Controlling your mind

controlling your mind

Sorry I’ve been somewhat neglecting my personal blog posts. Recently, I have been out of ideas. For the longest time, I’ve been debating on what to write. I even googled “Interesting topics to write about”! Haha.

Anyway, today, I want to talk about controlling your mind.

Has it ever occurred to you that most of the pain we suffer from are caused by our thoughts?? Most of the time, when we are dealing with negative emotions, it is because we allow those emotions to grow.

Some may say, “I couldn’t help it.” True, to some extent, we do not have control over our thoughts. But in my opinion, we could change our state of mind if we allow it. 

When I was little, I always saw myself as a victim. I always blamed everything on everyone else but myself. I felt like I didn’t have any control and life was just super unfair.

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Your Highness, I know my wrongs. -Chapter 13.

To my dear readers,

I have found something new to translate! This novel is actually very good. I finished the whole thing in less than 2 days!! This novel is one of the projects started by Amery Edge. He does teasers on his site, but does not fully translate a novel. He recommended me to translate this and I must say, this novel is very fun to read. He has already translated 12 chapters on his site.

Chapter 1-12 can be read here

Glossary can be found here 

Hope you guys will enjoy this story! 🙂

P.S. Lin Shan is a woman dressed up as a man. (in case you are confused). She has also been transported from the future to the past.

Chapter 13

The Crown Prince had defeated the enemy of the Hans and led the troops home victoriously. The moment the news arrived, the entire country celebrated. When Du Hao and his troops were ten li* from the capital, the whole palace had already been decorated with lanterns and coloured banners. Countless of imperial concubines and palace maids wore their most beautiful dresses while awaiting for their hero’s arrival.

This enthusiastic atmosphere eliminated the fear of the intruder. In addition, it distracted others from how Lian Feng, the Imperial bodyguard, had been punished for failing to fulfill his obligations. Those large or small government officials who used to surround Lian Feng when he was in favour have all disappeared. Even the palace maids who fancied him were avoiding him, and no longer dared to discuss about anything that was related to him.

The only exception was our female lead, Lin Shan. Currently, she was inside Lian Feng’s room….what was she doing? Touching a very expensive looking antique vase!

Look! Look! Look at the exquisite texture!!! Look at the coloured glaze! This is definitely an item of the highest quality!

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Zui Wu Dao. Finale?

To my dear readers,

I’m contemplating whether I should translate Vol 2. Chapter 51-60. The reason why I’m debating whether to translate 51-60 is because I am going to be introducing another 10 characters, but then I will be forced to stop because Part 3 doesn’t connect to Part 2, and there will be even more unanswered questions. Hence, I think it will be even more frustrating because as of right now, we already have so many questions that have yet to be answered.

At the beginning, my friend Kyle recommended me to translate this novel because he thought it was related to the manga version. At the time, I decided, sure why not? (It turns out the novel isn’t related to the manga at all. I know most of you were disappointed)

Anyhow, it wasn’t until after I translated a couple chapters did I realize that the author actually had written all 156 chapters, and then went back to edit her/his work. HOWEVER, she/he changed A LOT of the story because part three is totally different from part two. In part 3, Bai Tian was with Xuan Luo all along, and he was one of Wu Ya Zi’s disciples. Not only that, Dong Fang Yu got raped by a character that wasn’t even mentioned in part two. It is so different that I think the author gave up and stopped editing.

After I realized my mistake for translating a dropped novel, I still continued on because I didn’t want to quit after a few chapters. In addition, I felt like some part of the story is actually quite good…so it was worth it. Continue reading “Zui Wu Dao. Finale?”

Can you preserve the culture once the language is lost?

Chinese stages

This week’s topic was inspired by Diu podcast. As I was listening, it really caused me to think a lot.

When Jack brought up the question, “Can you preserve the culture once the language is lost?” I was astonished. I’ve never thought about it.

There were a number of questions running through my head. For instance: Have I preserved my culture? What do I even do? What are my beliefs?

Then, I realized aside from teaching my kids how to speak Cantonese/Mandarin and read Chinese, I have nothing else I plan to carry down to my future generation (if I were to have kids in the future).

I mean, I personally don’t follow traditions unless I am forced to. The only time I pray and put incenses up for my ancestors is when I’m in China.

I’ve done things such as leaping over fire, praying and bowing in different directions of the house, as well as burning fake money to my dead ancestors.

Yet, I have no intentions of carrying on these traditions. To me, I do it out of respect for my elders and relatives. But if I were to have kids, am I going to teach them or do these kinda stuff?? The answer is no.

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Zui Wu Dao. Vol 2 -Chapter 50.

To my dear readers,

This chapter was very difficult to translate because the sentence structure was so backwards (Sometimes, it’s less backwards). I tried my best.

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This is the chapter in Chinese

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This is what delivering the “biao” looked like in the past. “Biao” are the items that the biao ju is ordered to deliver/keep safe for a price. Basically, it’s like sending express mail with bodyguards.

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And aho-updates is still kinda wacky. This might not go through. Chapter 49 didn’t show up on the site. Let’s hope this one shows up on the site. *hoping*

Chapter 50     Analyzing

By the time Xuan Yuan Duan Ai and Tang Chen were finished telling Xuan Luo the whole story, a couple of hours had already gone by. Xuan Yuan Duan Ai was very detailed; he didn’t leave out a single detail. Xuan Luo vaguely sensed a conspiracy was going on.

“There is something fishy about this.” Honestly, Xuan Luo didn’t have to meddle in this muddy water. However, since he had arrived in Du Cheng, his heart felt very troubled. Yet, he couldn’t really explain why. Perhaps the incident with Shen Tui Men had caused him to over think.

“I think so too! That day, I was told to protect the items on the carts and to bring it to the Nan gong family’s residence. The client had already put down a deposit, and the deposit was no less than twenty thousand silver tael (currency from the Qing Dynasty). I didn’t think anyone would be so generous!” Xuan Yuan Duan Ai exclaimed.

“We truly need to deeply analyze this situation.” Xuan Luo repeated again. He had no idea what he was getting into.

“Let’s analyze.” Tang Chen said calmly. He also had strong feelings about this; because why on earth would the client asked the biao ju to deliver* a bunch of gunpowder? Not to mention, the Nan gong family definitely had enough potential without the help of the biao ju.

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Zui Wu Dao. Vol 2 -Chapter 49.

To my dear readers,

Sorry for the wait. I’m still kinda meh, so it’s taking me awhile to translate nowadays. I hope you like this chapter though. It is kind of awkward but I tried to make it sound as normal as I could.

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This is the chapter in Chinese (The author had some typos but I disregarded it). Remember, my translations are usually between 85%-90% accurate. There are some phrases and terms I cannot translate and I usually opt for something similar.

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Chapter 49     Hu Wei Biao Ju

Note: Biao ju is a store that helps deliver people’s valuables safe for a price. People will come redeem their items after.

After dealing with everything, Xuan Luo didn’t return to Qian Deng Zhen. One of the things he despised most was saying goodbye. Most of all, he didn’t want Guan Shan Jue to witness his tearful face.

As one gets older, he/she will feel more lonely. During these past two years, Xuan Luo knew how painful it was to miss someone. Although he really wanted to be by his stepfather’s side, currently, that wasn’t an option.

When he left home with Bai Tian, he could only imagine Guan Shan Jue’s emotions. His stepfather took care of him for five years, and definitely invested a lot in him. Likewise, he also loved Guan Shan Jue very much.

Nowadays, his nightmares were happening less and less. However, they were getting clearer and clearer. Xuan Luo knew that his dream had something to do with his past. Each time he had that dream, he would feel very frightened and he would be drenched in cold sweats. From time to time, he would wake up scared.

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Nerdy Guys on Relationships

ghetto podcast crew

This week I’m doing something totally different from my usual blogs. I have a video instead!!! Originally, I was going to record all the answers by hand and write a post, but my friends suggested recording a video since it was easier and potentially more interesting!?

The video is 24 minutes long, and I know nowadays most of us lack the attention span. Therefore, I understand if you do not end up finishing it. 😦  (but I made it as interesting as possible, so you should watch. Hehe)

This is a collaboration post and I asked my 3 participants four questions:

1. What type of person do you have to become in order to attract the type of woman that you want? 
2. What is the most difficult obstacle for you when it comes to the ladies? (Ex. Getting a date, approaching her, etc)
3. Would you lie for the sake of your partner’s happiness? And if so, where/when do you draw the line?
4. What is one of the greatest lessons you have learnt about relationships? (This can be a personal experience or something you have witnessed) 

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