JULY 12, 2021

Thật ra có kết hôn hay không thì cũng sẽ hối tiếc. Mèo trong ngõ nhỏ tự do nhưng không có chốn về. Chó trong hàng rào có nhà nhưng phải cúi đầu cả đời.
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其实吧 就是,结不结婚都会后悔,巷子里的猫很自由,但是没有归宿,围栏里的狗有归宿,但一辈子都要低着头。
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Actually, if you get married or not, you will regret it. The cats in the alley are free, but they have no home. The dogs in the fence have a home, but they have to keep their heads down for the rest of their lives.

P.s.: Picture taken in Changpinggou, Mt. Siguniang, Aba Prefecture, Sichuan, China in 2019.

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APRIL 18, 2021

Hai từ đáng ngưỡng mộ nhất trên thế giới:
Một từ là “nghiêm túc”, từ thứ hai là “kiên trì”.
Người nghiêm túc thay đổi bản thân, người kiên trì thay đổi số phận.
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世界上最可贵的两个词:
一个叫“认真”,一个叫“坚持”。
认真的人改变自己,坚持的人改变命运 。
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The two most precious words in the world:
One is called “serious” and the other is called “persistent”.
Serious people change themselves, persistent people change their destiny.
P.s.: Picture taken in Changpinggou, Mt. Siguniang, Aba Prefecture, Sichuan, China in 2019.

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NOVEMBER 13, 2020

Sự thật là thế này, cô đơn khiến bạn trở nên mạnh mẽ và khiến bạn trở thành một người tốt hơn.
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真相就是这样,孤独让你强大,让你成为一个更好的人。 ​​​​
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The truth is that loneliness makes you strong and makes you a better person. ​​​​

P.s.: Picture taken in Changpinggou, Mt. Siguniang, Aba Prefecture, Sichuan, China in 2019.

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AUGUST 31, 2020

Trong núi có cây sống ngàn năm,
Trên đời khó gặp người trăm tuổi.
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山中也有千年树,
世上难逢百岁人。
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There are thousand-year-old trees in the mountains.
It’s rare to find a hundred-year-old person in the world.

P.s.: Picture taken in Changpinggou, Mt. Siguniang, Aba Prefecture, Sichuan, China in 2019.

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DECEMBER 28, 2019

Thứ làm người ta mệt mỏi không phải là ngọn núi cao phía trước, mà là hạt cát trong chiếc giày.
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使人疲惫的不是远方的高山,而是鞋里的一粒沙子。
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It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it is the grain of sand in your shoe.

P.s.: Picture taken in Changpinggou, Mt. Siguniang, Aba Prefecture, Sichuan, China in 2019.

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Ngawa Tibetan And Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Day 11: Changping Valley

Before I went on this trip, I thought Mt. Siguniang must be a place for climbers. I only liked hiking for a day of about 30,000 steps which was tiring enough. Stargazing on the snowy top of the mountain at night under the cold wind was no fun to me. I didn’t really wanna go to Mt. Siguniang though it was in my initial plan. Because the Dien Bien girl didn’t intend go climbing alone, and I didn’t know how to see pandas in Wolong, I decided to give Mt. Siguniang a try in the end. Turned out this world heritage had several valleys and was worth seeing.

The highest place of my journey: somewhere near 3,700m beside a waterfall.

I met a forest keeper on the hike (first I thought he was a traveler), and after chatting for a while, he told me my Chinese was good. I also felt at ease with my ability to converse for more than just 1 or 2 sentences asking for direction.

The most picturesque view must have been some pine trees with no leaf under water.

After the boardwalk, there was a muddy trek because of the continuous rain from yesterday. I decided to wait for others at the roadside stop, enjoyed my 10-yuan hot milk tea to keep me warm, and looked at other hikers chatting and eating barbecued food. I also helped a couple bargaining for their horse ride because their kids seemed to be worn out. Turned out their horses just went down halfway instead.

On the way out, I entered the monastery near the gate which I couldn’t get in in the morning because it was closed then.

I thought I’d go to 2 valleys today, but Changpinggou (Changping Valley) turned out to be so long a hike.

When I was back to the hostel in the afternoon, I was also trying to ask for the bus to Chengdu with the owner, and she said there were 3 buses tomorrow. I’d like to take the noon one.

Later, I bought more milk teas in a grocery store. 1 cup cost only 4 yuans.

My Pedometer app first indexed 30,535 steps for today, but then later I saw only 28,849 steps. Huh?

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