My Family Name

shen

My first try with the chinese calligrpahy brush after so many years!

This is my family name. In Mandarin, it’s pronounced shen. In Hokkien/Teochew, it’s pronounced: sim.

I like the alternate meaning of this word. 沈 also means to be (buried) deep in thought.

Author: Jonathan Y. H. Sim

Jonathan Sim is an Instructor with the Department of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore. He is passionate about teaching and he continues to research fun and innovative ways of engaging students to learn effectively. He has been teaching general education modules to a diverse range of undergraduate students and adult learners at the University.

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