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Monday, January 31, 2011

CMY (Chong Mou Yin / Zhong Wu Yan)



You may notice Mom labels me as "CMY" - nope, it is not Cyan, Magenta and Key ... (although I have to admit, I'm very colourful..) ..

But,



Hold and Behold...



Hold Longer..


CMY stands for Chong Mou Yin (or Zhong Wu Yan!)

She was an Empress to King Qixuan of the Qi State

Empress Chong Mou Yin (Zhong Wu Yan) was known for her "unattractive" looks. However, she was intelligent and well-learned! She was made Queen by King Qixuan and his most trusted!!

According to History-Cultural China - Empress Zhong WuYan was described as having " ... thick neck, large fingers, a big nose and a visible larynx. She was also dark skinned with a hunchback, and her voice was unpleasantly loud and harsh.". 
(YIKES!! She reminds me of my Mom!)

16 comments:

Cat-in-Sydney said...

" ... thick neck, large fingers, a big nose and a visible larynx. She was also dark skinned with a hunchback, and her voice was unpleasantly loud and harsh."

But CMY, you are none of the above! Must be your intelligence then. Well, all felines ARE intelligent. purrr....meow!

Chika said...

CMY.. The way u sit... really look like an empress... so powerful... =D

thefluffies said...

CMY, i love your pose. Such a cat-empress :)

Au and Target said...

Well you certainly are a regal furry fluff...

Thanks for purring for Au. He's eating a little then not eating. I'm worried sick - as I'm sure you can imagine. Purr for us both?

Kea said...

Maybe the Empress was actually a man in drag? Because none of those physical attributes describes you at all!

Hannah and Lucy said...

CMY - you look very regal sitting on the floor - but surely you should have a golden throne - we must speak to Bin about this.
Your face is very pretty - it looks as though you have a half mask on as the change from light to dark colour furs is in a straight line.

Luscious Lucy said...

CMY, you have now put an official end to the rumors about the queen. Yes indeed, you are very beautiful and regal. We bet your mom is the same, too :)
xoxoxo

Admiral Hestorb said...

What a queenly LOOKING girl. What beauty! Oh I think you are just gorgeous! Mommy does too.

Wolfie, thank you so much for coming to see me. Would you like to share my new quilt for a nap?
xoxox

OKcats said...

CMY, you are just beautiful! And we think it's more flattering to be named after a wise person than a handsome person. But those were not nice things to say about your Mom!

Katnip Lounge said...

At least you got a royal name, which all Cats deserve!

Ginger Jasper said...

Yoiu have a lovely name , very beautiful and fit for a queen I say.. Hello your majesty.. Hugs GJ xx

Miss Kitty said...

Thank you for the history lesson which I could have used when I ran for governor of California in the last election under the name Empress of California.

Wishing you all the best
Miss Kitty

Ramblingon said...

xoxox to SpiderMeow.

Admiral Hestorb said...

SpiderMeow, thank you for my name, xox

Admiral Jia2,

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww beautiful CMY!!! You are a wonderful and beautiful Empress!!! You reign over your subjects with such AWEsome presence!!! You are just lovely!! Like your adorable mum!!! :-) Take care
x

Jacqueline said...

Lovely kitty, lovely name...Happy week ahead, precious friends...kisses, extra for Lucky...Calle, Halle, Sukki