3 French playlists

I’ve been having a very French week on Spotify and these are the three playlists I have on rotation (there’s occasionally some overlap, like Carla Bruni’s “Quelqu’un m’a dit”, because of course). MessyNessyChic’s “Don’t Be a Tourist in Paris” soundtrack definitely got me into this latest fixation…Also I am so obsessed with Joe Dassin’s “Et si tu n’existais pas”…

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Things Chinese parents say to their kids

Inspired by a post I reblogged from Tumblr (“Things French parents say to their kids“), here are some phrases I grew up hearing…which I think are more or less common Chinese-parent-isms?

When you do something they don’t approve of… 

不听老人言, 吃亏在眼前  |  Bù tīng lǎorén yán, chīkuī zài yǎnqián

Don’t listen to elder’s words? Suffering is right in sight.

When you get in their way…  

好狗不挡路   |   Hǎo gǒu bù dǎng lù

Good dogs don’t block the road.

When you sleep in (maybe too much)…  

太阳晒到屁股了  |   Tàiyáng shài dào pìgule

Sunshine has reached your butt!

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