Friend: the word to honour 2012

In response to my previous post, Chinese Character of the Year 2012 Revealed: From ‘Tiny’ to ‘Lust’, my friend Vera Poh from To Dad With Love told the world with a warm heart that she would choose the Chinese character 友 (pronounced as yǒu; meaning ‘friend’) to be her character of the year 2012.

Here is the character ‘friend’ in Chinese, as chosen by Vera.

Poh Character of the Year 2012If you have been on WordPress for a while, you might also share Vera’s reflections on this Chinese character. Aren’t we not grateful that we’ve found some genuine friends through blogging, especially on WordPress? The most invaluable experience on WordPress is that many friendships have transcended nation, age and culture. Friendships have flourished and minds are nurtured. Our life has thus been wonderfully enriched.

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14 thoughts on “Friend: the word to honour 2012

  1. todadwithlove

    Oh, Janet, I am so touched by this post. And in case you don’t already know, you are one of the best things that has happened to me not only in my blogging year, but my blogging life, not just in 2012, but in my life. XOXO

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  2. Janet Williams Post author

    I find our new friendship truly remarkable — all through blogging and sharing. I thank you for being there for me. Best wishes for you. You’re always on my thought. We’ll meet one day.

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  3. maxim sense

    Oh, this Chinese character was so meaningful to me. For sometime it dominated my header until it disappeared for reasons I only vaguely understood. If this is to be submitted to voting, I vote for “FRIENDSHIP”. I will remember 2012 best with this Chinese character. I couldn’t agree more with your friend Vera.

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  4. eof737

    WordPress has helped us build community, but it is a microcosm of the real world; it takes effort and mutual interest to build friendships online and offline. Some work and some don’t. Happy Holidays! 🙂

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