Friday 31 December 2010

New Year Fireworks is a Wei Ting Name Game

Apparently, hordes of mainland Chinese and Taiwanese have organised themselves to meet at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney to watch the New Year Fireworks. The first person in line is someone named Wei Ting (groan).

Here's what the Sydney Morning Herald said:

A Taiwanese student with the fitting name of 'Wei Ting' - pronounced 'waiting' - staked his claim at the front of the queue at 3.20pm (AEDT) yesterday.

"As a foreign student, we think the Australian New Year is very fascinating," Chen Wei Ting said, adding that just sitting in the queue overnight was interesting.

Security staff said that those at the front of the line were mostly from China and Taiwan and had organised to meet through Facebook.

Yes, whether they know it or not, people from China (or greater China) have funny and sometimes novel names. And it's thanks to these people that this blog exists. Thanks again and Happy New Year!!

1 comment:

  1. I like ur title of this article.


    and thx for ur common!

    Wei Ting...