The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Who needs fiction?

Check out the July 15, 2005 entry at http://www.hanzismatter.com

I can't add anything to this.

3 comments:

ms_lili said...

The story has too many holes in it (no pun intended.) Why would the pair want the tat just below the panty line? If it was an announcement of "I am what I am" wouldn't it be in plain sight? My guess is that the hub caught his wife playing around and wants to trick her into thinking the tat means something else. Not sure how many potential lovers would heed the warning though, unless they were fluent in the language. As to the wife writing, webuse 101 can show you how to set up more than one email account.

Incredible.

Rick said...

I liked Tian's response to the whole matter. I got the idea that he was thinking "I thought I've seen everything..."

ms_lili said...

Since when did tattoo artist interpreters become so moralistic? Tian was getting downright rude to this person or persons at the end. Who is he, besides a person who runs a website slamming non-Asians who want to get Asian-language tats?

Speaking of tattooes... one of the women I play flag football with brings her boyfriend with her for our cheering section. Last Sunday, while I was sidelined, we noticed that the ref of the game had a bar code tattooed on his calf. The boyfriend used to work in a tat parlor, as a secretary/receptionist/gopher and said it is more common than you think. He said it's usually a form of political protest, and that the numbers underneath the code are usually the person's social security number. He also said the happiest people he's seen getting tats are people over the age of 35 and recommends folks wait until at least that old to be inked.

Finally... did you hear about Sandra Bullock marrying Jesse James, the hotrod man with all of the ink?

rgds,
lisa