Carrie Lam 成事不足,败事有余

事不败事

Literal meaning:
Accomplish affair not foot
Lose affair has surplus

Carrie Lam is a person who is 成事不足,败事有余. Someone incapable of accomplishing anything but well able to destroy us all.

成cheng2

City
Has
Eternal
Night
Guards
ACCOMPLISH BECOME (because the city is achieved once it is walled guarded and defended!)

事shi4

matter affair

it is a hand stirring a stick; “stirring shit up”.  Mixing one’s self into others AFFAIRS

不bu4

not. it is a picture of a knot of rooted wood stump as a symbol of NOT UNABLE (because stumps are immovable thanks to their roots). NOT

足zu2

picture of a human foot. highly stylized. FOOT by extension as metaphor SUFFICIENT (cf Eng. ‘finding footing’; foothold, toehold).

败bai4

bei clam on the left is phonetic and semantic because what is lost is a thing of value. hand with a stick on the right indicating the fight. clubhand clam LOSS

Bigotted
And
Ignorant
LOSE

事4

有you3

have. it’s a hand on the top left (VERY stylized stick figure) and a slab of ribs on the bottom right 月)。  Hand HAS a slab of meat

余yu2

It’s a house under construction and the surplus bits are the two dots on the bottom. We see the fram from the side. The house is incomplete but what is symbolized here is exactly the idea of SURPLUS

Yes
Ubiquitous

SURPLUS

 

 

 

 

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