熊孩子 [xióng hái zi] n. “a little brat”, “an annoying kid”, or “an ankle-biter” in dialects in northeastern China, Shandong, and Henan. Sometimes this Internet slang term is used with affection to refer to a mischievous kid.
【Alive, Not Easy! 】 Thanks to my kindergarten where I didn’t drink poisonous milk, thanks to my childhood during which I wasn’t burned to death by little brats, thanks to elementary school classmates for not dismembering me, thanks to my middle school and high school classmates for not killing me, thanks to university roommates for not killing me, thanks to relatives and friends for not killing me, and thanks to colleagues for not killing me. I also feel lucky that I don’t die from any accidents. We survived SARS, the Avian flu, floods, winter storms…we’ve been alive for so many years—it’s by no means easy!
[Note: All the horrendous tragedies you read above happened in China, well, probably in your country, too.
Oh, the kid wasn’t burned to death.]