Now my desk looks distinctly more.. Chinese. When I first saw the antique 寿brass pull, the first thing that popped in #mywarpedmind was the disciples of 洪安通 in 鹿鼎记 going “洪教主仙福永享，寿与天齐” with Jordan Chan doing a haphazard prostration. It was so funny I decided I’d need this pull. Everytime I see it, I burst out laughing. Clearly most things that are properly Chinese about me come from watching too many Wuxia flicks*. Especially the Louis Cha 金庸 ones. He beats Tolkien hands down. Tolkien sends me to sleep. In contrast, more than half my life later, my brain can still remember a random line from The Duke Of Mount Deer.
*Unfortunately they didn’t fix my mysterious weird Chinese accent congenital to The Brother and I, that make us sound like Angmohs pretending to speak Mandarin. I think one of my nephews has that problem too.