Saturday, June 14, 2008
Beijing 2008: An Epic Quest with Cute Mascots
Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games is less than 60 days to go (54 to be exact), I am so stoked about getting to go to China to enjoy the sensational event. I've decorate my desktop with these lovely the mascots of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing; The Fuwa.
The cute Fuwa group consists of five members according to the traditional five elements: Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying, and Nini. Each of the five names is designed to look like a plausible name for a small child, while also achieving a more complex task: when the first syllable of each name is put together, it sounds nearly identical to the phrase “北京欢迎你”, Běijīng huānyíng nǐ which means “Beijing welcomes you”.