Saturday, July 20, 2013

Have a Nice Day

My tuk tuk driver the other day was born in Kathmandu which explains why he has this particular sticker on his vehicle. This emblem is prevalent in Nepal and it has come to represent the country itself. The eyes are meant to be those of the Buddha and signifify his all-seeing and all-knowing qualities. The coiled line below the eyes is the Nepalese number one which symbolizes unity and enlightenment. When I see the round yellow shape, however, all I can think about is one of those happy faces that says "have a nice day".