Shaming

Shaming

For the week, I would like to talk about shaming.

Shaming happens everywhere. Shaming is when you make a person feel ashamed, humiliated, or inadequate. It is terrible, but in China (or perhaps in all of Asia), they take it to another level.

What do I mean? Well, in school, students are ranked according to their grades. The teacher will actually read out each person’s name and their “rank” to the whole class. For example, #36 (name of the child).

If you are one of the top students, you will be praised. However, if you are one of the poorer students, your classmates will look down on you and may possibly make fun or avoid you (in case you make them stupid).

It’s messed up.

I still remember how one of my classmates had forgotten his agenda in Grade 1. The teacher punished him by making him stand outside the classroom for an hour.

Basically, the “shame” is supposed to make the child never forget his agenda again.

In my opinion, it does work. However, instead of fostering love and kindness, the child is taught to resent and hate.

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Zui Wu Dao. Part 2 -Chapter 7.

To my dear readers,

This chapter only took me about two hours to translate! (yay!) My speed has improved. Hehe. But recently I have been very busy with some personal issues. As a result, I don’t have time to sit on the computer and just focus on translating. HOWEVER, I am going to set aside some more time this month to translate more chapters. I know I am super slow and I need to hurry up.

Anyhow, this chapter was interesting..but near the end I was like, “What the heck?” Haha, you’ll find out why. :p   But trust me, it gets a lot better once Xuan Luo actually arrives at Wu Dang.

Here is the Chinese version

And here is my promoted post: Reality vs. The Internet ❤  please read!!

Chapter 7                   Zhang Ri

Xuan Luo and Ling Hu Jiu ran towards where the man fell. Shortly, they arrived.

But what they saw was a big surprise. A big hole was smashed onto the ground; and within the hole lied the man in blue. Continue reading “Zui Wu Dao. Part 2 -Chapter 7.”

Zui Wu Dao. Part 2 -Chapter 2.

To my dear readers,

In Chinese, there are a lot of 成语. That means, within a few characters (usually 4), it tells us a whole story. Chinese is a very meaningful language, and I am proud to say I’m Chinese…BUT IT MAKES TRANSLATING SO HARD. UGGGHHHHHHH. Okay, sorry for the rant. My brain hurts.

Oh, some of you guys read my THE SECRET post from last time!! This is the follow up 😉 HOW TO GET FANS . Hehe. Thank you! ❤

Here is the Chinese version of this chapter.

Chapter 2                   Hand it over

Xuan Luo’s attacking sequence was far too simple. If it weren’t for his nei li, he would not be able to fight back at all. Continue reading “Zui Wu Dao. Part 2 -Chapter 2.”

Zui Wu Dao. Part 2 -Chapter 1.

To my dear readers,

Sorry I’m a day late at posting. I haven’t been feeling well, so I didn’t end up meeting my deadline yesterday. I think I can only handle 2 chapters a week. I was thinking of increasing it to 3, but it takes me much too long to do it. A sentence that may take you 5 seconds to read can take me 5 minutes to translate. V__V

Anyhow, this is just the beginning. I am 50 chapters ahead and the story gets really good. It feels like I am reading a television show. Haha. Hope you guys like it.

Here is the Chinese version of this chapter.

And this is my promoted post. THE SECRET . Please read ❤

Chapter 1                   The rescue

Qian Deng Zhen was surrounded by mountains. As a result, the villagers did not care much about what was going on outside of their town. Some would go as far and say that they were a separate land of joy and happiness.

However, it was still possible to leave Qian Deng Zhen and go to different major cities. Thus, Xuan Luo decided to go to the nearest major city, Du Cheng.  He wanted to find out more information from there. Although Master Li told him a lot, it was far from enough. Ever since Master Li was injured, he pretty much stayed in Qian Deng Zhen. Things change all the time, and sometimes things change all of a sudden.

Along their way, Xuan Luo and Bai Tian admired the scenery and enjoyed the soft blow of the wind.

Continue reading “Zui Wu Dao. Part 2 -Chapter 1.”

Zui Wu Dao. Part 1 -Chapter 6

To my dear readers,

This is the end of Part 1! It gets a lot more exciting after this chapter because he’s actually going somewhere now. (Lots of action to look forward to! 😛 ) Sorry for the slow translation. I know it might not seem like it, but I’m actually trying to be faster. Haha.

Anyhow, this week I want to promote my FRIENDSHIP post. Please read. ❤

And if you want, this is the Chinese version of Chapter 6.

Chapter 6                   Departure

Martial Arts building

It was late in the evening. Xuan Luo went to the Martial Arts’ building on his own. He had promised Master Li that before he left, he would come here. Master Li had something to say to him.

“Li ye ye, are you here?” Inside the main hall, he didn’t see anyone. Although the building wasn’t considered big, a dozen or so disciples could practice at the same time.

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Zui Wu Dao. Part 1 -Chapter 4

To my dear readers,

Chapter 4 took me almost 6 hours to translate. -____-. It was extremely difficult because of all these new terms. I will be updating the glossary from the table of contents section as well. So, if you are confused, please go take a look. This translation is probably 90% accurate. Sorry if the sentence structure/grammar is weird, I tried my best.

Here is my promoted post: PERSPECTIVE Please read! It’s short, but meaningful.

http://www.17k.com/chapter/452819/10702384.html <– Chinese version of this chapter

Chapter 4                   The Six Big Clans

When Xuan Luo arrived at the Martial Arts building, he saw Master Li practicing a set of fist technique in the main hall. Hence, Xuan Luo did not disturb him. He found a spot to sit close by while he waited for Master Li to complete his set.

Under normal circumstances, one should never disturb a martial artist while he was in practice. If a martial artist’s qi is disturbed while practicing xin fa, he could lose control of his body and turn crazy. Although Master Li wasn’t practicing xin fa at the moment, it was still better to take caution.

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10 Facts About Me

One lovely blog award

Once again, Shannon has nominated me for an award! This time, it is the “One Lovely Blog Award”! Honestly, I think Shannon just wants me to get more exposure. She is so sweet. I love how the blogging community is so giving and caring. We don’t personally know each other, but we wish the best to all our fellow bloggers.

The Rules

  • You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award.
  • You must add 7 facts about yourself.
  • You must nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

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Appearance

Princess

This is not a blog post that tells you appearance doesn’t matter. Because it does.

Initially, when you first meet someone, you judge them based on what he/she looks like.

Some may deny it, but when we first meet someone, our minds are trying to help us figure out the person. We want to know what we are dealing with. It’s like our minds are scrambling to find the pieces of a missing puzzle.

We take what we can get. This includes what the person looks like, his/her choice of clothing, his/her posture, his/her possessions, his/her body language, and so on.

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富二代 showing off

arrogant rich dog owner

A couple days ago, my friend shared this article on facebook, and I was disgusted by the actions of those 富二代s. “富二代” literally means “the wealthy second generation”. Those who are 富二代s are born into rich families, and usually has never worked a day in their lives.

In the article, there are many photos of the 富二代s showing off their possessions (be it money, cars, expensive brand names, and/or women).

While I normally don’t have a problem with people showing off, they have gone too far.

In the article, there is a picture of a woman who is surrounded in a pile of money and SHE IS HOLDING A LIGHTER RIGHT NEXT TO THE MONEY. Are you kidding me?! SHE IS POSING TOO.

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How most Asian parents think

A plus

Instead of blogging about motivational things this week, I want to share something that I find quite interesting and true for most traditional Asian families.

Note: This post is based on my experiences, as well as many others. It is not to say all Asian parents are like this.

Punishment
Asian parents believe it is totally acceptable to beat their children. They believe that punishment will deter an undesirable behaviour from happening again. Perhaps the child will be too afraid to get hit, so he/she will be too frightened to misbehave.

Once, my friends and I were randomly discussing over getting beaten as a child, and we went through a circle telling each other what we were hit with. Surprisingly, all of our parents used different things! The list consisted of: hand, a stick, a feather duster, a broom, newspaper, a ruler, a coat hanger, a rope, a hockey stick, and even a baseball bat. When we heard “baseball bat”, all of us were slightly amused and surprised at the same time. We all went, “Woaahhhh.” After all, baseball bats are so heavy/hard! That’s brutal!! But we had a great laugh. We all turned out fine, I think.

The Western society might find this shocking and unacceptable, but it is very common if you grew up with traditional Asian parents.

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