Thursday, March 31, 2005


It's easy to make lists when you only require them to have two or three items.

Things I'm Wondering About Chinese Language

  1. The origin of the word 干部.
  2. Why 80% of building material stores have 五金 in their name.
  3. Who 汤姆 is.

Things You Thought You Knew, But Any Chinese Preschooler Can Tell You Better

  1. The sun is... red.
  2. Monkeys' favorite food is... peaches.

Cool Samples To Make Your Electronic Music Have "Chinese Characteristics"

  1. Zhou Xuan songs.
  2. Shanghai subway announcements.

Words I Thought Were Stupid In Chinese, Until I Realized That The English Is Exactly The Same

  1. 耳环 (earrings, not always rings)

Signs Of Spring In Shanghai

  1. Ice cream ads.
  2. Mini-skirts.

And in closing, the last four characters on a notice in the lobby of my apartment about paying for your bicycle parking in the underground "bike garage" (自车库) of our building:




At Apr 2, 2005, 8:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't 汤姆 'Tom'?

At Apr 3, 2005, 12:19:00 PM, Blogger Micah Sittig said:

Yes, but it wasn't so obvious, was it?

I'll be updating with answers, and adding more things that I wonder, on the wiki.


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