Yangtze River Headwaters Volunteering Day 3 长江源志愿工作第3天

This is a series of journals recording my days in the Yangtze River Headwaters volunteering project. I will try to update every day but there might be delays in the days I work in the wild without the internet. I’m also trying to write bilingual if time allows. Like it? Follow my Instagram (@anar.chica.yichenguo) for… Continue reading Yangtze River Headwaters Volunteering Day 3 长江源志愿工作第3天

Yangtze River Headwaters Volunteering Day 2 长江源志愿工作第2天

This is a series of journals recording my days in the Yangtze River Headwaters volunteering project. I will try to update every day but there might be delays in the days I work in the wild without the internet. I’m also trying to write bilingual if time allows. Like it? Follow my Instagram (@anar.chica.yichenguo) for… Continue reading Yangtze River Headwaters Volunteering Day 2 长江源志愿工作第2天

Yangtze River Headwaters Volunteering Day 1 长江源志愿工作第1天

This is a series of journals recording my days in the Yangtze River Headwaters volunteering project. I will try to update every day but there might be delays in the days I work in the wild without the internet. I’m also trying to write bilingual if time allows. Like it? Follow my Instagram (@anar.chica.yichenguo) for… Continue reading Yangtze River Headwaters Volunteering Day 1 长江源志愿工作第1天

To the Mystery (1) 去秘境(1)

The driver called me at 7:41 in the morning saying he’s waiting for me outside the hostel, which was 20 minutes ahead of schedule. Very punctual. We picked another guest, Ms. Zeng, and set off for the two lakes that are not ravishingly exploited yet - Wusute Yadan Geo-Park and East Taiji Nai'er Lake. 司机师傅早上7:41打电话说他已在旅馆外等我。比原计划提前了20分钟,非常守时。我们接上了另一位客人曾小姐姐,便出发去两个尚未充分开发的湖泊-乌素特雅丹地质公园和东台吉奈尔湖。Driver Mr.… Continue reading To the Mystery (1) 去秘境(1)

Yangtze River Headwaters Volunteering Day 0 长江源志愿工作第0天

This is a series of journals recording my days in the Yangtze River Headwaters volunteering project. I will try to update every day but there might be delays in the days I work in the wild without the internet. I'm also trying to write bilingual if time allows. Like it? Follow my Instagram (@anar.chica.yichenguo) for… Continue reading Yangtze River Headwaters Volunteering Day 0 长江源志愿工作第0天

Excerpts of Libro de Las Preguntas

Excerpts of my favourite pieces from Pablo Neruda's <Libro de Las Preguntas>, with my experimental translations to Chinese. Original TextTranslationIIIDime, la rosa está desnudaO sólo tiene esse vestido?Por qué los árboles escondenEl esplendor de sus raíces?Quién oye los remordimientosDel automóvil criminal?Hay algo más triste en el mundoQue un tren inmóvil en la lluvia?III告诉我,玫瑰是赤裸着还是仅有那件衣服?为什么树木藏匿起它们根部的光辉?谁听那肇了事的汽车内心的不安?世上还有何物比雨中静止的火车更忧伤?XXIIAmor, amor, aquel… Continue reading Excerpts of Libro de Las Preguntas

Conversation: From Milan Kundera to Morality

Three is a charm. Recently I finished reading Milan Kundera's masterpiece <The Unbearable Lightness of Being> for the third time. The first time I read it I was in middle school. By then I understood absolutely nothing. I don't remember if I finished reading, but I remember saying '什么玩意乱七八糟的!(WTF was that!)' The second time was… Continue reading Conversation: From Milan Kundera to Morality