Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Deadlines, proverbs, gruel

make my shoulders pop out, even though I have a comfortable office chair. Here is a Chinese idiom:

Ren cai ji ji (the number of unemployed is more than the job vacancies available)

Here is another:

seng duo zhou shao (many monks and little porridge).

My first Chinese textbook translated that particular "zhou" as "gruel." I ate a lot of pea zhou in China. It was good. Rice zhou is good in the morning with sweetened condensed milk in it.

1 comment:

Jessica Smith said...

rice gruel sounds good.
i like rice pudding.
is chinese rice gruel like the indian rice-puddingy stuff?