Thursday, May 16, 2013

no naked flames

Coming across odd, English translations of Chinese figurative language and idioms was one of the things I was honestly looking forward to, when we visited China. Hence I was a bit on the lookout for them :O)

When I saw the top one (which I found really poetic, by the by) I was reminded of David Sedaris' book "When You Are Engulfed in Flames" - the title referring to the headline of a fire escape manual he found in a hotel room in Japan instructing guests on what to do in the event they found themselves, well, engulfed in flames.  

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