无惧失误

你把所有的错误都拒之门外时,真理也被关在门外面了。

If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out.

– by Rabindranath Tagore

Toes Are to Tickle

The Toes Are to Tickle is about a day of the life of an US family. It is written in the eyes of the kids. The colorful illustrations are bright side notes of the playful story. I chuckled as the lines such as “Bird are to chase.” and “A purse is to empty.” reminded me what KangKang usually did everyday. And the breezy rhythm makes the story easy to read.

I read this story to KangKang last night, but he did not enjoy the book so much as his dad did. Probably that’s because Chinese is now his most frequent used language. Furthermore, some scenes of the book are in the US which our KangKang has never seen before.

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中国人,日本人

一个多月前在万维读者网络看到一篇文字《中日两国网民在BBS上的巨大反差》。文章的作者叫”小娄“。是一篇写中国人与日本人的。

文章能冷静,全面地分析中国人和日本人在BBS上的不同表现,很少有。

更有趣的是,当我把林语堂写的一篇关于中国人与日本人的散文翻出来一比:两篇不同时代的文章对日本人的描写有很多相似之处。

有些异曲同工之妙。

一个是二十世纪的国学大师,另一个是二十一世纪的网络游民。

林大师一文主要是从文化与思想的角度来写;小娄一文主要是由他在中日BBS上的不同经验来分析。

一篇深邃悠远;一篇具体细微。

在little bridge上相遇。:)

《中国人与日本人》 - 林语堂
《中日两国网民在BBS上的巨大反差》 - 小娄(不能确认是否原作者)


两篇文章有点长。期待着各位看完这两篇文章后的回应。

注:林语堂《中国人与日本人》原文似乎是英文,但在网上找不到。我也不清楚那篇文章具体的发表时间。
另:准备把小娄的文章译成英文给这边的日本人看看,应该会有一些有意思的回应。

My Country And My People

吾国吾民

It is a book written by Mr. Lin Yutang in 1935. This is a very good book helps you understand China. It covers most things of Chinese normal life.

Interestingly, it helps me, a person from China, understand his home country better. I know most of the things, such as Chinese women’s life, the tea-drinking tradition, Mr. Lin talked about. Those are so common to my life that I have never tried to understand their meaning and influence to me. Mr. Lin, with profound knowledge to both the East and the West, refreshed my view to many things about China by this book.