Hi, long time no post. Sorry about that.
I'd like to share some of the Asian pop music my students enjoy. Here is a song that they frequently pick for singing contests.
Here is a translation:
Only because of you will my world be beautiful. Because of you, my sky is never dark
You give me joy, you sadly cry for me
Prospers for me, letting me open my wings and Fly
Your words your years, your smile your beauty
In my eyes, you exceed the most beautiful rose
Holding on to my dreams and flying forward,
not hiding, not withdrawing
You are the fortress on my road to success
Give me wings, allow me to soar
Give me strength; it's you who made me strong not afraid of injuries because you are by my side
Your smile and your tear is the most beautiful sun on my dream road.
Judging by the lyrics, I thought it was a love song but the music video is more of a bromance or "believe in yourself" message, I think...
We took full suitcases home from China, mostly stuffed with gifts for the folks back home. Some silk shawls and scarves, silk jewelry bags, traditional cosmetics, Chinese wine, and so forth. So what to pack for the return trip to China?
In the weeks leading up to our visit to Canada, Ross and I would say to each other, we must remember to pick up this or that item to take back to China with us. There are some food items that are impossible to find in our corner of Shandong province. For example, sweet pickle relish, Kraft dinner, bread that isn't slightly sweet, sour cream and for some reason, chicken livers. It's easier to find Western food in Beijing, I'm told, which isn't surprising. And probably the international food choices are improving every year because of domestic interest on the part of the growing Chinese middle-class. They're starting to buy more ice cream and frozen pizza and small thin frozen boneless steaks that are marketed to them as being the acme of European sophistication.
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I blog about my research into Jane Austen and her world, plus a few other interests. Welcome! My earlier posts (prior to June 2017) are about my time as a teacher of ESL in China (just click on "China" in the menu below). More about me here.
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