I noticed many of the members here are from the Wuyue and Shanghai region of China. I have never been able to identify with CCTV's annual Spring Festival New Year show, and neither do all of my friends, who make it a point never to watch it again. Gradually, I've come to the conclusion that Wuyue culture is radically different from both North China and South China, and it does us injustice by labeling ourselves as Northerners or Southerners.
In terms of a regional color I have found that most people from Wuyue prefer white and blue (blue obviously symbolizes the sea and the rivers). There is no stigma for white and black in the Wuyue region. Both white and black are seen as pure and clean. Many towns and villages in the Wuyue region have no streets, but water canals (houses are built right next to the canals). The color of houses are all white and black as well. No one seems to identify with the dragon, instead if you forced the person to choose an animal or mythical creature, they will choose either the phoenix or a particular fish. The most indigenous food in the Wuyue region is raw crab and fish dunced with alcohol. Crab is very common, with the hairy crab being the most famous.
I selected "none."
Edited by Yun, 18 April 2005 - 08:30 PM.