Chinese medicine

Chinese Medicine in our house

下面我自己用中文来写这个故事:“我们家的中药”

Blog Post #11

3-8-18

I think since marrying my beautiful Chinese Hunan girl I am a more healthy person. I think that is mostly due to Chinese medicine. I have learned a lot about Chinese medicine. By now I am a kind of expert of the major classes of Chinese medicine. In my household we have two types. The first class of Chinese medicine is: drink more water. If you have a headache, drink more water. Cough? Drink more water. Too sleepy? Water again.

If this doesn’t work, you will need stronger medicine. I would recommend taking things to the next level of stronger Chinese medicine – drinking hot water. This one can tackle tougher problems. Bad cold? Drink more hot water. Flu? Definitely drink more hot water.

If you don’t believe me, give it a try!

We have other more advanced medicines as well, like wearing more clothes, but that we will have to cover in a future blog post.

我觉得和一个中国美女结婚了以后我越来越健康了。我觉最重要的原因是中药。我很清楚的了解中药。我现在是有点儿名的中药专家。

在我们家有两种中药。第一种是:多喝水。头痛?多喝一点儿水。咳嗽?多喝一点儿水。太累了么?再多喝一点儿水。

如果这种中药没用,你应该用重一点的药。我建议去采取下一步措施。另一种中药是:多喝一点热水。热水可以解决更多难题。你感冒了么?喝热水。有流感吗?当然要喝热水。你不相信,可以自己试试。

其实我们家也有其他中药(例如:穿多一点衣服). 我未来会写在我的博客上。

Making a Good First Impression

Post #5 Feb 3, 2018

The weather is especially cold this winter where we live. So, I’ve been wearing these long thermal underwears, like people do in China during the winter. On my first trip to China to meet my wife’s family, it was wintertime. So, I packed and brought my long thermal underwear. The thing about wearing them is that you feel warm and covered, even when you are not.

I remember coming out of the bathroom into the living room where there were about 6 older ladies (family and friends) visiting. The conversation stopped and everyone started staring at me. I looked down and realized suddenly that my pants were still completely open! I quickly turned around and fastened my pants, while trying to remember how to say “I’m sorry” in Chinese. Some laughter started and then the one English speaking aunt there said, don’t worry, we are all family.There was more talking in Chinese and laughter – but I have no idea what was said. Great first impression!

这个冬天特别冷。所以我常常穿长热内,像中国人一样过冬天。我第一次去中国见太太的家人的时候,是冬天。所以我带上了我的长热内。它的好处就是让我很暖和。所有皮肤都被衣服盖住了。暖和得甚至有时候不知道衣服有没有穿好。

我记得有一次从厕所,回到客厅的时候,我发现六个客人到了客厅。他们本来在说话。一看到我就没说话并且盯着我看。我看一看我自己发现裤子没有穿好。我迅速转过身把裤子穿好。因为那个时候我还不会说中文,所以我就说了‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry!’。她们都哈哈大笑。然后一个会说英文的阿姨告诉我没关系,我们都是一家人。她们继续说说笑笑,然而我听不懂。我给我的家人留下了不可磨灭的印象。

What is this?

Post #1 Jan 2, 2018

Hello and welcome to 50% Chinese!  I have just started writing this blog in Chinese and English to help me learn Chinese.  Also because I’d like to share some entertaining stories from my life and trying to live a bilingual and definitely multi-cultural life.

A little about myself: I am an American married to a Chinese Hunan girl, we live in the USA with our two kids & my mother in law. I work as a Principal Scientist with Procter & Gamble.  I am interested in outdoors activities, running, technology, and learning Chinese.  I expect to publish a new blog posting each week.  Please let me know your comments  and questions – I always respond to every email.

#1 一月二号

大家好!欢迎你们来到我的博客。我更开始写这个博客为了帮助我学中文。我也喜欢分享我的想法和我的故事。

关于我自己:我是一个美国人和一个湖南的辣妹子结婚了。我们现在和我的岳母还有我们的两孩子住在美国。我是一个在宝洁公司的博士科学家。我的工作是做研究更好的产品。我对外面的活动,跑步,技术,和学中文感兴趣。我打算每个星期加一篇新的博客文章。欢迎给我留言。我会及时回复所有的留言。