Internet Slang

白毛女 [bái máo nǚ],開封菜 [kāi fēng cài] & 金拱門 [jīn gǒng mén]

白毛女 [bái máo nǚ] n. The white haired girl. This Internet slang term is a humorous moniker for Starbucks. The White Haired Girl is one of the earliest PRC films.

開封菜 [kāi fēng cài] n. The Kaifeng cuisine. This Internet slang term is a humorous moniker for KFC, because they share the acronym.

金拱門 [jīn gǒng mén] n. The golden arched door. This Internet slang term is the new official Chinese name of McDonald’s.

Wallace Chung

Wallace Fires His Mom

Sorry, mom,
I want to fire you.

I say I will go home after I am finished with all this work.

only when I feel unwell
will I think of my mom: She is probably fine, right?

I am busy day after day.
Only when I stop working will I think:
For life
you must have toiled a lot too, right?

Dear mom,
love and cherish yourself.

Now you have the Ecovacs robots to help you.
All these years, you have travailed a lot
May the mothers all over the world have a happy Mother’s Day.

Ecovacs Robotics
They are robots, they are also your family.


Internet Slang

你的良心不會痛嗎 [nǐ de liáng xīn bú huì tòng ma]

你的良心不會痛嗎 [nǐ de liáng xīn bú huì tòng ma] <Expression> Doesn’t your conscience feel pain? This expression originated from an Internet joke about the bromance between Tang poets Du Fu and Li Bai. The joke claims that Du Fu wrote 12 poems for or about Li Bai, but Li Bai reciprocated with only one poem. The joke writer felt sorry for the “mistreated” Du Fu and questioned Li Bai if he felt guilty for his “cruelty” with the aforementioned expression. Regardless of its original interrogative tone, this expression is now often used humorously to tease someone.

Wallace Chung

Wallace Chung on “Three”

wallace-chungFate, morals, courage, sensibility—parts of everyone’s life. Story, journey, experience, composure— a game of three. Mortals blunder, masters blunder by mistake. The balance of Taiji; the principles of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism. Those are my takeaway from the film “Three.” When I was on the set, I often saw Director To acting like a vagabond doing his favorite thing, bold and unbridled. His world goes beyond considerations of good and evil and lends itself more to the portrayal of reality. Since part of the reality is humanity, any thought that is supposed to cross a character’s mind he wouldn’t shun. Hence, “classic” means to Director To making the films that he wants to make and letting time form the tribunal. “Three” will definitely become Director To’s new classic. “Where there are three men walking together, one of them is bound to be able to teach me something.” We will prove that.

[Note: According to Wikipedia—

Taiji (simplified Chinese: 太极; traditional Chinese: 太極; pinyin: tàijí; literally: “great pole”) is a Chinesecosmological term for the “Supreme Ultimate” state of undifferentiated absolute and infinite potential, the oneness before duality, from which Yin and Yang originate, contrasted with the Wuji (無極, “Without Ultimate”).

Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is a system of philosophical and “ethical-sociopolitical teachings” sometimes described as a religion.

Buddhism is a religionand dharma that encompasses a variety of traditionsbeliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachingsattributed to the Buddha.

Taoism (also called Daoism) is a spiritual, philosophical and religious tradition of Chinese origin that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (also romanized as Dao).]


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Alterantive Endings of Stories in Classical Chinese

If the stories in classical Chinese went this way, they would probably afford great satisfaction to everyone.


— On the evening of the 12th night of the 10th lunar month of the Yuanfeng reign, I undressed with the intention to sleep. The moon shed light on the room, I got up at its invitation and ventured out. To find company to share the fun, I proceeded to the Chengtian Temple to find Zhang Huaimin.

— Zhang Huaimin: Not interested.

“Journal of A Night out at the Chengtian Temple”: The End


Source: Weibo