Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
When we are buying gifts for someone, there are some taboos to observe in my culture. If you are buying a WATCH as a gift to your boyfriend or girldfrind, it is OK. In Cantonese, there is a saying, "piew sum" where 'piew' stands for watch and it also sounds like grab or take away, while 'sum' means the heart. So it shall mean wining his/her heart.
If you give a CLOCK to an old man or woman, especially on his or her birthday, it is TABOO! This would mean that you are telling the poor fella that his/her time is up!
Therefore, do be careful when choosing the gift of time as presents to someone.
What kind of gifts would you like or not like to receive?
This is my entry for Thursday Challenge, the Photo Theme this week is TIME (Hourglass, Clock, Sundial, Calendar, Wristwatch, Old, Young, Aging,...). To view what others have for today, click here.