Friday, May 30, 2008

Jiang Cheng Zi by Su Shi

Jiang Cheng Zi by Su Shi:
Written by Mr. Su Shi at year of 1075. (Song Dynasty)
Translated by Laijon Liu

Ten years living and dead have torn us apart.
I try not to remember,
But it’s hard to forget,
Your lonely grave at thousand miles away,
And nowhere I could tell you about my lonely griefs.
Even though we met, how could you recognize me
Thru this dusty face and my frosty hair.

Last night, I suddenly came home thru a serene dream,
By the small window, you were there,
Putting the make up on.
We were staring at each other, without any words,
Only our tears shed thousand streams.
Year after year I grieved for the place:
When the moon shone bright at night
Over that low pine covered small hill.

This is another one of my favorite poems of Mr. Su Shi. When he wrote this for his dead wife, Ms. Wang Fei. At that time, Mr. Su was 40 years age, during his exile caused by a court’s political conflict, and his wife had past away for 10 years. He could not go visit his wife’s grave near his home. In a Chinese old saying that our thoughts of day give us very same dreams at night. So surely he missed his wife day and night. He wrote a short note about this poem stated that this piece was a record for his dream at night.

I’m a sensitive person, coz I know every time I read this poem I feel my tears gonna come out. And I think this poem is an example how a husband should love his wife. But on another thought, he was very lucky and so was his wife, that thru this poem I truly felt I am lacking of something that they had, their pain made them alive, even drew out the tear of dead man walking.

十 年 生 死 兩 茫 茫
不 思 量   自 難 忘
千 里 孤 墳   無 處 話 淒 涼
縱 使 相 逢 應 不 識
塵 滿 面   鬢 如 霜

夜 來 幽 夢 忽 還 鄉
小 軒 窗   正 梳 妝
相 顧 無 言   惟 有 淚 千 行
料 得 年 年 腸 斷 處
明 月 夜   短 松 岡

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Don't Climb Up On Me

Wang Jiang Nan
By Anonymous Tang Dynasty Poet

Don’t climb up on me,
If you climb, then you’ll be obsessed.
For I am the willow tree by the river Qu,
This person breaks, and that person climbs,
Love is just for the moment.

This poem was written about the prostitutes of Tang Dynasty.
Many scholars guessed the meaning is about a prostitute gave warning to her client, probably a young guy who really started to love her, and she feared that he would get hurt, so she wrote him this poem to bring the young guy back to reality.
In Chinese history, prostitution was a mandate policy that for the government to pleasure its traveling officials as benefit who serving their duty far away from their home under the emperor’s decision, and in public, there were many prostitution business that run by commons also, to benefit from commons. There were two types, feast maids and bed maids. The feast maids mostly served with their trained talents such as poetry, songs, instruments, dances… they served in the feast, of course they might serve more. And bed maids served by the bed. Most young girls were sold by their parents due to poverty or lustful greed, so from young age they started to live a slave life to be trained with literature and art and many other things for their master’s business, and only their master or government had right to grant them freedom. So they could not have a love life nor freedom as the pretty woman movie tells, until their old age or death arrive.

River Qu was an entertainment region near the capital.

From this poem that I can feel the affection of both lover, but the last line is a brutal truth that she has to tell from 3 aspects: her reality, his reality, and all her client’s. It is heartbroken moment to tell someone she loves, with a lie of her true feeling, but a brutal truth of reality. To her, love is never a moment thing, otherwise why she warns her lover?




Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Climb Le You Field

Le You Field
By Mr. Li Shang Yin (Tang Dynasty 813-858)
Translated by Laijon Liu

Toward the evening I feel no comfort,
So I drive my car to the ancient field;
The setting sun shines infinite splendor,
But it is just close to the falling dusk.



Fruit Treatment For Common Disease

Following article is from link:

Some common ailments and fruit and vegetable juices found beneficial in their treatment are mentioned below:

Acidity: Grapes, orange, mosambi, carrot and spinach.
Acne: Grapes, pear, plum, tomato, cucumber, carrot, potato and spinach.
Allergies: Apricot, grapes, carrot, beet and spinach.
Arteriosclerosis: Grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, celery, carrot, lettuce, and spinach.
Anaemia: Apricot, prune, strawberry, red grape, beet, celery, carrot and spinach.
Arthritis: Sour cherry, pineapple, sour apple, lemon, grapefruit, cucumber, beet, carrot, lettuceand spinach.
Asthma: Apricot, lemon, pineapple, peach, carrot, radish and celery.
Bronchitis: Apricot, lemon, pineapple, peach, tomato, carrot, onion and spinach.
Bladder Ailments: Apple, apricot, lemon, cucumber, carrot, celery, parsley and watercress.
Colds: Lemon, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, carrot, onion, celery and spinach.
Constipation: Apple, pear, grapes, lemon, carrot, beet, spinach and watercress.
Colitis: Apple, apricot, pear, peach, pineapple, papaya, carrot, beet, cucumber and spinach.
Diabetes: Citrus fruits, carrot, celery, lettuce and spinach.
Diarrhoea: Papaya, lemon, pineapple, carrot and celery.
Eczema: Red grapes,carrot, spinach, cucumber and beet.
Epilepsy: Red grapes, figs, carrot, celery and spinach.
Eye Disorders: Apricot ,tomato, carrot, celery, parsley and spinach.
Gout: Red sour cherries, pineapple, tomato, cucumber, beet, carrot, celery and spinach.
Halitosis: Apple, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, tomato, carrot, celery and spinach.
Headache: Grapes, lemon, carrot, lettuce and spinach.
Heart Disease: Red grapes, lemon, cucumber, carrot, beet and spinach.
High blood pressure: Grapes, orange, cucumber, carrot and beet.
Influenza: Apricot, orange, lemon , grapefruit, pineapple, carrot, onion and spinach.
Insomnia: Apple, grapes, lemon, lettuce , carrot and celery.
Jaundice: Lemon, grapes, pear, carrot, celery, spinach, beet and cucumber.
Kidney Disorders : Apple, orange, lemon, cucumber, cucumber,carrot, celery, parsley andbeet.
Liver ailments: Lemon, papaya, grapes, carrot, tomato, beet and cucumber.
Menstrual Disorders: Grapes, prunes, cherry, spinach, lettuce turnips and beet.
Menopausal Symptoms: Fruits and Vegetables in season.
Neuritis: Orange, pineapple, apple, carrot and beet.
Obesity: Lemon, grapefruit, orange, cherry, pineapple, papaya, tomato, beet, cabbage, lettuce,spinach and carrot.
Piles: Lemon, orange, papaya, pineapple, carrot, spinach, turnip and watercress.
Prostate Troubles: All fruit juices in season, carrot, asparagus, lettuce and spinach.
Psoriasis: Grapes, carrot, beet, and cucumber.
Rheumatism: Grapes, orange, lemon, grapefruit, tomato, cucumber, beet, carrot and spinach.
Stomach Ulcers: Apricot, grapes, cabbage and carrot.
Sinus Trouble: Apricot, lemon, tomato, carrot, onion and radish.
Sore Throat: Apricot, grapes, lemon, pineapple, prune, tomato, carrot and parsley.
Tonsilitis: Apricot, lemon, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, carrot, spinach and radish.
Varicose Veins: Grapes, orange, plum, tomato, beetroot carrot and watercress.

When on a raw juice therapy, the prescribed juice should be drunk every three hours. One canthus take juices five to six times a day. A glass of water mixed with lemon juice and 20 to 30grams of honey may be taken first thing in the morning on arising.
Thereafter, the prescribedjuice may be taken at three-hourly intervals. The quantity of juice on each occasion may be 250ml on the first day. This quantity may be increased by 50 ml each succeeding day till one takes600 ml on each occasion. The juice diet can be continued for 30 to 40 days without anyill-effects. The patient should take adequate rest during the raw juice therapy.
Raw juices act as a cleansing agent and start eliminating toxins and morbid matter from thesystem immediately. This often results in symptoms such as pain in the abdomen, diarrhoea,loss of weight, headache, fever, weakness, sleeplessness and bad breath.
These reactions,which are part of the cleansing process, should not be suppressed by the use of drugs. They willcease when the body is able to expel all toxins.
After the raw juice therapy, the return to normal balanced diet should be gradual, and in stages.
In the beginning, two juice meals may be replaced by milk and fruits. Then gradually juice mealsmay be substituted by a balanced-diet.


胃酸: 葡萄、桔子、mosambi、红萝卜和菠菜。
粉刺: 葡萄、梨、李子、蕃茄、黄瓜、红萝卜、土豆和菠菜。
过敏: 杏子、葡萄、红萝卜、甜菜和菠菜。
动脉硬化症: 葡萄柚、菠萝、柠檬、芹菜、红萝卜、莴苣和菠菜。
贫血症: 杏子、Prune(干梅)、草莓、红葡萄、甜菜、芹菜、红萝卜和菠菜。
关节炎: 酸樱桃,菠萝,酸苹果,柠檬,葡萄柚,黄瓜,甜菜,红萝卜,生菜,菠菜。
哮喘: 杏子、柠檬、菠萝、桃子、红萝卜、萝卜和芹菜。
支气管炎: 杏子、柠檬、菠萝、桃子、蕃茄、红萝卜、葱和菠菜。
膀胱疾病: 苹果、杏子、柠檬、黄瓜、红萝卜、芹菜、荷兰芹和水田芥。
伤风: 柠檬、桔子、葡萄柚、菠萝、红萝卜、葱、芹菜和菠菜。
便秘: 苹果、梨、葡萄、柠檬、红萝卜、甜菜、菠菜和水田芥。
大肠炎: 苹果、杏子、梨、桃子、菠萝、番木瓜、红萝卜、甜菜、黄瓜和菠菜。
糖尿病: 柑橘水果、红萝卜、芹菜、莴苣和菠菜。 腹泻: 番木瓜、柠檬、菠萝、红萝卜和芹菜。
湿疹: 红葡萄、红萝卜、菠菜、黄瓜和甜菜。 癫痫症: 红葡萄、无花果、红萝卜、芹菜和菠菜。
眼睛混乱: 杏子、蕃茄、红萝卜、芹菜、荷兰芹和菠菜。
痛风: 红色欧洲酸樱桃、菠萝、蕃茄、黄瓜、甜菜、红萝卜、芹菜和菠菜。
口臭: 苹果、葡萄柚、柠檬、菠萝、蕃茄、红萝卜、芹菜和菠菜。
头疼: 葡萄、柠檬、红萝卜、莴苣和菠菜。
心脏病: 红葡萄、柠檬、黄瓜、红萝卜、甜菜和菠菜。
高血压: 葡萄、桔子、黄瓜、红萝卜和甜菜。
流行性感冒: 杏子、桔子、柠檬、葡萄柚、菠萝、红萝卜、葱和菠菜。
失眠: 苹果、葡萄、柠檬、莴苣、红萝卜和芹菜。
黄疸: 柠檬、葡萄、梨、红萝卜、芹菜、菠菜、甜菜和黄瓜。
肾脏混乱: 苹果,桔子,柠檬,黄瓜,黄瓜,红萝卜,芹菜,荷兰芹andbeet。
肝脏疾病: 柠檬、番木瓜、葡萄、红萝卜、蕃茄、甜菜和黄瓜。
月经混乱: 葡萄、修剪、樱桃、菠菜、莴苣白萝卜和甜菜。
绝经期的症状: 正是季节的水果和蔬菜。
神经炎: 桔子、菠萝、苹果、红萝卜和甜菜。
肥胖病: 柠檬、葡萄柚、桔子、樱桃、菠萝、番木瓜、蕃茄、甜菜、圆白菜、莴苣、菠菜和红萝卜。
痔疮: 柠檬、桔子、番木瓜、菠萝、红萝卜、菠菜、白萝卜和水田芥。
前列腺麻烦: 正是季节所有的果汁,红萝卜、芦笋、莴苣和菠菜。
牛皮癣: 葡萄、红萝卜、甜菜和黄瓜。
风湿病: 葡萄、桔子、柠檬、葡萄柚、蕃茄、黄瓜、甜菜、红萝卜和菠菜。
胃溃疡: 杏子、葡萄、圆白菜和红萝卜。
静脉窦麻烦: 杏子、柠檬、蕃茄、红萝卜、葱和萝卜。 喉咙痛: 杏子、葡萄、柠檬、菠萝、修剪、蕃茄、红萝卜和荷兰芹。
扁桃腺炎: 杏子、柠檬、桔子、葡萄柚、菠萝、红萝卜、菠菜和萝卜。
静脉曲张: 葡萄、桔子、李子、蕃茄、甜菜根红萝卜和水田芥。
*伤心: 男人喝酒,女人服冰机灵和巧可力

当在一种未加工的汁液疗法,应该喝规定的汁液每三个小时。 一眼角作为汁液五到六次每天。 与柠檬汁和20水混合的一杯对蜂蜜30grams也许被采取第一件事在升起的早晨。 之后, prescribedjuice也许被采取在三每小时间隔时间。 汁液的数量也许每次是在第一天的250ml。 这个数量也许每次增加50 ml直到一takes600 ml的每成功的天。 汁液饮食可以继续30到40天,不用anyill作用。 在未加工的汁液疗法期间,患者应该采取充分休息。 未加工的汁液作为一个洗涤的代理并且开始立刻消灭毒素和疾病问题从thesystem。 这经常导致症状例如在腹部、腹泻、重量亏损,头疼、热病、弱点、失眠和口臭的痛苦。 不应该压制这些反应,是净化心灵过程的一部分,使用药物。 他们willcease,当身体能逐出所有毒素。 在未加工的汁液疗法以后,回归到正常平衡饮食应该是逐渐的,和在阶段。 首先,二汁液饭食也许被牛奶和果子替换。 然后mealsmay的汁液由逐渐替代平衡节食。

Monday, May 19, 2008




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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Round Fan Poem (Sad poem) 团扇诗

Round Fan Poem (Sad poem)
By Anonymous Han Dynasty Poet
Translated by Laijon Liu

A piece fancy fabric I newly made,
It’s shining and clean as frost and snow.
I cut it off to make a love fan,
Round and complete as the bright moon.
It's in your sleeve whether you come or go,
And when you move, it gives a cool breeze.
But I often fear that the autumn will arrive,
For the cold wind robs the hotness and warm;
And to abandon it, throw it into a box,
The love is stopped halfway.

There are other sources say this poem was done by a concubine of Emperor Han Cheng, who lost favor in the sight of the emperor after new maids arrived in the palace, her name were Ban Jie Shu. Some say that some other poet did it. Anyway this is a really good poem, that the poet using a love fan that made of cut fabric to describe herself, and autumn as a season that comes inevitably to her. But she did not know that the emperor being a jerk that broke her heart, and many falling for her after hearing her cry.


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

By Heaven! 上邪!

By Heaven! 上邪!
By Anonymous Poet of Han Dynasty
Translated by Laijon Liu

(1st Translate)
Oh Heaven!
I shall be with you and known,
Forever without a break!
If mountains fall off their top,
River and stream dry up,
Winter thunders and summer raining snows,
Heavens and earth joints-
Then, I dare to break up with you.

(2nd Translate)
By Heaven!
I shall be with you,
Forever without end!
Till mountains fall and rivers dry,
Winter thunders and summer snows,
Heavens and earth joint-
Then, I'd break up with you.

This poem was included in a poem collection of Han Dynasty, but it might be dated older than that period. This is the most well-known Chinese love poem for over 2000 years, and this poem always on the first page of any Chinese love poem book. It is very suited for such love of two that sworn to be as long as the days of nature, a good wedding poem, also a teenage love poem that only young people do have such strong faith to believe their love at first sight will conquer everything in the world, for them to truly understand and taste the fruit of love by their pure faith, oh I shall envy them! I can only obtain a bit experience when I am strolling in the liquor store. So this poem is for whoever in love, especially young people; when we are young we can love, but getting older, we worry about marriage, and sometimes not our own.

Chinese (word for word):

上邪! (Oh Heaven)!