Willie has over the years done some consulting work, for forestry companies outside of South Africa. Several times he was lucky enough to go to the Far East, specifically Thailand. His exposure to the Thai culture and food, has left a lasting impression on both him, and our home.
Every time he returned back home to South Africa, he would have a longish stop-over in either Singapore or Hong Kong. The shopping in both obviously being a huge attraction to somebody who likes electronic gadgets! Even though he came back from his trips with great electronic “toys” for us, it’s really the little things that I treasure most.
One of these was a little chop (or stamp) he had made in Hong Kong with my name in Chinese. It came in these beautiful little boxes. One with the red ink, the other containing the actual chop. The chop is carved out of a greenish stone (not Jade, however!).
This is what my name (“Lisa”) looks like in Traditional Chinese. At least that is what I hope it says! Although fellow blogger Herschelian (from Jasmine Tea & Jiaozi), who is currently living in Beijing China, has verified this for me.