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”).
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)
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.
2 kg fatter!
Time to go on a diet.
My purse has gotten skinnier.
[I’m in] all kinds of bad moods.
Tired, fat, bored, groggy, and lazy.
No more freedom.
Mine is not over yet.
School doesn’t start till March.
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.
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.