Sometimes, it’s good to have some 自知之明

When you’re at your favourite all you can KBBQ place after the 5th round and the order sheet comes around to you, you think “I know my limits”. And so you order 5 more...

Chinese Idiom: 反复推敲 (fǎn fù tuī qiāo)

One of the most difficult things in life is to find your true passion, and then immediately after is when you need to decide what to eat.   I would first like to say that...

Chinese Idiom: 揠苗助长 (yà miáo zhù zhǎng)

Let’s say you’re a kid again, and it’s the weekend. And because it’s the weekend, your parents have promised you pizza for lunch. Mmm...pizza... But there’s a catch here: your have to practice the piano. And...

How to gain a horse by losing one: 塞翁失马

Ever lost something that you held dear to your heart, like your phone, your Nintendo Switch or that notebook that your best friend bought you on your 13th birthday? You might feel pretty depressed...

Chinese Idiom: 不入虎穴,焉得虎子 (no pain, no gain)

不入虎穴,焉得虎子 Nothing that has worth is easy to achieve. Except sleep. But come to think of it, it is hard to achieve because you have work, housework, and responsibilities. Things were much easier as a...

Chinese Idiom: 半途而废

Chinese Idiom About Perseverance: 半途而废 (bàn tú ér fèi) You know that feeling when someone tells you a joke but you don’t understand or you can’t hear them. And then you lean closer and ask...

Chinese Idiom: 打草惊蛇 (dǎ cǎo jīng shé)

打草惊蛇 (dǎ cǎo jīng shé) If you ever encounter a snake, you best bet is to just leave it alone and run the other way, animal or human. 蛇 (shé) translates to “snake” in English....

The Chinese Idiom About Not Giving Up

You know that feeling when someone tells you a joke but you don’t understand or you can’t hear them. And then you lean closer and ask again, and you still don’t understand. And the...

How THIS army managed not to lose to the Winter: 老马识途 (to be very...

Sometimes, when you work in a team, no matter in the workplace or at school, there’s always someone who knows what to do if something happens. In other words, they’re someone who has had...

Believing in illusions: 三人成虎 (repeating something three times will make it true)

It’s strange how, in some places, candidates intentionally pay money to make television commercials that insult and try to damage their opponent’s reputation, so then fewer votes would vote for them. And often whatever’s...
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