Zui Wu Dao. Vol 2 -Chapter 22.

To my dear readers,

Sigh. Translating is no easy commitment. I wonder how long I can survive in this field. (online field). I honestly don’t know…

By the way, in Canada, our spelling is a mixture of UK and US. It’s kind of funny. We use the “ize” like Americans (realize, recognize, etc). But we also use the “our” like the English (colour, favourite, etc). There are other examples too but my brain cannot think right now. Anyhow, I hope you like this chapter. It took me a very long time.

Remember, it’s never 100% accurate. I would say 90%.

Here is the Chinese version

Here is my promoted post: Your eyes show the strength of your soul Please read.

Chapter 22     Cold and Empty

Zi Yang Palace

Zi Yang Palace rested on Wu Dang’s northeast direction, while Chun Yang Palace was on the northwest direction. The two palaces were quite far apart from each other. Wu Dang was known for their balance of Yin and Yang. Therefore, even the architectures here had to be balanced. However, the ba gua diagram could not be totally balanced (since it is round).

Xuan Luo did not realize Zi Yang Palace was in such a bad shape until he had arrived. However, he had never seen Chun Yang Palace either; so it wasn’t like he had something to compare with. But this sight alone was already blinding to his eyes.

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Zui Wu Dao. Vol 2 -Chapter 21.

To my dear readers,

I struggled so much with this chapter. In fact, I couldn’t translate all the sentences. It wasn’t that there were many new terms, I just don’t know how to translate it from Chinese to English.

Ex. 因祸得福 means something bad was supposed to happen, but instead you gained something out of it. But how the heck do I put that within a sentence? There are so many meaningful phrases but they appear in the middle of a sentence, which makes it nearly impossible for me to translate it correctly. *sigh*

It is so hard and frustrating. And by the way, it turns out that I make $0.00105 for every impression I get from ads. That means, if you views my page 10 times, assuming you don’t have adblock, I would get a penny. A PENNY. How sad is that? They don’t even make pennies in Canada anymore (because it cost more than a penny to make a penny, haha).

Life of a poor translator. *sigh* (yeah, I’m in a bad mood. And this chapter is not that interesting either)

Anyhow, here is this chapter in Chinese.

And this is my promote post: The Little Prince Please read. ❤

Chapter 21     Chun Yang Palace and Zi Yang Palace

“What is it?” Xuan Luo halted. During the past two years, aside from when Tian Yu Zi was coaching him, Tian Yu Zi usually had a mischievous smile on his face. Therefore, whenever Tian Yu Zi became serious, he really paid attention. Even if he had questions, he will wait until Tian Yu Zi was finished.

“Do you recall when you first arrived, I told you that Wu Dang has been separated into two different groups? This is what I want to talk about.” Tian Yu Zi continued, “The two groups are Chun Yang Palace and Zi Yang Palace; Chun Yang Palace focuses nei li, while using style to assist. Whereas Zi Yang Palace focuses on style, while using nei li to assist. Continue reading “Zui Wu Dao. Vol 2 -Chapter 21.”

Can Men and Women be purely friends?

Men and women

To my dear readers,

This was a topic that I was originally going to post about last Monday. However, I was very hesitant because I did not want to upset or offend anyone with my opinions. After posting my “Conflicted” post, I have decided that I will, in fact, blog about what I want to blog about.

Please remember that this is my opinion. You may or may not agree, but I welcome your feedback.

This post assumes that the men and women are heterosexual*

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How to read Chinese

Chinese

To my dear readers,

One of my readers asked me if I could teach him how to read Chinese. The problem is, there are thousands of characters and Chinese is not something you can sound out. Therefore, the only way you can really learn is by rote memorization.

You must develop the vocabulary either by writing it out until you remember it or looking at it enough until you recognize it. 

Therefore, I cannot really teach you Chinese. However, I could try to teach you guys the grammar of Chinese. It is easier and it is useful to some extent.

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Zui Wu Dao. Vol 2 -Chapter 20.

To my dear readers,

Firstly, I would like to thank Furrlo Rogers for your generous donation! I have never received a donation for my translations, and it means so much to me. Someone actually appreciates my work enough to pay me *cries*.

Honestly, I have spent roughly 100 hours translating so far (yes, I keep track). I know it may seem like nothing compared to other translators who have spent thousands of hours, but it’s 100 hours I would never get back. Therefore, if you guys appreciate me, donate! (Hehe, don’t worry. I will still translate even if I get no money.)

Secondly, most of you are probably unaware unless you read my personal posts, but I have an autoimmune disorder. As a result, some days I am in too much physical pain to do anything. Please forgive me if I disappear for a bit. I will try not to leave you guys waiting for too long.

Here is my promoted post: Being grateful

Here is this chapter in Chinese

wine pot This is what the gourd looks like.

Chapter 20     Two years

In the courtyard, a teenager wearing a white Taoist uniform stood as still as a pine tree. As he stood, his eyes were filled with fury as he stared at the old man in front of him. On the other hand, the old man’s face did not show much emotions; except his smile hung on.

Two years had gone by very quickly. During these two years, Xuan Luo basically did not leave the courtyard. Each day, he spends the whole day practicing the Tai Chi fist. He has become very skillful at it; from the boy who only had style and no meaning, he has now gone through a massive transformation.

The old man was Tian Yu Zi. His attire had not changed, but his famous smile remained on his face.

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Zui Wu Dao. Vol 2 -Chapter 19.

To my dear readers,

This chapter was one of the HARDEST chapters I have ever translated. (You will see why). It is soooo technical and I was like, in my mind, “Seriously? I can’t do this. I don’t know, man. Just figure it out on your own. I don’t know Tai Chi.” Haha. But of course, I can’t do that to you guys, so I tried to translate it to the best of my abilities. Hope you guys can kind of picture it in your head while reading.

Anyhow, if you want to read it in Chinese, you can read it here.

My promoted post: 富二代 showing off <– 富二代 means rich second generations.

P.S. I asked people why they down vote me on reddit, and one person suggested it’s because I say “Part” lol… so I’m going to change the part to “Vol” and see if I get less down votes. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Chapter 19     Tai Chi Fist

“Hmm, not bad. Looks like you have a good foundation. But it’s still missing something. You have style but no meaning. Regardless, good job!” The moment Xuan Luo finished practicing, Tian Yu Zi spoke up.

There was still much for Xuan Luo to understand, but hearing the compliment, Xuan Luo gave himself a thumbs up. He proudly beamed, “Of course!”

“But old man, what kind of fist is this? You’re not seriously teaching me this, are you?”

“Haha. What’s wrong with this fist?” Tian Yu Zi refuted.

Continue reading “Zui Wu Dao. Vol 2 -Chapter 19.”

Conflicted

Conflicted

I’m conflicted. Originally, I had a topic in mind that I wanted to blog about. However, it is not motivational. I actually wanted to blog about, “Can Men and Women be just friends?” However, I’m very hesitant because any time I share my own opinions on topics such as this (or any generalization for that matter), I usually offend some of my readers.

I know it is my own blog, and I should be able to blog whatever I want; but one of my friends recently said this to me:

“I don’t understand why you would blog about something that would separate people. If it doesn’t bring value to others, why are you writing it?” 

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