Author: Huey

  • Shanghai, Disneyland Trip

    Shanghai, Disneyland Trip

    Previous Post: https://hueyly.com/chimelong-zhuhai-trip Your mom and I couldn’t decide if we wanted to go to Zhuhai for some warm weather or to Shanghai for a visit to Disneyland. Since we haven’t been able to travel for such a long time (because of the pandemic), we decided to do both! The flight from Zhuhai to Shanghai […]

  • Chimelong, Zhuhai Trip

    Chimelong, Zhuhai Trip

    In January of 2023, your mom and I decided to celebrate the New Year by taking you two to Disneyland in Shanghai. After three long years of the Covid19 pandemic, the government of China finally lifted travel restrictions. So everyone was excited to be able to travel again! First, we would go to Zhuhai for […]

  • Top 10 (mostly wholesome) Animes to watch that is not made by Studio Ghibli

    Top 10 (mostly wholesome) Animes to watch that is not made by Studio Ghibli

  • Jacky Cheung – 月半弯 Yue Ban Wan – Lyrics and Translations

    Jacky Cheung – 月半弯 Yue Ban Wan – Lyrics and Translations

    月半弯,  倚于深宵 Yuet bun waan, yi yu sam siu
A half cresent Moon, appears deep in the night
 晚风轻飘man fung hing piu
the night breeze softly blows 一张俏脸泛着, 半点的醉意
yat jeung chiu lim faan jeuk,  bun dim dik jeui yi.A pretty face flooded with a touch of drunkenness
. 夜已醉了 夜已醉倒了ye yi jeui liu , ye yi jeui dou liuThe […]

  • 死了都要爱  (Si Le Dou Yao Ai) – Translations and Lyrics

    死了都要爱 (Si Le Dou Yao Ai) – Translations and Lyrics

    死了都要爱 (Si Le Dou Yao Ai- To Love even in Death) by 信乐团 Xìn Yue Tuan 死了都要爱 不淋漓尽致不痛快 si le dou yao ai bu lin li jin zhi bu tong kuai To love even in death, if you don’t love vividly you won’t be happy 感情多深只有这样才足够表白 gan qing duo shen zhi you zhe yang cai zu […]

  • Saigon Oi Vinh Biet Lyrics and Translations

    Saigon Oi Vinh Biet Lyrics and Translations

    Sài gòn ơi, tôi đã mất người trong cuộc đời Dear Saigon, I’ve lost the people in my life Sài gòn ơi, thôi đã hết thời gian tuyệt vời Dear Saigon, the time of greatness has ended Giờ còn đây, những kỷ niệm sống trong tôi The time that remains are the memories that live […]

  • Nicholas Tse – Fei Jau Bat Ho – Lyrics and Translations

    Nicholas Tse – Fei Jau Bat Ho – Lyrics and Translations

    I think Nicholas Tse is a good looking guy, charismatic, and a decent actor in certain roles. But I think his singing is just so-so. Sadly, the wifey loves him and wants me to learn his songs for KTV sessions.  That’s how I spent an afternoon translating the lyrics to this okay song. 谢霆锋 – […]

  • Homemade Treasure Hunt

    Homemade Treasure Hunt

    I am going out of town for about a week and decided to create a little treasure hunt puzzle to amuse the fiancee while I’m gone. Here is what I came up with: Before I head out the door, I put a little sign on the drawers next to the bed that says “Look inside […]

  • Learning Chinese: The Structure Of A Sentence

    Learning Chinese: The Structure Of A Sentence

    Learning just the vocabulary of a language is not enough.  We have to be able to put the words we learned together to form coherent sentences. Knowing the correct word order is an important milestone on a student’s way to language fluency.  Indeed, it is one of the last pieces of the puzzle that, when […]

  • Memories of Lunar New Years Past

    Memories of Lunar New Years Past

    I will tell you about my experiences with the Chinese New Year while growing up in Vietnam. Even though we are Chinese, both of my parents were born in Vietnam. My grandparents were from southern China and immigrated to Vietnam in the late 50s. My memories growing up were of poor but simpler times, filled […]

  • Andy Lau – 最後妳也走了 – Zhui Hou Ni Ye Zhou Le – Lyrics and Translation

    Andy Lau – 最後妳也走了 – Zhui Hou Ni Ye Zhou Le – Lyrics and Translation

    Like most Hong Kong movies in the 90s, the script of The Prince of Temple Street turned to crap half way through the movie. But it did leave behind a decent song and some wonderful images. A young Andy Lau and Joey Wong made a pretty nice on screen couple as well 🙂 最后..妳也走了 In […]

  • Congratulations!  “Lived-In-Xi’an” Graduating Class of 2012

    Congratulations! “Lived-In-Xi’an” Graduating Class of 2012

    Leo, Guy, and Lee are holding the mics, belting out their rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody, while the rest of the room joins in.  Empty beer bottles and snack plates litter the table in our dark-light enhanced KTV room.  About twenty or so energetic singing lunatics are crammed together, declaring that they got a moose and […]

  • Beyond – 光辉岁月(The Glorious Years) – lyrics and translation

    Beyond – 光辉岁月(The Glorious Years) – lyrics and translation

    光辉岁月 gwong fai seui yuet The Glorious Years 钟声响起归家的讯号 jung sing heung hei gwai ga dik seun hou The clock bell chimes the signal to go home 在他生命里, 仿佛带点唏嘘 joi ta sang meng leui, fong fat dai dim hei heui In his life, there seems to carry a small sigh of regret 黑色肌肤给他的意义 hak sik […]

  • Learning Chinese: Things You Shouldn’t Say In Polite Company

    Learning Chinese: Things You Shouldn’t Say In Polite Company

    Did you know you should not say the phrase “chuī xiāo” (吹箫 – literally “blow flute”), even though you really mean to express the act of flute playing?  I learned this, embarrassingly, during one of our content design sessions, in which I was tasked with designing the lessons teaching musical instruments to our users.  When […]

  • Learning Chinese: The Importance of Tones

    Learning Chinese: The Importance of Tones

    The word for “mom” in Mandarin is mā, in the first tone (high pitch). And the word for “horse” is mǎ, in the 3rd tone (falling-rising pitch). An American friend of mine once tried to insult someone in Mandarin by suggesting inappropriate behaviors to another guy’s mom. But he inadvertently proclaimed himself to be a […]

  • So You Want to Learn Chinese

    So You Want to Learn Chinese

    As kids, my brother, sister and I knew how to speak both Vietnamese and Cantonese growing up in Vietnam as Chinese immigrants. And instinctively we always knew they were separate languages, without having anyone really explained to us the intricacies of being bilingual. When we moved to the U.S., we picked up English easily, and were […]

  • Xi’an City Wall Marathon

    Xi’an City Wall Marathon

    November 5th, 2011.  people from all over the world came to the city of Xi’an to participate in the Xi’an International Marathon held on top of the city wall.  Thousands of people participated, from hard core athletes who are actually there to compete, to running enthusiasts there for the experience, to out-of-shape guys like me […]

  • My First Hash Run

    My First Hash Run

    You would think that running and drinking wouldn’t go well together.  But there is this weird club for runners and drinkers call The Hash House Harriers that does exactly that.  The Hash House was started by a bunch of Brits living in Malaysia in the late 1930s and had spread throughout the Far East, Europe, Australia, […]

  • Beyond – 海阔天空

    Beyond – 海阔天空

    Beyond was one of the few true “bands” out of Hong Kong. While other canto-pop groups and artists were being manufactured by the commercial beast of the HK industry, they started out as an indy group and did everything themselves without the backing of a major publisher. They write their own songs, played their own […]

  • Teaching English, part 2, tips and tricks

    Teaching English, part 2, tips and tricks

    < Read part 1 of my teaching adventures Kids are harder to teach than adults.  Their attention spans are shorter, they are not very obedient, and often times they’re forced to be there by their parents to sit in a dreary classroom instead of playing outside with their friends.  It is one of the toughest […]

  • Teaching English to Chinese kids

    Teaching English to Chinese kids

    I thought teaching English would be easy. Holy Cheesestick it’s harder than trying to put a sweater on a wild panda! At least that’s how I feel after the recent stint at the J Plus English school and the tutoring lessons I’ve done here in Xi’an. Kids are like monsters on little legs! Granted, I’ve […]

  • The Great Xi’an Scavenger Hunt

    The Great Xi’an Scavenger Hunt

    This past Saturday, Los Tres Stooges that are Patrick Antony, Shane, and Daemon organized our very first Great Xi’an Scavenger Hunt to great success. There were 11 teams of three’s and four’s comprising of over 30 participants! Everyone chipped in 20 yuan toward the pot, grabbed the hunt list from Patrick, and proceeded to “discover […]

  • 你怎么舍得我難過 – Lyrics and Translations

    你怎么舍得我難過 – Lyrics and Translations

    你怎么舍得我难过-黄品源  Nǐ zěnme shěde wǒ nánguò-huángpǐnyuán 对你的思念 是一天又一天 Duì nǐ de sīniàn, shì yītiān yòu yītiān The thoughts of you I have day to day 孤单的我还是没有改变 Gūdān de wǒ háishì méiyǒu gǎibiàn The lonely me still have not changed 美丽的梦 何时才能出现 Měilì de mèng, hé shí cáinéng chūxiàn Beautiful dreams can still appear 亲爱的你 好想再见你一面 Qīn’ài de nǐ, […]

  • Language Exchange Meetup

    Language Exchange Meetup

    Recently I joined an online community (talkxian.com) that is geared toward English speakers living in Xi’an.   There are both expats and locals visiting the site, bantering and helping each other out on the online forum.   For the most part it is a fun and friendly community. One of the things I missed from […]

  • Journal Entry: Bell Tower Starbucks

    Journal Entry: Bell Tower Starbucks

    July 31, 2011 Xi’an, China Sipping a latte at the Bell Tower Starbucks.  There are four smokin’ hot Russian models sitting across from me, all tall and skinny and European looking.  How do I know they are models?  I talked to one of them while we were both mixing sugar into our coffee.  I asked […]