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This blog celebrates the beauty of Asian men by illustrating the depth and variety that is so often missed by those who make foolish statements like "All Asians look the same." It is primarily a photo blog, but I will also occasionally write comments related to Asian men and gay life as it relates to them.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Out of the Blue (A World of Color, Day Six)

Note: This is part 6 in a series of posts titled A World of Color. You can read the previous posts here: Introduction, Red, Orange, Yellow, and Green.

Blue is one of the most versatile colors. It is also probably one of the most agreeable colors. You don't hear of people disliking blue; in fact, most everyone enjoys some shade of blue.

Blue can be positive, evoking feelings of trust, loyalty, stability, and calm. But it can also be negative, as in the term "feeling blue."

Blue is one of the most relaxing colors. It slows the metabolism and produces feelings of calm. It also tends to suppress the appetite, which is why blue is not that often used in promoting restaurants or other food services.

Blue is the color for mourning in Iran. In Western cultures, a bride often will wear "something blue." This is an ancient tradition dating back to Bible times in which blue represented purity and faithfulness.

And, of course, after looking at all these pictures of hot guys, you may experience "blue balls."

Blue-ribbon men...


Kit said...

"hou lan ser" which translates as 'liking the blue color' in chinese sounds a lot like 'i like men'- "hou nan ser". may not be a hoot now but in an all boys school everyone was careful to say it right.

Michael said...

But which way was right? :-)