Tuesday, March 30, 2010
By Liu Guo (Song Dynasty)
Translated by Laijon Liu
Our deep feeling, truthful thought,
Your thin eye brows, and my smooth beard;
In that chamber under the bright moon,
And flowing sound of our instrument,
Together we composed the melody of spring.
O, I think of you, I recall you,
My spirit longs, and in my dream I search;
Our emerald blanket with fragrance and warmth,
And cloud under our bed curtains,
But now, I am waked from drink.
This poem is in elementary school, well,
Usually adult just think that kids are idiots.
Until, they figure out what the poet talks about,
And they will stop meditating on it.
By Ms. Zhu Shuzhen (Song around 1130)
Translated by Laijon Liu
Alone I walked, alone I sat
Alone I sang and drank
And alone I lay to rest.
For a long while I stood
With a heartbroken spirit
But the chill spring wind
I had no solution to fend
Who would understand?
My tears washed off all my face cream.
Anxiety and illness
That I must endure all night
By picking the lonesome candlelight
Yet, a dream I could not make.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Laijon Liu 2010.03.21
With what I must measure you, Mother?
Your infinite depth and weight
When Yahweh hovering above you,
Did He bless you with his years?
Your sacred sovereign blue mass
Contains all the past and future
And the living and dead on earth
Must embrace you as their home.
Vast, your limit stretches into sky
And deep, there are worlds beneath
Continents are sketched out by your hands
Peaks and rivers, you support and collect
Sun gives you warmth and golden glare
And moon draws your mood and tide
Rain and clouds you create and spread
All life on earth are waiting for your bless.
Yet, silence and roars both your voice
Peace and chaos your unpredicted ways
In your realms of shallow and deep
We always taste bitterness and salt
And heroes drift across your worlds
To obtain battles and fall in your toil
All lovers of voyagers on your beach
They kneel down and pray in tears.
Ah, time travels beyond your space
A weary journey that seems eternal
But our prime always too short to last
How we strive for victory and home
Fate, gods’ orders and men’s faith
Chance, gambling luck and wily works
But how can we endure your stillness
Like an old man sitting on the sunset shore.
Yes, the orange sun does rise every dawn
Like he always keeps his promise to you
And by watching this we firmly believe
That you will eventually carry us home
So we held up our staff and called out to heaven
Like we’d already mastered your smashing wave
Then people followed, the book written
To pass down this miracle of unseen.
But could we ever order you to calm down?
Or set our feet of peace to walk upon you?
How much faith we need to divide your depth?
Even Paul got across your void by boat.
And we, only hold steering wheel to adjust
Hope for a good weather or to survive the storm
When a seagull or an isle suddenly appeared
We jump up for joy, and then fear what’s to come.
In you every person searches alone
Since our birth we learn how to swim
One man stretched out his hand toward another
And one girl holding a boy’s hand, waiting for a kiss
Then they embraced; looked into each other’s eyes
Exchanging vows in front of crowd
And walked off the red banquet carpet
To set off for another voyage and to be together at last
And what is waiting for them is the same
As all of us waited since our existence
You, my love; and you, our home.
In you always journey and we start anew
On the board we lie down and look up
The universe is filled with infinite stars
And you rock us like your infant child
Till we sleep, into a world of unknown.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Spring and Autumn (Chun Qiu)
Metal Rock with New/Modern Poetry
This is awesome Metal band with good lyrics of Modern poetry! And I listen them every morning to get me pumped!
Video and Album Links:
A Call From Afar
Among Mountains and Sea
Second Hand Rose Band
China Northeast Folk Rock
Very song is cool and comic rock, good melody. Really uplifting rhythm and spirit. Very clever and truthful lyrics that blended the experience of daily life into their song. It seems that Northeast Folk Melody married perfectly with fundamental RocknRoll elements. Very cool creation!!!
The following are their song links and Amazon album:
Fate and Survival
Wolf Heart Dog Lungs
Night Is Deep
On The Way
Thursday, March 4, 2010
By Du Fu
Trans;lated by Laijon Liu
The flowers filled the footpath
In the garden of Lady Huang Fourth,
Thousand and ten thousands bloom
On the branches and weighing down.
The lingering playful butterflies
Over the flowers dance and dance,
And unrestrained charming orioles
On the branches sing and sing.
What a beautiful scene. But did Du Fu truly tell us where was he?
Who was Lady Huang (黄/Yellow) Fourth? Why her first name was a number? Was she a flower planter? What was her business with poet Du Fu? And why Du Fu used character “Search寻” instead of “see赏/观/看”? Maybe flower indicates other thing or people or woman? It might be an entertaining place that involves a lot of beautiful girls dancing and singing. And after such good experience, the great poet wrote down this very famous verses, that many pupils can recite, but scholars don’t want spend time to explain. The poem is always infoed with one line: the Lady Huang Fourth was a friend of Du Fu.
Regular readers of this site may remember that several months ago, we covered the story of the sexually incompetent panda at a zoo in Thailand, who was being shown panda porn to get them ready for breeding.
Well, now video has emerged of exactly what the panda's sex education sessions look like - and it turns out that he gets shown the porn while in a small cage, with photographers looking on, and men pointing to the screen and telling him to watch it.
Just the thing to put you in the mood.
The panda in question is Chuang Chuang, who has previously been accused by zookeepers at the Chiang Mai Zoo in northern hailand of being to fat to have sex.
As well as the smut, zookeepers have also tried seperating Chuang Chuang from his mate, Lin Hui, to increase the sexual tension - and intriguingly, staged a mock wedding between the two.
Prasertsak Buntrakoonpoontawee, head of Pandas at the zoo, says in the film: 'Having Chuang Chuang watching the mating video and listening to the sound is a way to arouse him and encourage him to imitate (the activity). Before he might have been clumsy and not known how to approach and react to a female panda. Now he will remember and imitate the video.'
And he's backed up by Zhang Yu, a Chinese expert on pandas (the second interviewee in the video), who notes: 'We usually use a video of other pandas mating during mating season to show to the ones who will be mating for the first time. After that, they will naturally know how to do it themselves.'
My question is, how idiotic this concept is! I have been watching so many porns and everynite, but why still clumsy to approach a woman?:-) Also I do react around woman whether watch the video or not, the problem is, they don't react to me or most time they react against me:-)... And who are these people running the zoo? High school kids?:-) So they think they've learned from the video and then they can do it. huh.:-) Next time maybe they should put two pandas into one cell together watch porn, that might just boost the scoring chances:-) but be sure not same sex, ha, they would never produce a cub:-)
It might be Chuang Chuang's problem, maybe he is not attractive to other stuck-up bitch pandas, or they lock Chuang Chuang in the cell and makes him to watch too much video that other pandas are getting it but not him, that might just kill his confidence and spirit:)