小鸡小鸡 (Chick Chick) lyrics (Chinese and English)

Rollin’ WANG’s 小鸡小鸡 (小雞小雞 / xiao3ji1 xiao3ji1 / Chick Chick) video is currently a viral hit. It also happens to be one of the Mandarin videos that I absolutely love — it’s probably the only thing that makes me want to get up and dance.

I thought it’d be and maybe benefit non-Mandarin speakers to translate the lyrics. But honestly it’s not that hard: a lot of it consists of onomatopoeias (words imitating sounds), and the rapping part has no actual lyrical content (it’s just about making sounds that have a good rhythm).

Enjoy!

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New blog theme — some posts broken for now

I’ve changed (well, more specifically, updated) the WordPress “theme” used on my blog. I was using the theme called Twenty Ten, now I’m using the one called Twenty Eleven.

Given their names you’d really expect them to be compatible, except they aren’t. Lots of the visual formatting bits and pieces are broken, which on a technically-savvy blog matters quite a bit.

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Bizarre Japanese news

I came across this one today and had to post it. Parts that continue to make me LOL are bolded.

Quoting:

A man has been arrested on suspicion of biting his adult son to death to get rid of a “snake haunting him”.

TV Asahi reported that Katsumi Nagaya, 53, seriously injured his son, Takuya, 23, on Friday.

He was reported to have head-butted and bitten him after Takuya began writhing around claiming to be a serpent.

The son was declared dead after being taken to hospital.

The suspect reportedly told police he had attacked his son to remove the snake from his mind.

It’s a sad story, but also hilarious given its bizarre nature. The snake is long; seven miles…