Thursday, December 17, 2009

Good Fortunes Don't Just Come In Cookies

Today we enjoyed a meeting with a man who we hope will one day allow us to provide him with architectural services. Of Asian descent, he explained to us that he speaks Cantonese and was very pleased with our logo and the name of our company.

He went on to explain that in Chinese many words are very similar phonetically and so sometimes numbers carry a cultural meaning based on another word they sound like. These are called homophones.

As it happens, in Cantonese the number 1 sounds like the Cantonese word for “Easy” or “Certain” and the number 8 sounds like the Cantonese word for “Prosperity” or “Wealth.”

We were pleased to learn that the big 18 in our logo suggests Certain Prosperity and this gentleman felt we’d probably do well in China! For starters, we’re just hoping to do well here in Orlando.

1 comment:

  1. Wish you guys all the best. I am sure you will do great in Orlando too.