-Categories
M: http://shop.ebay.ca/i.html?_nkw=papercutting&_sacat=0&_odkw=papercuts&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313
M: papercutting also works
U: http://cgi.ebay.ca/Suicidegirls-1-Papercuts-03-2007-Courtney-Riot-Acce-/220744963014?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item33656cd3c6
U: this was in the search
M: it’s terrible.
M: it seems that papercutting is better
M: tks
U: Most of the people with access to paper for an entertainment cause such as art were usually nobles in royal palaces[1]. The Song Dynasty scholar Chou Mi mentioned several paper cutters who cut paper with scissors into a great variety of designs and characters in different styles, and a young man who could even cut characters and flowers inside his sleeve[2]. The oldest surviving paper cut out is a symmetrical circle from the 6th century found in Xinjiang, China[2].
From the 7th to 13th century, paper cutting became popular especially during Chinese holiday festivals. The art spread to the rest of the world in the 14th century.Throughout the Qing Dynasty many papercutting skills were developed including drafting and the use of smoked papers. By the end of the Qing ruling however, new art forms were being introduced. The Republic of China later tried to revive the art in the 1980s[1].
In the rural countryside in mainland China, papercutting is a traditionally female activity. In the past, every girl was expected to master it and brides were often judged by their skill. Professional papercutting artists are, on the other hand, usually male and have guaranteed incomes and work together in workshops.
M: oh,
M: a lot of people have made mistakes on eBay.
U: just trying to help
U: perhaps it increase viewers to your listings
M: but so many people have made mistakes, so that that word becomes sort of popular
M: πŸ˜›
M: tks a lot
U: but the american meaning of papercut…is the cut on the finger
M: oh, i c.
U: people will not normally type an the word papercut to find and art form
M: πŸ˜›
U: hope you understand this
M: I need to change “papercuts” to “papercuttings”
M: I see.
U: mention Chinese art
U: or chinese art form
U: chinese papercutting art
U: you should include chinese or art
U: or both
M: and handmade
U: it will show up better and more in search engines
U: exactly
U: you get it
M: πŸ˜›
M: great idea
U: its like everytime i see you mention papercuts…i automatically think of a painful “papercut” i get from time to time
M: πŸ˜›
U: so try those suggestions and see if traffic increases
M: but three Americans had competed to bid on a set of “painful papercuts”
U: yeah…but maybe 13 or more would have IF….you know
M: sure
U: i think these papercuts are really beautiful and i’m very interested in maybe learning how to do it
U: i know its not easy
M: if you search “papercuts”, there are more listings show up than search “papercutting”
U: really
U: make your best judgement
M: is the word “papercutting” accountable or unaccountable?
M: countable
M: uncountable
U: i’m only using the sources i linked you to
M: oh, you only use “papercutting”
U: i’m not sure what you mean?
M: if there are two, should I say “two papercuttings”?
U: i suppose
M: oh, I can’t find it on that dictionary. no papercutting, no papercuts.
U:Β  Window Flower…is a good term to use
M: oh
U: i explained what americans think a papercut is
U: maybe papercuts is better
U: try a few different terms and see what gets the most attention
M: great πŸ˜›

Learn Chinese culture through papercuttings (3): two birds, a fish


M: http://www.coolder.com/store/two-birds.jpg
M: do you think they will be popular?
U: its stunning and beautiful
U: it will be popular
M: oh, I have ordered this one
M: and that set of childhood.
U: these will add character to your eBay store
M: πŸ˜›
U: well…time to go now…sorry
M: ok
U: go ahead…you were writing something
M: next time, I will show you more
U: i look forward to it
U: tomorrow
M: you can learn more about Chinese culture through those papercuttings.
U: i’m always willing to learn more
M: will you like to see the last one today?
U: sure

M: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=4391877924
M: the fish in Chinese pronounciation is similar with extra, more etc.
U: awesome….totally awesome
M: that fish can mean you will have more wealth
U: good stuff
M: so in Lunar new year, Chinese people paste its image on the doors or walls to show the wish they will have more good things in the next new year.
U: ok…see you tomorrow
M: ok
M: good night
U: good night
M: ((hug))
U: ((hug))