Myth of 夸父追日-Did he die as a hero or because of his ego?

Do you know some people who always plan ahead for the future and have a very positive mentality that they are never willing to trade off their dreams for slightly more time to relax?...

Solving things for once and for all: 明察秋毫

Ever have that puzzle you haven’t been able to solve for months, but after you think about it carefully, you’re finally able to solve the puzzle? Well, the Chinese had a similar realisation, except...

When things backfire: 此地无银三百两

Remember that one How I Met Your Mother episode where Marshall becomes sports guy, has too much cash on hand from running a fantasy league and becomes paranoid from carrying all the money around?...

妄自尊大 (wàng zì zūn dà)

Do you know someone who is a snob? An arrogant charlatan? Someone at school? A colleague? Or even a family member? A celebrity? A politician? I bet you have someone in mind. Whoever that...

Understanding that the world changes: 刻舟求剑

Ah, Donald Trump.   It would be almost comical to watch him rant about how climate change is fake news if he weren’t the leader of the free world. As it turns out, he’s not the first...

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...
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