opening treat 開張啦

2010.2.27 new eatery on queen road west 皇后大道西新食店|

flower board was common 30, 40 years ago. it serves many purposes. it is big and loud to pronounce opening of business; red and flowery to spell auspicious fortune; it represents congratulations and courtesy sent by friends and colleagues (check the listing on the board, they are the contributors). glad to see this traditional and local art comebacks. It actually scores one modern note, it is much more environmental – think about much less flower baskets being replaced by this gorgeous board.

早三四十年前常見新店棚戲都有繁華的花牌助慶添喜氣。但近十年二十她們幾乎絕跡。乘著集體回憶的大浪潮,慶幸花牌重現。雖然現今的花牌已經少了昔日的巨細無遺,佈滿花朵而每朵都是獨立手造,然而傳統手藝得以重見價值,紅刺刺花喇喇地粉飾灰塵面目模糊的街道,總是可喜的。何況花牌也添上新的功能,由她們取代鮮花籃,不是很有環保作用嗎?

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