A chart showing 808 Chinese characters collectively used in China, Korea, and Japan was recently created. The draft of the 808 characters, which has been in the works since 2010, finally came to fruition at the Ninth Northeast Asia Trilateral Forum.
On a day where I talk about how Chinese characters unify Mandarin and Cantonese.
a. What do you want to do about it?
c. The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.
d. Phonetics is a pleasure.
e. Every child should have a toy.
a. /ˈwədɪjə wɑnə duː əˈbaʊdɪt/
b. / ̃ɪ̃ŋkə̃nˈsivəbḷ/
c. /ðə kwɪk bɹaʊ̃n fɑks ʤə̃mptoʊvɚ əˈleɪzi dɑg/
d. /foʊˈnɛtɪks ɪzə pl̥ɛʒɚ/
e. /ɛvɹi ʧaɪḷd ʃʊd hævə tɔɪ/
Here’s my attempt!
Willow hasn’t quite mastered the concept of a cat door yet.
she looks so lost
It has been three days. The servants have rebelled and refuse me refuge in my castle. They point and laugh and take pictures while I have been reduced to grovelling to be let in. I fear this may be my last entry.
Major life events in comics!
I document so much of my life in comics, it seemed … lazy?… to neglect such a big part of it. I’ve been trying to get this one out for a while, but i’m not prone to sappiness or self-aggrandizing (despite what making endless comics about myself might imply) so i had a hard time figuring out an approach.
So i went with honesty :)
Last year Lucy Knisley told the story of her engagement in a heartfelt and open comic that i really respected. I respect ALL of her work, her comics are awesome, if you’ve never checked them out you totally should. In sitting down to tell my own story it made me think about what getting married means to me. I’m sure it means something slightly different to everyone, but is by no means any less meaningful. But crystallizing that idea helped me here.
I was sweaty and gross and said “Yeah. Sure.” and Jason didn’t change his mind. I think we’re gonna be alright :)
LISSA GOT ENGAGED AND MADE A COMIC ABOUT IT ahgbluhbluhhhuhuhu *happy sobbing*
Liss and I have been buds since I was first whipped into a seething jealous rage upon seeing her art in middle school (how has it been that LONG, good lord), and she found a top notch dude in Jason and, and, and… I just couldn’t be happier for them. Those sweet bastards deserve each other. <3
What can two people do when they are bored? Aside from the usual things that come to mind, Chinese have discovered a stunt that, when done correctly attracts highly appreciative stares, and when fails gets considerable laughs. The stunt 翻跟头亲亲 (fāngēntou qīn qīn, flip over and kiss) involves two people, usually a guy and a girl, as the girl crouches down in front of the guy, the guy flips her over, landing her comfortably on his thighs, to plant a smacker on her lips.
Naked Run, Naked Bike Ride, No Bra Day… Such nude hijinks are familiar too many in the West, and anyone living in a big city has had the chance to marvel or participate in these events of barefaced cheek. For Chinese however, until recently at least, they remain phrases seen in news headlines and on social media–the simple joy of public nudity, instead remains frowned upon.