Link roundup — 7 Feb 2011
Is it really time for Monday link roundup? Only the calendar says so. Otherwise, here in China, it’s unequivocally “The fifth day of New Year” (初五 chūwǔ), a time when the obsessive day-tracking of modern life fades into a blur of sloth and grog and dysfunctional family dinners. Even my parents, visiting from the States, have started using the X-day-of-new-year terminology since the days of the week have become meaningless.
- Check out the Character Rotation Game from Sinosplice. 凶风区 (“Fierce Wind Zone”) should give you the idea.
- Political vocabulary work from Justrecently, Learning Chinese with the CCP: Dangwai.
- Chūnyùn (春运 = Spring Festival Travel) song and translation from ChinaHush. Sample:
Every time I light up a cigarette at this time
Thinking about home town and mother, as if they are in front my eyes