Singles’ Day, 3 Line Love Letters, Sun Yang

A female university student at Shantou University in China proposed to another male student in a wedding dress and with a bouquet of flowers on this year's Singles Day.
Last Monday a week ago was Singles’ Day or Double 11, because it falls every year on November 11th, or “11.11”. This modern holiday for bachelors and bachelorettes has been coopted by retailers as a day for large discounts and sales similar to Black Friday in the United States.

Happiness Shantou University Female Student Proposed to Male Student on Singles’ Day! — Today [last Monday, November 11th] at “STU 2nd Cafeteria”, a fourth-year female student in a wedding dress holding a bouquet got down on one knee and proposed to a guy. After hugs and kisses, the guy carried the girl away. It is said that in order to pursue the girl, this guy had repeated a year of studies to enter Shantou University. Heart Best wishes to them!

Singles' Day Proposal


[rén jiān bù chāi]

This Chinese idiom-like expression is short for 人生已经如此的艰难,有些事情就不要拆穿 “life is already so hard, so just leave some things be” referring to lies or statements that could be debunked or proven false, quoted from 林宥嘉 Lin Youjia aka Yoga Lin’s song 《说谎》 “Lie.”

@叫兽易小星: If only housing prices were 50% off on “Double 11″…
@所长别开枪是我: Could you afford them even if they were 50% off?
@使徒子: Life is already so hard, so just leave some things be…


[bù míng jué lì]
This Chinese idiom-like expression is short for “don’t understand it but feel it’s awesome” or more colloquially, “don’t get it but it’s awesome”.

#Wuhan University Three-Line Love Letter# The crab is deshelling me, and the notebook is writing on me. A sky full of me falls upon maple leaves and snowflakes. And you are thinking of me.

[Note: This is the winner of a three-line love letter contest at Wuhan University.]

Three-line love letter.

Now This Is “Don’t Get It But It’s Awesome“ — In the late-70s of the last century, Italian artist Serafini wrote a book. He created a magical surreal world in this 380-page book: The entire book was written in an unknown language. It’s so difficult to finish reading this book that this book became this gentleman’s most famous work. Come and experience it:

Book 01

Book 06

Book 07

Book 05

Book 04

Book 03

Book 02

Book 08

The meanest message I received on Singles’ Day, and I couldn’t help but sing it out aloud…

Single boy

My father often teaches me: Don’t complain about the environment; try to change yourself. So after being single for one year at Hefei University of Technology, I became a jilao [gay person].

岳羽倩: Without you/[When I] feel cold/[I can] only buy a cup of hot drink. ——Three-line love letter
吴佐杭: With you/[When I] feel cold/[I will] have to buy two cups.

Sun Yang [Olympic champion swimmer] was determined to have been driving without a license after being involved in a traffic accident while driving his luxury car, for which he publicly apologized for on Weibo. At present, Sun Yang has been sentenced to 7 days of administrative detention. It is said that the scene of the rear-end collision was one of harmony/peace, that the other driver had even asked for Sun Yang’s autograph. However, because Sun Yang’s girlfriend who was a passenger in his car was dissatisfied with the amount of compensation that the other driver Feng promised, they voluntarily called the police…and so the police came [resulting in him being found to not have a license and being sentenced to 7 days detention].

Crying Sun Yang.

Sun Yang is indeed a world champion. The 7-day detention was for no other purpose——this perfect way to avoid the Zhejiang University Fall Semester Exam Week surpasses us ordinary people by leagues [in its creativity/ingeniousness].

[Note: Sun Yang is a student at Zhejiang University.]

Upon learning that this ugly beggar in front of him is actually his biological father Duan Yanqing, Duan Yu was dumbstruck, only recovering his senses after a long time upon which he timidly asked: “Daddy, do you know how to sing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’?”

[Note: This joke reflects the popularity of the celebrity parenting reality show Where Are We Going, Dad? and Taiwanese celebrity Jimmy Lin, who played the above-mentioned Duan Yu in the 2003 TV series Demi-Gods and Semi-DevilsBabi [Daddy], do you know how to sing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star'” is asked by Jimmy Lin’s son Kimi at the beginning of the popular show’s eponymous theme song.]

Duan Yu

Before calling my dad, I thought a long time about whether to call him “daddy” or “babi“… The moment I opened my mouth, I ended up calling him dai bi [dumbass or dumb cunt].

Kimi and "babi" Jimmy Lin.
Kimi and “babi” Jimmy Lin.

Written by Rensi

A translator of trending Chinese Internet humor and Chinese pop music.


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