08 January 2009

Lazing cat


Mao Mao lazing on my sister's bed.
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6 comments:

dmarks said...

Mao Mao? I once heard of a cat named Chairman Meow.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Heheh, yes, I have heard of a cat with that name too. I saw it on a kitten website once some years earlier.

Cat in Mandarin is 'Mao'. Yes, the pronounciation is the same as that dead dictator but the Chinese character is totally different. Many words in Mandarin have the same sounds but totally different meanings.

dmarks said...

The first time I found the name Mao outside of the famous dictator was in an old Jackie Chan movie, in which he played a policeman named Mao. Then I started to learn that it had to be a more common name.

I've added a detailed comment in response to yours, on my blog post about the Grand Rapids skyline. Let me know if you want to see more photos like this.

brat. said...

Did you name the cat, Chou?

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

No, my mother did, Hobonita.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Dmarks, I am not sure of the surname Mao and which Chinese character it represents. You are probably right in that it had to be a more common name. Strangely enough, I don't think I know anyone with that surname.