Saturday, December 23, 2006

Translating 老徐 (Sanya, me. And one picture of Wei Qun at home. 7 pictures)

Translation of 老徐's 三亚,我。另小围裙在家中一张。(图7张) post:

I'm back home now, I'm in the middle of readjusting …… I set out at 4AM in the morning to go to the mountains.

(6 more pictures on her blog)

Translating 老徐 (I was wrong)

Translation of 老徐's 错了,我。 post:

I was wrong. I haven't posted in a long time, I've broken my previous record.

I've been busy rushing about for the past few days, I finally had a moment to rest my feet at HaiNan. I'll be returning to Beijing midday tomorrow. If there's no change, in the evening I'll be going to the hills of cold air and frozen ground.

Sanya is really a good place, after you get there you don't want to leave, the scenery outside my window looked like it was painted.

These few days have been hard, one premiere after another, press meetings, too busy to go on the web. When I get back to my room I want to do nothing except sleep. Today, I'm definitely going to have some fun, for now I'll just write a paragraph for my different kinds of promotional work. So I'm not going to write too much, when I get home tomorrow I'll try and upload the pictures I took on my journeys to make up for not posting to my blog.

The air's moist, my skin feels very nice, I'll try for a spa tonight. Good night.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Translating 老徐

Translating 老徐's 日记 [2006年12月15日] strange dairy entry:

The round trip was as long as six hours on the car, frozen cold fluorescent lamps, tasty shredded pork with garlic sauce (鱼香肉丝), traffic jams with a continuous stretch of lorried, I've spent a day in the middle of both being clear-headed and in chaos.

After returning home, there's an unusual quietness, my beautiful children are a bit unwell.

To get membership, the hairstyle had to be in a cute Taurus style.

In future days, this will be both endlessly long and brief posts.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Translating 老徐

Translation of 老徐's 日记 [2006年12月13日] dairy entry:

When I was eating, some guys born in the South started talking about ghosts. These guys were fearfully talking about the idea of ghosts changing colour. The two women which grew up in Beijing treated it with contempt, the conclusion was, the Northern male spirit is strong, I won't say Yin is prosperous and Yang is feeble.

The status of these days have risen, it's been stretched to three times. And the days of our youth 《与青春有关的日子》 A compilation of literary history data 《文史资料选编》 is with someone else. In the past stories, my own days have turned into history.

Certain friends of this blog advised me to talk more about current affairs. But my leader instructed me a long time ago, talk less about government affairs, evaluate other people less. My friend who passed away said, you should spend your days as if treading and as if something's approaching, the full saying: is treading on thin ice, be on your guard for anything. In your 60s and 70s when you've matured and become an elder member of the family, the accent you speak in is all the same. Certain friends on the blog have admitted it. I appeal to everyone to talk more about national affairs, a motive among all the topics available. It's also fulfills the need for rich content.

I've passed the days really carefully, I'm going to do some embroidery.

Translating 老徐

Translation of 老徐's 日记 [2006年12月12日] dairy entry:

Today the patient fled before the battle. I decided at the last minute as I was going through the door that I didn't want to go to the hospital. This proverb describes it well, don't go to the hospital for slight wounds.

The fog outside suddenly got much more serious. In the dim night, the drab colour of the car headlights became a realistic diabolic one-man show.

Idol (偶像) saw a new continent, day after day and restlessly, he strongly recommended a home-grown TV serial. The name is: And the days of our youth (与青春有关的日子). After he handed it to me, he sent me a text message on the very same night pushing me to watch it.

I'm studying it right now, it's pretty good, in it there's a tall actress which I've seen before. she acted lively and cute. Schoolmate Tong Da Wei (佟大为) has grown up, he's a lot more used to acting, he's just growing a little fat …… don't know if it was needed for the acting. This brings me to a serious warning.

Ice cream, lunatics have gone to eat ice cream again. I'm, angry.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Translating 老徐 (Cough)

Translation of 老徐's entry:

Xu's blog has been coughing for half a month now, if she still doesn't go to see the doctor, I fear her illness will grow to big words. Go to the hospital.

Xu's blog is really afraid of going to the hospital, recently she fears doctors and shuns medicine. When little, as soon as she goes through the hospital doors, she examines the front door. It can cure any kind of illness —— it frightens them away.

Xu's blog which fears doctors and shuns medicine is going to the hospital very soon. No matter what medicine she takes, it doesn't help. There's always a bit of a dry cough. After diagnosing myself, it seems like a problem with the lungs.

Before I leave, let me tell everyone Sofia Coppola's (索非亚科波拉) second film, the Chinese name is the unique and sexy queen 《绝代艳后》, it isn't as mediocre as everyone is saying, it's still pretty good to watch. Despite the pace being a bit slow, the viewpoint is pretty interesting. It's a really feminine point of view of a palace drama.

That's it, I'm getting ready to go —— hospital, long white gowns, having X-rays taken, having injections.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Translating 老徐

Translation of 老徐's 日记 [2006年12月09日] dairy entry:

During the afternoon, I took photos for my friend's magazine, she started doing a blue ponytail wig for me but I firmly rejected her. The compromise was to have it in the style of a nest and looking a bit like checkers. The result looked strange though if the photographer liked it, then it'll do. Everything needs a moderate amount of compromise and I'm learning to be less stubborn.

The things that are good looking and the ones that are bad looking are very different among everyone, recently I've been changing my opinions a lot. The things that looked good now look bad and the things that looked bad now look good.

Some people have eaten a huge vat of ice cream recently, how can they, I've got problems with my windpipe so could only watch them, I am, not, happy.

For today's report, I've run out of words again, the main thing is that that female reporter looked familiar, the most important thing is, she's raising four Garfields, there's one I saw in a photo which really looks like my Wei BoEr (围脖儿). However I look at it, it seems like they're related.

I've got a lot of things to do tomorrow, there're a lot of things I need to buy. I haven't seen a film for ages. I just bought Sofia Coppola's (索非亚科波拉) film, Marie Antoinette 《绝代艳后》, I'll study it before I go to bed.

Translating 老徐

Translation of 老徐's 日记 [2006年12月08日] dairy entry:

An advertisement: A multimedia library for children to play with will be sold for charity on the second week, it's in progress now, please take a look.

I have a toothache. Early in the morning, Wei BoEr (围脖儿) ran onto my bed acting spoiled. He simply wanted to rest his head on my arm and be hugged. He's constantly coughing, since I got back from Greece he still hasn't recovered.

I've finally finished reading that really thick biography. I was touched by its last words.

Just like at a graveyard, everything seems pale. A biography of a character in history has the same kind of stillness. The amazing talent is unequalled, millions of people both respect it and are shocked at it. Luckily, loyalty is buried under the green hills, white steel melted by an innocent person to flatter a minister. It wholly passes by your eyes far away. Unfortunately, parts of history always repeats itself, some people always don't follow their plans and willingly become sacrificial lambs. This is the only thing that's never changed.

I've already had a try with all the antibiotics at home, Xiao Zao (小灶) has taken three days of continuous injections and eaten a lot of medicines, he still has a cyst on his nose. A family of patients. Wei Qun (围裙) is the most well behaved small and beautiful girl. This guy Wei BoEr has profited the most.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Translating 老徐

Translation of 老徐's 日记 [2006年12月07日] dairy entry:

I've gone home again. For several days running I've been lacking sleep. I haven't posted for a few days, it's not like me ……

This is why, in the past few days while I'm at home or in one of Shanghai's hotels, I've gone through several struggles. Fighting against my landowner, fighting to install some DV software on my non-Apple computer, fighting against English websites, fighting to store my documents in the computer's video camera, fighting till late at night and in the daytime fighting to stay awake.

And there's the really thick book which is all about fighting between the classes and because of that I've continued fighting for a few more days. Everytime I look at it, it seems I'm approaching the end.

It's the end of the year, smoke fills the air, as the end of this year approaches faster and faster. Good news, harvest, I'm relying on the collaboration on my composing work and that coming one after another. I've finally reached the end of the long winding road. I've planted fresh flowers where they should be planted, is it still long before they bloom?

Translating 老徐

Translating 老徐's 日记 [2006年12月03日] dairy entry:

The last month in 2006, doesn't have proper snow like the next month. A lot of things seem to have changed, a lot of things really seemed to have settled down like dust. This is going to be of the most worry-free year-ends of the last few years. For several years, I haven't felt that the new year is something to be happy about. I feel like turning back and looking at last year's dairy. I thought about it but decided not to in the end, if I look back in a few years time it'll be even better.

I've slept for two days non-stop, I had a massage in the middle of it, Xiao Zao's (小灶) caught a cold so I took her to see the doctor and went outside to eat grilled beef.

汪 (Wang), stopped two ill schoolfriends from going touring again, Pu Ji Island (普及岛), when we were eating she was trying to persuade me for ages, don't work all the time, you need to rest for a bit, be better to yourself and all that. As if this blog is about someone who doesn't know how to enjoy themselves, this blog isn't like that, this blog combines work and rest …… a couple of days ago she was taking about touring around Li river (丽江), but I need to see when my other friends who want to go are available.

It's because of them that I feel I want to do something, if there's nothing I definitely need to do at work I'm determined to go touring once, simply enjoying myself, why do they always enjoy themselves, one moment it's Dali, the next it's Thailand, it really makes me angry, how could they?

I've suddenly wondered why this winter is so good, I haven't had any more problems with my neck vetebra or gastric ulcer, it seems they have to do with nerves.

Sleeping for two days non-stop, I've dreamt a countless number of dreams, good ones and bad ones, I've gradually recovered from the jetlag and my lack of sleep. Everytime I wake up I look at my kittens, I look at the government-banned book that I bought in Hong Kong, this is obviously better than that other book, I won't give my opinion on it just yet, at least the tone of the writer is quite objective. When I'm reading it, my mind isn't so conflicted any more. The book's really thick, I unknowingly slept several times before I managed to finish reading it.

I have two female friends who, as sudden as lightning, are going to have kids, one at the end of the year, one at the start of the year. Among them, one of those is when I just started writing my blog, she sent me a Mongolian whip, the beautiful girl Ma Lao Qing (马老晴), I don't know if people still remember and she sent me photos to see, another big bellied, thin faced, typical mum, you can't tell she's pregnant if you only saw her face. This superficial girl, even while she's pregnant, still didn't forget to seek advice everywhere on when she'd be able to perm her hair. I really want to teach her a lesson.

On a different topic, there's a friend in my blog comments who's constantly cursing at Chinese Central TV (CCTV), and I don't know how he was offended, every insult is several hundred lines, and also it's not pleasant to hear or at all fresh. I recommend he curses where he's supposed to curse, what's the point in cursing so much here, you can't achieve your goal here. Go and appeal to the higher authorities, if you have an enemy get revenge, if you have a complaint seek justice. And don't be anonymous any more, it doesn't seem strong at all, I thought, this is something bad. And other people can't hear you, your effort gone to waste.

Xiao Zao has already had her heart split apart because I've isolated her, I'm afraid of Wei Qun (围裙) catching it from her too, the pitiful kitten constantly cries out in the bathroom, my heart can't bear it……

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Translating 老徐 (Kitten pictures, 4 pictures)

Here's the translation of 老徐's 猫咪照片4张 post:

Yesterday in Shanghai, after moving around I didn't sleep the whole night, I took the morning flight home. I haven't put on a picture of my kittens for ages …… public demand is pretty high ……

But, …… the kittens grow really fast, I must show them off for a bit:

Since Button (扣子) left, Wei BoEr (围脖儿) finished puberty early, he acts mature every single day……

(3 more pictures on her blog)

Small Wei Qun (围裙) is curious at everything, running and jumping everywhere and constantly stealing other people's food ……

Occasionally he goes into deep thought over something ……

I don't know what these two are really thinking …… do they have interest in each other ……

Actually, there's another small friend …… brought here at only three months old. Coming here looking like a small refugee, an English short-haired one, also female. Compared with Wei Qun, she looks like a small girl, especially when she's eating she's really elegant, nothing like the other two, when she sees something to eat it's as if she's starving, she's called Xiao Zao (小灶), I'll post her pictures some other day.

Going to recover my sleep.