Mother’s Day 2021

Chinese characters for Mother's Day

The 2021 Mother’s Day stall

The Mother’s Day stall at my child’s school was extra special this year because it did not go ahead in 2020. As such, I wanted to make a personal contribution that I would love to receive as a Mum.

I was very proud to donate these framed Chinese characters that I hand painted to help raise funds for the Parents and Community (P&C) Association.

The meaning behind the Chinese characters

The Chinese characters that I selected were beautiful to look at and really positive in their meaning. My hope was that these characters were chosen for someone’s mother or their mother figure.

The first Chinese character is “ma” and the direct translation is mother.

ma which means Mum for Mother's Day

The second Chinese character is “fu” which means good fortune.

fu which means good fortune for Mother's Day

And the third and final Chinese character is “xi” which means joy.

xi which means joy for Mother's Day

Want to gift a Chinese character to someone special?

If you would like a hand painted Chinese character for someone special, please contact Caroline at CGM Marketing and Design.

Caroline can work with you to select the most suitable Chinese character and she will paint it for you and prepare it for framing. Send your request to Caroline at

Chinese New Year 2020

2020 is the Year of the Rat

On the 25th of January 2020, my family and I celebrated Chinese New Year and welcomed the Year the of Rat. The Rat is the first of twelve creatures in the Chinese Zodiac of which includes the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

“Yee Sang” (Prosperity Salad Toss)

As part of our celebrations, we performed the “Yee Sang” otherwise known as the Prosperity Salad Toss to bring us good luck and prosperity during the new year.

Lion dance

The Lion dance is key to our Chinese New Year celebrations so my family and I went to watch the Lion Dance at our local shopping centre, and the drumming transported me back to my childhood in Malaysia.

Chinese calligraphy demonstration

In honour of Chinese New Year, I was invited to do a Chinese calligraphy demonstration for the Kindy class at Amare Child Care in Bassendean, Western Australia.

I showed the children how to write “Gong Xi Fa Cai” which means “Happy Chinese New Year” and “Shu” which means “Rat”.

It was a pleasure to share my culture and traditions with the children and my sincere thanks goes to Stephanie and her team for having me at Amare Child Care.

Further information

If you would like to enquire about my Chinese calligraphy demonstrations or my marketing and design services, please visit my contact page or email