发行时间(release date): 2002
Hopscotch are now seemingly defunct, however they were quite popular a few years ago. Hopscotch, were a 4 piece Wuhan band, based in Beijing. Their most popular song 'Wishful Way' is influenced by trip hop and indie music. It was the 15th most played song on Chinese radio when it was released and whilst her English isn't quite so smooth, the song is so haunting and I really am drawn to it.
Wishful Way & She are the lead singles off of Hopscotch's 2002 album 'Wishful way'
Singer and lyricist Tian Yuan, appeared in the 2004 Hong Kong film Butterfly, winning an award for best performance.
This is a saying from Lao Zi's (老子), Dao De Jing (道德经). It follows on from my thoughts about silence yesterday.
zhì zhě bù yán, yán zhě bù zhī
He who knows doesnt speak, he who speaks doesnt know.
Here are the 31 Daily Chinese Proverbs I published and translated into English, Hanyu Pinyin and Mandarin during August. I have compiled the here for your ease.
cóng róng bù pò
To be calm and unhurried
dà gōng wú sī
To be fair and unselfish
xiāng jiàn hèn wǎn
Regret not knowing somebody before
Tell the truth
qí lè wú qióng
An endless enjoyment
shībài bùshì dǎoxià dàn jùjué qǐchuáng
Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up
yú yǔ xióng zhǎng bù kě jiān dé
One cannot get fish and bear's paw at the same time
sānshí fú gòng yī gǔ,
dāng qí wú, yǒu chē zhī yòng.
shān zhí yǐwéi qì,
dāng qí wú, yǒu qì zhī yòng.
záo hùyǒu yǐwéi shì,
dāng qí wú yǒu shì zhī yòng.
gù yǒu zhī yǐwéi lì,
wú zhī yǐwéi yòng.
Thirty spokes join together in a wheel's hub, It is the center hole that makes the wheel useful. We shape clay to fashion jugs; It is the hollowness within that makes a jug useful. We cut doors and windows in a house wall; It is these empty spaces that make the house useful. Thus things are valuable because of what they have And they are useful because of what they lack.
Zì Xiāng Máo Dùn
yǎnghuo nǐ rén yú sìliào tā yītiān。 jiāo rén bǔyú nǐ yǎnghuo tā yībèizi.
Feed a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
ān pín lè dào
Better to be Happy than Rich
yù sù zé bù dá
If you are in a hurry you will never get there
dǎ tiě chèn rè
Strike Whilst The Iron is Hot
shù dǎo hú sūn sàn
When the tree falls, the monkeys scatter
yī jiàn shuāng diāo
Kill two birds with one Arrow
nìliú ér shàng
jūnzi yù nè wū yán ér mǐn wū xìng
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions
shùnqízìrán Let things take their own course
chí ér yíng zhī, bùrú qí yǐ.
chuāi ér zhuó zhī, bùkě cháng bǎo.
jīnyù mǎntáng, mò zhī néng shǒu.
fùguì ér jiāo, zì yí qí jiù.
gōng chéng, míng suì, shēn tuì, tiān zhī dào.
Fill a cup to overflowing, And it will spill. Hone a sword to the very sharpest, And it won't stay sharp for long. Fill your halls with gemstones, And you won't be able to guard them. Be proud with wealth and status, And you will cause your own fall. Withdraw when your work is done. This is the way of heaven.
tiānxià wú bù sǎn zhī yán xí
No feast could last (Under the sun) forever
zǐ gòng wèn yuē, yǒu yī yán, ér kěyǐ zhōngshēn xíng zhī zhě hū.
zǐyuē, qí shù hū, jǐ suǒ bù yù, wù shī wū rén.
Adept Kung asked: "Is there any one word that could guide a person throughout life?"
The Master replied: "How about 'shu' [reciprocity]: never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself?"
wǒ xíng wǒ sù
To persist in one's old ways no matter what others say
yǒu zhì jìng chéng
Where there's a will, there's a way
yī yán jì chū sì mǎ nán zhuī
A word once spoken cannot be taken back even by a team of four horses
bù kàn, bù juédé
Out of sight, out of mind
suìyuè bù ráorén
Time and tide wait for no man
yī máo bù bá
nǐ kě yǐ qiān zhe mǎ qù zhǎo shuǐ, dàn nǐ bù néng qiǎng pò tā qù hē
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink
rén yào liǎn ,shù yào pí.
A Person needs a face, a tree needs bark
chénmò shì jīn
Silence is Golden