Kevin Tsai Sparks Spring Festival Holiday Hangover Discussion

Cai Kangyong, Kevin Tsai.

Cai Kangyong, Kevin Tsai.

蔡康永 Kevin Tsai aka Cai Kangyong co-hosts the popular Taiwanese variety-comedy talk show Kangxi Lai Le (literally “Kangxi Arrives” or “Here Comes Kangxi”).

Kangxi Lai Le, popular Taiwanese variety talk show.

A few days ago, he asked his 20 million Sina Weibo followers for their reflections on the recent 2013 Spring Festival public holiday, which lasted 7 days from February 9-15. At the time of translation, this 9-character Weibo post had 4,259 upvotes, 30,779 re-shares, and 28,252 comments. Most Chinese netizens report holiday hangover.

From Sina Weibo:

@蔡康永: The annual holiday is over…(…add 5 characters)

Kevin Tsai, 7 million Sina Weibo followers as of June 2011.
The above graphic by was made in 2011 June. Kevin Tsai currently has 20.8 million followers on Sina Weibo.

Replies on Sina Weibo:


The money’s used up too.


Still haven’t received my paycheck.


Kangxi arrives yet again!


Seven consecutive days of work.

[Note: After the seven-day Spring Festival public holiday were seven straight working days (February 16-22).]


Still have workdays to come.

[Note: The original Chinese text cold also be interpreted as “To be fucked by work”.]


And I’m going to quit [my job].


I miss it very much.


The summer vacation is coming.


Waiting for the next annual holiday.


Homework is not yet finished.


Gotta catch up on (my) homework.


My face’s gotten even bigger.


I’ve gotten fat yet again. Crazy emoticon


2 kg fatter!


Time to go on a diet.


My purse has gotten skinnier.


Post-holiday depression.


[I’m in] all kinds of bad moods.


Tired, fat, bored, groggy, and lazy.


No more freedom.


Mine is not over yet. Grin emoticon


School doesn’t start till March. Haha emoticonHaha emoticonHaha emoticonHaha emoticon


Spent over 10,000 RMB…


My balls ache yet again.


Still haven’t married myself out.


Getting ready for blind dates.


I’m about to get divorced.


Still really sleepy. Sleep emoticon


Did you oral sex yet?


The right hand is weak.


Two shores not yet united [referring to Taiwan and mainland China].


Sitting here waiting for Qingming Festival [Tomb Sweeping Festival].


Keep on living my life!


Life is not yet over.


Continue struggling [working towards a better life]!


Saw him once again.


In a beautiful mood.

Cai Kangyong, Kevin Tsai.

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  • MonkeyMouth

    looking at his photo, i am starting to believe in the David Icke reptilian conspiracy

    • mr.wiener

      Only if the reptiles are short , fat little poofs.

      • MonkeyMouth

        kinda like the queen of england

        • fsck

          I’m British and that is a 5 Star comment

    • filabusta

      If I could upvote twice I would.

  • the ace of books

    年假过完了,又来责任 D:

  • Loopins

    “wishing they would stay away” …much quieter in Beijing during the spring festival

  • dim mak

    Phew, im glad my mom never wants me to go back for CNY
    Money saved from plane tickets goes to booze and vidya gaems :3

    • Gay Azn Boi

      And BBCs.

      • dim mak

        What don’t you like about BBCs?

        • Gay Azn Boi

          Uhmm, you’ve been on here long enough to know which ones I like :p

        • MonkeyMouth


          • Gay Azn Boi

            Yes sir.

  • dwqdw wdwqdqwd

    Meh, hangover is for kids, adults aren’t faced by it.

  • El Puma R.


    laowai don’t care you


  • Irvin

    I don’t get it

  • Gay Azn Boi

    Ugh, just weighed myself and I gained 3 lbs in a month (too much food). Gotta work out now. Wanna stay a twink forever…

    • Butsu

      I’m not gay, but man, I dig your style.

      • Gay Azn Boi

        Haha thanks man.

        • MonkeyMouth

          always wanted to know what a ‘twink’ is

        • MonkeyMouth

          you try sichuan garden yet/? it’ll make you fat, cuz it gooooood

          • Gay Azn Boi

            Nope not yet. It’s too far and I barely go down there anymore. Maybe someday.

  • Hongwu Emperor

    Why the show is called ‘kangxi laile’? its just namesake or they DO talk about Kangxi? if so that’s nice then.

    • mr.wiener

      They’ve taken the names of the hosts: Cai Kang yong and Xiao S [who is rather bone-able] her Chinese name is Xi something and put them together for the title of the show.

      • Kai

        LoL, what do you think of her sister?

        • mr.wiener

          Less bone-able and fecund certainly.
          I like Xiao S anyway, she said nice things about my sausage on her show once.

      • donscarletti

        At the risk of being seen as objectifying women, I would classify the bulk of Xiao S to be a rather plain and utilitarian way of supplying oxygenated blood to her thighs.

  • donscarletti

    Drank continuously for a week, over 30 litres of beer and who knows how much spirits.

    Woke up with hands blackned and covered in superficial burns from rockets and firecrackers, wondering how I could have possibly not felt it at the time.

    Was quizzed about my views on Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping theory, Three Represents, Scientific Development theory, etc by public servant future uncle-in-laws.

    Got passionately embraced on the street by a reasonably attractive stranger looking to piss off her boyfriend, didn’t think fast enough to grab a quick feel but attributed it to loyalty, chivalry and high standards when asked by male companions.

    Yeah, Chinese new years is awesome, kind of like a raucus, alcohol and firework fueled binge that lasts a week. Sort of like celebrating Christmas with a heavy metal band.

    • MonkeyMouth

      Bad News On Tour, or Spinal Tap?

  • MonkeyMouth

    English Weibo? When???

  • moody

    20,8 Million followers for this awkward looking little dude
    I just don t get it
    that show is not even good
    Of course it seems like a lot compared to my home country’s population, but with a billion Chinese …
    Nhaaa, that’s still way too many
    Guess I’ll never get it