Starry Night which painted by the Dutch post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh in June 1889 is one of the most famous masterpieces in the art world. The images of the painting are always printed on souvenir everywhere, like coffee cups, mugs, T-shirts, towels, etc.
This painting – Starry Night was painted in 1889 when the artist, Vincent Can Gogh stayed at the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole. He painted the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room with an imaginary village just before sunrise.
This painting has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1941.
This time, the one of the most recognized painting in Western art – Starry Night was printed on a silver coin and issued by Republique du Tchad. The coin depicted the detailed texture and its typical swirling brushstrokes, the moon and morning stars. The details of the pattern were presented on the coin beautifully. Starry Night fans absolutely won’t miss this collection. Let get this magnificent piece of numismatic coin on your working desk or your showcase in your living room.
This is a one of the interesting items in my collection.
Mahjong, which has developed in China since many years. And this game is very popular in China, Asia and online. Mahjong is also a game which people believe that it can help elderly people prevent dementia. Care Centres for elderly people in Hong Kong will encourage elderly people to play Mahjong with each other.
I have to declare that I do not play Mahjong and do not know the games rules about Mahjong.
These Mahjong coins are farewell gifts to some of my friends who are going to leave Hong Kong very soon. One of the features of Hong Kong people are playing Mahjong, love to be rich, and love money. The golden Chinese word “發” on the coin is the meaning of “Get Rich and Good Luck”. Wish my friends who will have these Mahjong coins will be rich and always be lucky in other places.
Some say: No reason to stay is a good reason to go.
Me: Even if I had a million reasons to leave, I would still look for one to stay. It’s because this place is lovely.
It was a terrible morning and I was reading the news in my office about the trade war talks between China and the US, the impeachment about Mr. President and the unrested protest in Hong Kong.
The conclusion about all these news would be: the growth of the economy is slowing down.
“There are usually two sides to every story. The economic environment is getting worse, and the government just tried to make up some reasons.” said my Boss. And he was just having his cup of black coffee and expressed his indifference about all these news.
“But the protests in Hong Kong is nothing about economy, it’s a political issue!” I totally disagreed with his view of point and I was quite worried about my friends in Hong Kong.
“Don’t trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar. Go as far as you can to see. When you get there, you’ll see further.” He replied.
“Why you always think that everything is about money?” I asked and I always doubted him about it.
“You’re too young to understand. Money is the root of all evil.” He answered and he went out of his office.
Unhappy news, evil money, my “apathetic” boss. What a terrible morning.