Posted in food, life

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is you pick up beautiful flowers and I cook delicious food 🙂

顺便取笑一下对“你耕田来我织布”的各种不靠谱的翻译[憨笑]

贡献一个砂锅粉丝煲的菜谱,我自己改良过的,非常简单又美味:
– 砂锅放油,葱,蒜
– 虾子两面煎熟,放少量白胡椒去腥
– 放粉丝,泡发的香菇,加入半杯泡发香菇的水(记着,别丢掉)
– 酱油,香油,少许糖调味
– 中火煮至水干就好了。

我们中学的语文课本里,最有用的一篇课文是什么?我觉得是华老的统筹安排。用在做饭上,就是先把砂锅煮上,然后干炒菜花,趁着这个间隙把莴笋绰水。这样你就可以半个小时搞定 🙂

Posted in life, music

When you say nothing at all

One of my favorites …

“It’s amazing how you can speak right to my heart
Without saying a word you can light up the dark
The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There’s a truth in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me
The touch of our hands say you’ll catch me if ever I fall
You say it best when you say nothing at all
Try as they may, they can never define
Whats being said between your heart and mine…”

Posted in Chinese, life

闲说木兰花

门前的木兰花开了。立春后,天气渐渐暖和起来,满树的花儿,仿佛一夜之间就绽放了,向着灿烂的阳光微笑。

我喜欢木兰花,爱它既清新淡雅,又灼灼其华。木兰的花语是高尚的灵魂,它还代表着一种勇敢无畏,优雅大方。

木兰花和玉兰花是同一种花吗?这是个有意思的问题。

古代,人们曾将木兰和玉兰统称木兰。大约从明代开始,才慢慢区分开来。我查过几个版本的介绍,清《植物名实图考》的定义最简单明了:“辛夷即木笔花,玉兰即迎春。木笔色紫,迎春色白;木笔丛生,二月方开,迎春树高,立春已开”。这里的辛夷,既是木兰花,又名木莲、木笔、黄心、紫玉兰、女郎花等;而玉兰花,又名迎春,望春、白玉兰、玉堂春等。

离骚大概是最早写木兰的诗词。屈原在《离骚》中说:“朝饮木兰之坠露兮,夕餐秋菊之落英。”。我猜测屈原这里说的木兰更可能是木兰(辛夷),玉兰树高大,”坠露”朝饮不大容易吧(屈原如果知道我这样歪解会不会很生气?🤭)而像 “阿房宫以木兰为梁,以磁石为门”,应该是指玉兰(迎春),木兰花属乔木,是做不成梁的。

木兰(亦或玉兰)自古以来就深受文人墨客喜爱。宋诗人卫宗武说它“猗兰只有香,花名传乐府”。我们常见的词牌有“木兰花,玉楼春,减字木兰花,木兰花慢,木兰花令”,等等。很多我们耳熟能详的诗句,都是以“木兰花”或其变体为调。

最广为流传的,当然是纳兰性德的《木兰花令·拟古决绝词》:

“人生若只如初见,何事秋风悲画扇?等闲变却故人心,却道故人心易变。”。

这首词的下闕不大为人知晓,就略去了。另外摘录几首其它的《木兰花》宋词吧:

“绿杨烟外晓寒轻,红杏枝头春意闹。
浮生长恨欢娱少,肯爱千金轻一笑?”
— 宋祁

“无情不似多情苦,一寸还成千万缕。天涯地角有穷时,只有相思无尽处。”
— 晏殊

“别后不知君远近,触目凄凉多少闷。渐行渐远渐无书,水阔鱼沉何处问?”
— 欧阳修

闲扯了花卉和诗词,我们说点“正经”的。几年前,有一部电视剧《步步惊心》红遍大江南北。多少人被吴奇隆的四爷圈粉,有没有🤭?里面的四爷最爱木兰花,木兰花也是四爷和若曦之间情感的连接。当时,木兰花造型的发簪,耳坠,手链一度成为爆款。四爷喜欢的木兰花有个很好听的名字,叫“水泽木兰”。为此我还专门搜索了一番,发现美则美亦,真实生活中并不存在😇。

除了靠谱的演员阵容,这部戏里的歌也很好听。尤其是片尾曲,“这条路我们走得太匆忙,拥抱着并不真实的欲望,来不及等不及回头欣赏,木兰香遮不住伤。。。” 想听歌的看这里:

木兰花开,灼灼其华,之子于归,宜其室家。当木兰花开的时候,春天就要来了。

Posted in life, music, work

I Hope You Dance

I left Google last week, a company I worked for 12+ years. It has been a fantastic ride full-filled with personal and professional accomplishments. Leaving a place you stayed and loved for 12 years is quite bittersweet. But now time comes to try something new. I am going to start my new adventure in another company next week.

Here, I want to share one of my favorite songs: I hope you dance, for everyone of us who takes chances and not being afraid to try something new ‘And when the time comes for you to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.’

Posted in life, welcome

Welcome!

Hi there!

Welcome to my blog. This is a place I am going to share interesting moments, thoughts and lifestyles in work and my personal life.

Writing is a very powerful way to express our innermost feelings and thoughts and record them when needed. It also allows us to travel in time to look far in the future or look back in the past, over the decades or centuries. At the end, we don’t remember life as a whole but just as a string of moments.

“Some moments are nice, some are nicer, some are even worth writing” – Charles Bukowski.