Author: lau_guan_kim

My Beautiful Motherland 我的祖国 [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-3-12 10:03:18 |Display all floors
Can one's love towards one's country be broaden to the earth?
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/eng ... /content_530519.htm
"Interesting enough, some Chinese, on the eve of the NPC and CPPCC sessions, jokingly urged that "black and white cats be turned into green cats."

If you see the polluted river of your country, your romantic thought of the song will be gone. What comes to your mind is "sustainable growth", "Green GDP"...

Let's extend our love to a universal level into future and forget about 150 humiliation pass.
Vision without action is illusion---Y.J.

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Post time 2006-3-12 13:24:02 |Display all floors

More Fitting Translation For the Overseas Chinese

I propose that  this would be a more fitting translation for those of us from overseas:


我的祖国

My Ancestors' Land

一条大河波浪宽,风吹稻花香两岸,我家就在岸上住,听惯了艄公的号子,看惯了船上的白帆。

One big river, such broad waves,
Breeze wafted rice flowers scent the banks,
My family home was right there on that slope,
Familiar sounds the boatman's horn,
Familiar sights the white sails on the boats.

这是美丽的祖国,是我生长的地方;在这片辽阔的土地上,到处都有明媚的风光。

This beautiful land of my ancestors,
Where I was born and raised.
On this vast expanse of earth,
Everywhere there is gorgeous scenery.

姑娘好像花一样,小伙儿心胸多宽广,为了开辟新天地,唤醒了沉睡的高山,让那河流改变了模样。

Maidens like flowers,
Young chaps with big hearts,
For to open up new worlds,
They woke the slumbering mountains,
And changed the way the river flows.

这是英雄的祖国,是我生长的地方;在这片古老的土地上,到处都有青春的力量。

This heroic land of my ancestors,
Where I was born and raised.
On this ancient stretch of earth,
Everywhere there is youthful strength.

好山好水好地方,条条大路都宽敞,朋友来了有好酒,若是那豺狼来了,迎接它的有猎枪。

Good mountains, good waters, good places,
Every road is wide.
For friends who come there is great wine,
And if there come jackals and wolves,
We greet them with our guns.

这是强大的祖国,是我生长的地方;在这片温暖的土地上,到处都有和平的阳光。

This strong land of my ancestors,
Where I was born and raised.
On this warm piece of earth,
Everywhere there is peaceful sunshine.

[ Last edited by tongluren at 2006-3-12 05:04 PM ]

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Post time 2006-3-12 13:28:35 |Display all floors

Well, there may be a reason

Well Mr. Lau, most of the time in forums, you get what you give.  I have read your postings over the years on quite a number of forums - ASIAWIND, CD, you might have also posted on NYTimes, and CNN (before they closed that down).  Your words are not always kind either.  So content aside, the style of presentation often dictates how others treat you - whether they flame you or embrace you, it often is your own choice.

But then most of us write on forums to share our ideas.  If we do not get reactions, it means we failed.

[ Last edited by tongluren at 2006-3-12 01:30 PM ]

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Post time 2006-3-12 19:59:48 |Display all floors

This is certainly a very beautiful version indeed!

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Post time 2006-3-12 20:06:06 |Display all floors
Eh..I know this song!!!!!..

I like it..though I can sing it for you guys now..cos I just lost my voice last night....
I don't know if I like you or love you, want you or need you, all I know is I love the feeling I get when I'm near you.

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Post time 2006-3-12 20:16:39 |Display all floors

Reply #16 tongluren's post

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Writer's real name is Lau Guan Kim.  lau_guan_kim is for commentary and analysis. He writes also under another alter ego jinseng. I will respond to good reasoned debate. Mudslingers shall be ignored. What I do not like are ignorance, stupidity, chauvinism and bigotry. The other party has as much right as I have until it resorts to insults and nuisance.

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Post time 2006-3-12 20:53:34 |Display all floors
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Writer's real name is Lau Guan Kim.  lau_guan_kim is for commentary and analysis. He writes also under another alter ego jinseng. I will respond to good reasoned debate. Mudslingers shall be ignored. What I do not like are ignorance, stupidity, chauvinism and bigotry. The other party has as much right as I have until it resorts to insults and nuisance.

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