小白 [xiǎo bái] n. Little+white. This Internet slang term is analogous to “rookie” or “newbie.” This term is often used to describe one’s inexperience in a field. It is a neutral or positive term because it implies one’s need for learning.
【Maybe you can’t keep your youth, but you can age gracefully】Ms. Bai Jinqin is 71 years old this year. Her hair is all gray but her figure is well-built. She prefers being called “Little Bai.” “Little Bai” started working out in 2005 and has kept the habit for 11 years. She got sick often when she was young, but her optimism and habit of exercising helped her “drive out” the illnesses, turning her a fit and chic granny. “Likes” for an “ageless” life! (CCTV reporter Wang Xiaopei)
[Note: Here the old lady’s preferred nickname is a simple combination of “Little” and “Bai” [Her last name which means “white”] but I can’t help wondering if that’s also her watchword: A lifelong curiosity about learning.]