When in Singapore in January, I learned about a Chinese legend that is supposed to help you attract love. It’s pretty simple.
In Feng Shui, Mandarin ducks are regarded as a symbol of conjugal affection, fidelity, happiness in love, romance, devotion, togetherness and enduring love. They are often used in Chinese weddings because they symbolize wedded bliss as, I was told, they mate for life.
My friend assured me that if I had these figurines in my bedroom, my true love would enter my life. It worked for her just weeks after she put her pair in her bedroom — her sweetheart of the last four years appeared.
I neglected to buy a pair on my January trip, but sought them out when I was back in Singapore a few weeks ago. This time I wasn’t after them for attracting love, since I’d found King Charming. However, I thought these kissing ducks would be a fun way to encourage love persisting.
I bought two sets of duck statuettes — one for me and one for King Charming. When returning home, I immediately set my kissing ducks on my headboard. When King Charming came over the next day, I told him the legend and how they are supposed to help our love last. Then I gave him his pair. He immediately said, “I’m going to super glue their bills together.” Cute, very cute.
So the next time you’re in a store with Chinese decorative items, ask if they have any Mandarin ducks. Buy some, put them in your bedroom — bill to bill, of course — and see what happens!