How Do You Spell "Carie" In Chinese?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate

This weekend, the City of Addison in North Texas hosted its annual, 3-day Taste Addison festival.  And quite honestly, festival season can never arrive soon enough for me.  That's because I'm a ... well, um ... somewhat of a "Festival Junkie."  Ask anyone who knows me, and he or she will vouch for my self-imposed label.  Today, Lorrie Semler, my friend, ActiveRain comrade, and a Keller Williams' Addison specialist, graciously invited me to join her for some tasty food, refreshing drinks, and lively entertainment.

While walking around the festival on what can only be described as a glorious, blue-sky-picture-perfect-day, we encountered Jinki Yan – a delightful Chinese artist situated under a shady tree   eagerly painting Chinese calligraphy for festival patrons.  After she asked me to write "Carie" on the page of a spiral notebook, Jinki created an exquisite work of art – personalized especially for me.  I must admit, I never imagined how beautiful the name Carie could be as it is translated and illustrated in Chinese below.  Plus, if you look closely, you will see an arrow pointing to a red image on the lower right side of the picture.  Using a stamp to make this red impression, Jinki explained that the resulting image is a symbol of good luck.  Of course, I asked her to please make sure she had plenty of red ink on that stamp of hers.  Because, like most everyone, I can certainly use all the luck I can get.

Thank you, Jinki, for the latest addition to my collection of "Carie" keepsakes.

Carie Shapiro At Taste Addison


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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

What happened to her boots?  I thought I got them in the frame. Glad you had a good time at Taste Addison!

May 19, 2013 10:52 AM #1
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Lorrie:  You did!  I decided to take my blog post in a different direction.  What can I say ... you know us creative types :)

Anyway, I had a swell time ... thanks again!

May 19, 2013 11:16 AM #2
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Carie, That is a treasure and it looks really pretty. I would have it framed if I were you.

May 19, 2013 12:01 PM #3
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Carie, these festivals can be a lot of fun and clearly one of the highlights of summer.

May 19, 2013 04:20 PM #4
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Debbie:  I'm thinking about it!  Thanks, I like it too :)

Bob:  Yes, festivals and art fairs are definitely one of the highlights of summer, for sure :)

May 19, 2013 08:39 PM #5
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Rogers, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Carie looks like a lot so stuff a child with a black crayon would write.  I do enjoy the symbols the Chinese use but for the life of me I would never figure it out.  Need to frame that :~)

May 19, 2013 08:44 PM #6
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Carie,I'm a festival junkie too! I knew I liked you for a reason! I love the way your name looks in Chinese!

May 20, 2013 06:32 AM #7
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Carie:  I hope we soon find that new Chinese rendition of your name within your marketing.  How novel and memorable that would be!!


May 20, 2013 06:44 AM #8
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

James:  I can't decipher it either ... yet it sure looks pretty, doesn't it?  Thanks :)

Connie:  Thank you ... my fellow Festival Junkie :)

Gene:  Like part of a new logo ... cool!  I'll think about that one.  Yes, it would be novel!

May 20, 2013 10:44 AM #9
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