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April 4, 2003

Sinographizing Your Name

Just happened on the site of Nana Lau, a starving artist who has translated a zillion gringo names somehow into their Chinese calligraphic equivalents. I think that's cool enough that I dropped her a little PayPal donation. This might be an engaging addition to a WebQuest about China, or about language.

I've seen people who will do this for you on a t-shirt in Chinatown in San Francisco or New York and it occurred to me that if they thought you were a jerk they could easily crank out a shirt for you that says "I suck!". Unless you've got Chinese friends, you might never find out, and might wonder about the titters you get while wearing it proudly around Beijing.