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三月纪实(一)March Documentary I    

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3239 Views | 8 Comments | 3/31/2013 4:23:13 PM

Panda in Plum Garden of East Lake

三月三日(星期天),晴—— 武汉东湖梅园,以及韭菜饺子

The 3rd, March, Sunday, Clear —— Plum Garden of East Lake in Wuhan & Chive Dumplings



二月底,我得到了两张东湖梅园的游园票。正好,我邀请二楼的关阿姨一起去赏梅。她先生去世有六年了,跟我住一个单元,所以我让她帮我看管一把我家的钥匙,这是单身生活最要命的东西。

The end of February, I got two tickets of Plum Garden of East Lake. So I invited auntie Guan to go there to enjoy the beautiful flowers. Auntie Gan’s husband had passed away for 6 years. She lives in the same unit with me, so I asked her charging a kye of my home which is the kiss of death for single life.

几年前的一个夏天的周末,我去东湖的楚天楼看了一天的书,一点都没意识到将家门钥匙锁在了房间里。傍晚回家才发现自己根本进不了家。后来是六楼的装修工人扛来一方木料,一端放在对门邻居家房间的窗台上,一端置于我的房间的封闭阳台窗台上,然后脚踩木方,手扶雨阳篷的支架,走到我窗前,打开我的窗子,跳进我的房间,帮我打开了家门。这是04年夏天发生在我家七楼上的惊险一幕。从此以后,我就在邻居关阿姨家放了一把钥匙,以备不时之需。

A summer Sunday before several years, I went to East Lake, read in ChuTianLou all day, and was not at all aware of leaving my key into home, until returned home at dusk. I was no way going into my home. When the neighbour of the sixth floor whose flat was on interior decoration, their worker shouldered a long wood to come up my floor. He putted one side of the wood on my next-door neighbor’s window sill, and another side on my window sill of my enclosed balcony, then foot steps on the wood, hands supported the frames of awning, moved to my room, opened my window, jumped into my room, then opened my door in my home for me. It was the breathtaking scene that took place on my home of the seventh floor on the summer of 2004. Thereafter, I have to put a key in auntie Guan’s home in case of need.

星期天一早,我们乘坐402路公交车来到了东湖梅园。满园梅花开得正盛,其中有种梅树开满红、白两色的梅花,非常珍贵。我们还一起采摘了好多的野韭菜,这可是意外的收获。为了珍惜我们的劳动成果,我回来后又整整忙碌了三天的全部业余时间。我必须去超市买猪肉等配菜,亲手包饺子,不浪费掉一根野韭菜。总之,我们渡过了一个非常愉快的周末,并且收获颇丰。

Sunday morning, auntie Guan and I took 402 bus to come into Plum Garden of East Lake. Blossom full branches were anywhere, there were a kind of prune trees which bloomed red and withe plum blossoms on one tree, they are very precious. As enjoyed the beautiful flower sea, we also picked much more wild chives, this was our windfall. For treasured our fruit of labor, I was busy three days in my spare time later. I had to go to supermarket to get pork etc, made dumplings with my own hands, did not waste one chive. Anyway, we had a very good Sunday, and big harvests.

在接下来的一周里,我的两位女同事吃到了我生平第一次制作的饺子。感谢发明做饺子皮机器的人,使我买到了机器制作的饺子皮。因为打死我都不会擀面,更别说那么小张的饺子皮了,这是我从来不尝试包饺子的原因。我的饺子馅里有:韭菜、猪肉、鲜笋、胡萝卜、生姜、鸡蛋、鸡精、炸鸡粉、橄榄油。没经验,包一个饺子先滚水煮熟,尝尝咸淡,淡了,再加盐;再包一个饺子,再煮熟尝,直到满意为止。饺子皮不错,可能还有橄榄油原因,煮出的饺子呈半透明状,里面的馅隐约可见。同事们对饺子的味道赞不绝口。第一次包饺子非常成功。

Next week, I have two female colleagues who had eaten my dumplings which was the first making of mine. Thanks for the person who invented the machine making dumpling skin, so I got the dumpling skins easily. Even kill me, I would not roll out dough, let alone so small and thin a dumpling skin, this was the reason that I’d never tried to make dumplings. There were wild chives, pork, fresh bamboo shoots, carrot, ginger, egg, chicken powder, olive oil in my stuffing. Inexperience, I had to boil after make one dumpling, tasted the salty to season the stuffing, then make a dumpling again, boiled, tasted, until satisfied. The skins were very good, maybe as well as the olive oil, boiled dumplings presented translucence, the stuffings may be seen indistinctly. My colleagues were full of praise for my dumplings. My first try was very successful.


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#2013-03-31 16:32:51 by JohnAbbot @JohnAbbot

This is a very fun blog Cao Hui. I loved the description of the guy getting into your place to recover your keys for you. And letting your Aunt have a key being "the kiss of death for single life" really struck a chord with me. Wonderfully put and so true.

BTW, because you did the Chinese and English paragraph by paragraph I took the opportunity to compare your translation to Google's (or it might have been Bing at that moment) and yours was clearly superior. They obviously have a long way to go yet.

Thanks for the enjoyable read.

#2013-03-31 17:31:03 by anonymous5893 @anonymous5893

可能南方人包饺子的技术不如我们北方人好些,呵呵,, 南方的朋友别生气啊,,,

#2013-03-31 21:30:14 by dongmei883 @dongmei883

做饺子我可是专家,看你做馅子的配料就知道你是新手,不过第一次能做这么好,就已经很伟大了,加油。
不过还提议,外形还需努力,不够好看,不够很美,我相信你将做的更好。

#2013-03-31 22:53:38 by Nokin68 @Nokin68

Perhaps either one of you could address this question. I am wondering if you could recommend a website, course or app that would be useful in learning Chinese. I am a beginner so I don't know any Chinese whatsoever. I ask because there is so much out there on the web and thought perhaps with your vast experience you could point me in the right direction. Thanks.

#2013-04-01 00:08:03 by anonymous5896 @anonymous5896

@JohnAbbot - Reading "the kiss of death for single life" also caused me to have the same reaction. However, I don't think it is as bad as it sounds. If you meet someone who really is your match, "love will find a way" as they say. So I wouldn't worry about it too much, just enjoy the company of your Aunt roommate in the meantime.

@CaoHui - You are a true writer. I love reading your blogs. Especially the ones about you and your son. They touch my heart. Keep them coming.

#2013-04-01 13:06:43 by panda2009 @panda2009

My dumplings are not so beautiful, but my English translation had got the authorization from John. Enough!

#2013-04-01 19:29:55 by panda2009 @panda2009

@anonymous5896
Thanks for reading my blogs. Please waite for my March Documentary II & III.

#2013-04-04 14:49:55 by 345 @345

看来这里有很多可以学到的,除了找男朋友之外,还可以学到很多吃的东西,不错不错。

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