Fu Qi Xiang

Stumbled across this phrase in conversation with someone at work.

‘fu qi xiang’ (foo-chi-si-yung)

Ad hoc meaning, ‘look of the couple’.

It gets applied to couples who look alike. In Chinese culture it is very very very lucky. Turns out if you find somewhere you look alike, you’re destined to be together forever.

When asked by my colleagues if there was an equal sentiment in the West, I said ‘no’. I couldn’t think of any couples from family to friends that looked alike.

But then I realised there was a sad phenomenon in some cultures…..

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