29 August 2005

 One shot diary:

  • I decided to write this diary featuring my life.
  • Kyle Law’s parents has come and told me that their son has gone to the States (architectonic master, Washington University). Kyle’s got 2240 in GRE and 590 in TOEFL. Huh! I believe I can do it better than you, jackass!
  • A “skin-care” edit by Photoshop to the photo about Tingting and I in Hangzhou on April 3rd. Ummmmmm…awesome Adobe Photoshop.
  • A 4km long walk to Carrefour with mummy last night.
  • The awful movie <Elektra> should be awarded the Golden Raspberry.
  • I feel that my daddy is a kid and my mummy is an excellent rapper.


每日翻译练习[九八]

 

Dragon Boat Festival

 

The Dragon Boat Festival is a significant holiday (and the one with the longest history) celebrated in China, occurring on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. The festival commemorates the death of a popular Chinese national hero, Qu Yuan, who drowned himself in the Miluo River over 2,000 years ago to protest against the corrupt rulers. Legend says that as people attempted to rescue him, they beat drums to scare fish away and threw dumplings into the sea to keep the fish from eating Qu’s body.

农历五月初五的端午节是中国最古老也是最重要的节日之一,这个节日是为了几年历史上著名的爱国诗人屈原,2000年前,他不堪统治者的堕落,投河自尽。传说,人们后来为了救屈原,在汨罗江上敲锣打鼓,还投下许多饺子,不让鱼吃诗人的尸体。

Unfortunately, the traditional customs and rituals of the occasion, which originated in China, have been better preserved in Korea, that planned to apply to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to list its version of the Dragon Boat Festival as an important example of intangible culture.

然而,这个源自中国的古老传统,却在韩国得到了更好的保护,并且准备申请联合国教科文组织的世界文化遗产名录。

The real highlight of the festival is the fierce dragon boats racing in a lively and vibrant spectacle. Teams race the elaborately decorated dragon boats, whose heads are shaped like open-mouthed dragons, while the sterns end with a scaly tail, to the beat of heavy drums. A drummer and flag-catcher stand at the front of the boat. Before a dragon boat enters competition, it must be "brought to life" by painting the eyes in a sacred ceremony. Races can have any number of boats competing, with the winner being the first team to grab a flag at the end of the course. Annual races take place all over China (including Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), and other overseas Chinese communities.

端午节的一大特色就是精彩激烈的龙舟比赛。每一支队伍都精心打扮自己的龙舟,船两端分别饰以龙头龙尾,还要大声地擂鼓。一个鼓手和一个旗手站在船头指挥。美伊之龙舟参赛前,还要举行一个“点睛”的仪式。龙舟比赛不限队伍数,第一个到终点抢到旗子的人就是胜者。每年,中国大陆各地和港澳台都要举行龙舟比赛,甚至海外华人也要举行这样的比赛。

Zongzi, the traditional food for the festival, is a glutinous rice ball, with a filling, wrapped in corn leaves. The fillings can be egg, beans, dates, fruits, sweet potato, walnuts, mushrooms, meat, or a combination of them. They are generally steamed.

端午节的传统食物粽子,是将粘米和馅料包在粽叶中制成的。馅料可以是鸡蛋、豆沙、水果、甘薯、核桃、菌子、肉类等等,然后蒸制而成。

The celebration is also a time for protection from evil and disease for the rest of the year. At the beginning of summer, when diseases are likely to strike, people fend off evil spirits by wearing talisman, hanging healthy herbs on the front door, drinking nutritious concoctions, and displaying portraits of evil’s nemesis, Zhong Kui, on the door of their homes. If one manages to stand an egg on its end at exactly 12:00 noon, the following year will be a lucky one.

端午节的仪式也是为下半年祛病消灾。初夏季节,疾病高发,人们带香包来避邪,家门口悬挂菖蒲叶,喝雄黄酒,还要在窗户上贴捉鬼大王钟馗的画像。如购有人能够在正午时立起一只鸡蛋,将被看作十分吉祥的预兆。


 

今日音乐

 

Eminem <the kids>

最棒的白人rapper和最棒的cartoon series结合在一起是什么?

就是这首eminem 的 <the kids>

在里面,不但有eminem的演唱,还可以听到南方公园主角cartman骂粗话

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One Response to 29 August 2005

  1. 展伶 says:

    好好学习,天天向上!!!

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