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  1. A Letter from A Funeral Home

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoman View Post
    I have been expecting the arrival of a package from Vietnam---the copies of my newly printed book. My editor told me that I should have received it two weeks ago from today's date. However, today, instead of receiving my package delivery notice, I received a letter from a local funeral home. It said that they had learned on July 1, 2016 the GST rate will increase from 13% to 15% in the province where I live in and the taxes payable on funerals will rise with it.

    I know that living
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  2. Autumn in My Old Capital

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoman View Post
    I would like to share a translated this prose with friends here (I am not sure if this is the right forum to post translated prose. So please let me know. Thanks you! )


    Autumn in My Old Capital

    Writer: Yu Dafu (China)

    Translator: Xu Yingcai (America)


    Autumn, no matter where it
    happens, is always appealing, but autumn in Northern China, especially, is less
    diluted, quieter, and more melancholy. It is merely for the
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  3. The Faults of Qin (A Translation work)

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoman View Post
    While possessing the Yong state lands,
    Xiao of Qin held two passes in hands:
    Xiaoshan and Hangu, and at the same time,
    on the Zhou's regime he cast a covetous eye.
    Unifying the country was his ambitions,
    At the moment, Shang Yang gave him suggestions:
    Inside, they should establish legislatures,
    and the state should focus on agriculture.

    put heart into the production of textile,
    build weapons to defend those who acted hostile.
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  4. Shall I compare thee to the autumn sun?

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoman View Post
    SONNET (A Parody of Sonnet 18 )


    Shall I compare thee to the autumn sun?
    Although you are more gentle and warmer;
    The fallen leaves one day will be sure done,
    Then winter starts, to be the world's owner.

    At this moment, autumn's wind blows my hair,
    but it will die down and be sunny, too.
    One should take care when sun is not there.
    The lonely tears source, I need to go through.


    But you are the one
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  5. Butterflies Love Flowers

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoman View Post
    (I wrote Chinese first and then translated it into English)


    The Autumn

    (AA BB CC DD EE)
    When leaves fall, twigs wither, flowers die,
    Wild geese are flying high in the sky.
    Yonder, on the cold water a boat drifts away,
    Wind blows, trees cry like ghost and sway.
    The moving weeds scare the crows,
    looking spiral are the mountain roads.
    A lonely traveller hurries on his journey,
    Alas!
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    Updated December 28th, 2016 at 05:14 PM by xiaoman

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  6. Translated: lPusaman-On The Soap Mouth Cliff of Jiangxi by Xin Qiji

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoman View Post
    菩萨蛮 书江西造口(1)壁 Pusaman --On The Soap Mouth Cliff of Jiangxi

    郁孤台(2)下清江水, (3)
    中间多少行人泪!
    西北望长安(4),
    可怜(5)无数山(6)!
    青山遮不住,
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  7. My little poem: Untitled

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaoman View Post
    腊月暴风突袭来, In the coldest month storm hits all of a sudden,
    屋顶茅草被掀开。 Thatches on my roof are blown wide open.
    乐天一派鬼见愁, I am such an optimist, I can scare ghosts away,
    大雪加身当棉胎。 And I treat snow on my body as a cotton tray.


    This is about someone
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