Love Balloon & Balloon Love – Chinese Lantern中国灯笼气球
Size: 83x63 cm
A big helium balloon in the shape of lantern. In the centre there is a big ‘福’ which means “happiness” in Chinese. On its two sides there are couplets '万事如意Wan shi ru yi’ and ‘恭喜发财gong xi fa cai’. Nice decorative balloon to raise for Chinese style celebration.
Why is the character upside down? First, it is definitely not a mistake but to emphasise a deliberate twist of meaning – ‘arriving’. The actual word of “到 (dao) arriving” in Chinese sounds exactly the same as “倒 (dao) being upside down”. So turning the character upside down is to get it arriving! Ok there is no harm to stretch your brain a bit and be an expert of this word play.