Chinese Welcome the Future
by Revisiting the Past
A Chinese TV concert on New Year's Eve 2011
brought forth the memories of the old songs that once rejuvenated
the nation and once reunited the people during the crucial
Song: Loushan Pass
Relics by Mao
Amid ferocious wind
from the west,
Under the morning moon in season of frost,
The cry from a wild goose is heard,
And the sound of horse hooves clattering on road,
And the hum of bugles in a low note.
Who says the strong pass is an iron wall?
We are crossing its summit once more.
And crossing the summit,
When the hills roll like waves in ocean,
When the sun is
blood-red and dying.
The handwriting of Mao
Zedong, one of the top most accomplished calligraphers in
all Chinese history: Loushan Pass
Chinese kids held an indoor
rabbit party to see off 2010, a Tiger Year, and usher in year
2011, a Rabbit Year.
dear little rabbits,
The wolf is no longer in presence,
Please throw open your gate,
Welcome a tiger’s
Are you coming to eat us raw?
not true. I believe in the universal value of Darwinism,
and come to bring you the freedom to participate in a professional
contest boxing. If I lose the competition, you can take off my
skin to make a nice curtain; if I win, you will become my delicious
dim sum – which I reckon is absolutely fair dinkum.