Tuesday, November 30, 2010



Chinese Internet buzzword which means “cool,” “awesome” or “exciting.” Literally, “giving power.”
The Shanghai Daily reported that a Chinese neologism, geili,” which means, “cool,” “awesome” or “exciting,” had been granted the “official seal of approval” by appearing in The People’s Daily – the official paper of the Communist Party:
Geili” is created from two Chinese characters “gei” and “li.” Literally, it means “giving power,” but is now widely accepted as an adjective describing something that’s “cool.”
A test of a Chinese jargon word’s trendiness is if users translate it into a foreign language, according to its pronunciation. “Geili” has been transformed into the English-sounding “gelivable,” and “ungelivable,” and the French “très guélile.”
But it was the word’s antonym “bugeili” – meaning dull or boring – that first grabbed wider public attention after it appeared online in May in an episode of a Chinese-dubbed Japanese comic animation.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Why I Switched to Blogger.com

Wordpress sucks!  Why did MSN switch to this?  Unlike MSN Spaces, Wordpress is  extremely difficult to use.  I'm switching to blogger. com, which is much more user friendly.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

Shari and I just returned from watching the movie, "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest".  This is the third movie based on Stieg Larsson's novels about Lisbeth Salander.

I recommended seeing all three movies.  In my mind, they are just as good as the books.  Only the books provide a little more details.

On a scale of 1 to 5, I rate all three movies 5 stars.


My Chinese language assignment 2010-11-20

My assignment is to learn the radical and the root words.  There are 6 main characters for my assignment.
Each character is composed by radical and root word.
1. 病 bing4(疒 + 丙)          丙 bing3
2. 疼 teng2(疒 + 冬)     冬 dong1
3. 痛 tong4(疒 + 甬)     甬 yong3
4. 医 yi1 ( 匚 + 矢)     矢 shi3   *失 shi1 ( different from 矢)
5. 院 yuan4(阝 + 完)     完 wan2(宀 + 元)     元 yuan2
6. 住 zhu4(亻 + 主)     主 zhu3 

My homework is to write at least 10 times of every character( including the root word) and find out its meaning and also make sentences or phrases.

I love learning Chinese!  This is interesting and fun. 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Last Station

Just watch "The Last Station", a great movie about the last days of Count Lyev Nikolayevich Tolstoy.  I recommend.

Korean Snack

Now eating a sesame flavored savory roasted Korean seaweed snack with sesame oil

Chinese words to memorize 2010-11-14


Chinese Words to Memorize 2010-11-14

脸      【liǎn】 face
发烧 【fāshāo】 have a fever
发炎 【fāyán】inflammation.
感冒 【gǎnmào】 common cold.
嘴巴  【zuǐba】mouth.
耳朵  【ěrduo】 ear.
腿.      【tuǐ】 leg
医院    【yīyuàn】 hospital.
我头疼   wǒ tóu téng
医生   【yīshēng】 doctor
挂号    guàhào】 register (at hospital, etc.)
我全身都不舒服    wǒ quán shēn dōu bù shū fú
丁力波  dīng lì bō
大为    dà wéi
nǐ měi tiān dōu liù diǎn qǐ chuáng qù duàn liàn xiàn zài jiǔ diǎn yī kè  nǐ zěn me huán bù qǐ chuáng 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

China Time

Daylight Savings is over, and I now am 4 hours behind China time.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Chinese Words to Learn - 2010/11/06

眼睛【yǎnjing eye.
眼镜【yǎnjìng glasses; spectacles.
痛【tòng ache; pain; sadness; sorrow; extremely; deeply; bitterly.
疼【téng ache; pain; sore; love dearly; be fond of; dote on.
舒服【shūfu comfortable; be well.
锻炼【duànliàn take exercise; have physical training; temper; steel;  toughen.
头【tóu head;
买【mǎi buy; purchase.
卖【mài sell
牙【yá】 tooth; tooth-like thing; ivory.
手【shǒu hand;
脚【jiǎo foot; base; <dialect> dregs; <dialect> leg.
鼻子【bízi nose.
胳膊【gēbo arm.
全身【quánshēn the whole body; all over (the body).
每【měi every; each; per; often.
嗓子【sǎngzi throat; larynx; voice.
想【xiǎng think; suppose; reckon; consider; want to; would like to; feel like  (doing sth.); remember with longing; miss.

Learning Hanzi

I'm going to get this right someday.  I need to practice writing Hanzi AND memorize, too.  I need to do both, otherwise I will forget. 

Holiday Bazaar

Helping Mom with the Holiday Bazaar. (The Horror!  Oh, the Horror!)

Friday, November 5, 2010

New Breaskfast Menu at Burger King

Just tried out the new breakfast menu at Burger King. It was the worst breakfast I ever had.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Now preparing hanzi flashcards to better prepare for my next lesson.  Did not do very well last time.

Windows 7 Themes - "Megamind"

If you have Windows 7, try out the new "Megamind" theme for your desktop. I enjoy it because it's brightly colored and cheerful, not unlike "Spongebob Squarepants".

Will Roger's Birthday is today

Birthday of Will Rogers, who almost sounds like a socialist here, or a Democrat...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chinese language

English is not the most-spoken language on the planet.  One in five around the world speaks Chinese, outnumbering native English speakers two-to-one  -- including those in the U.S., Britain, Australia and New Zealand.


‎"Fools!" said I, "You do not know. Silence like a cancer grow."