上頭姐妹 [shàng tóu jiě mèi ] and 甜寵 [tián chǒng]

Go Go Squid!

上頭姐妹 [shàng tóu jiě mèi ] n. Intoxicated sisters.

上頭 [shàng tóu] means “(of alcohol) to go to one’s head.” Intoxicated sisters refer to female fans who are so psyched about the sweet romantic scenes in Internet novels, idol dramas and online photos that they simply go bananas!

This slang term is made popular by the TV drama Go Go Squid! which took the country by storm in the summer of 2019. I gave up on the drama after watching a few video clips, because Li Xian’s character Han Shangyan has an annoying poker face and is too dominant in the relationship.

Go Go Squid! is one of those popular 甜寵 [tián chǒng] “sweet and pampering” idol dramas which are replete with sweet romantic scenes where the male lead would do anything for the female lead.

定一個小目標 [dìng gè xiǎo mù biāo]

定一個小目標 [dìng gè xiǎo mù biāo] <Expression> Set a small goal. This expression became popular in Chen Luyu’s 2016 interview with Chinese real estate tycoon Wang Jianlin where Wang said, “To become the richest person in the world, you need to set a small, feasible goal first, such as making 100 million RMB first.” The expression has been widely quoted to describe goal setting in different areas of one’s life. Sometimes sarcasm is involved.