Author Blurbs, Part Two

Tok Daaihgeuk: to flatter (lit. to carry on one's shoulders a pair of big feet) In the Tang dynasty, an empress called Mouh Jak Tin (A.D. 625-705) had a favorite lover called Sit Waaih Yih. A low ranking official named Jeung Kap always followed Sit Waaih Yih to serve as his attendant. Whenever Sit wanted to mount his horse, Jeung Kap prostrated himself on the ground to serve as a stepping stool for his master. This may be the origin of the phrase tok daaihgeuk.Big feet, little feet.I've been … [Read more...]

Out the Blue Door

Feilam: film Loan-words are words that sound similar to their English counterparts. Sometimes the original words say it best. Come read the inspired words of my guest blogger for today, Rick Wayne. You can visit his website at whyarethingsthewaytheyare.comfor more of his creative thoughts. Author Rick Wayne has dissected a cadaver, jumped out of a plane, swam in the Mediterranean, and meditated in Japan. Prior to becoming a writer he was stalked by a mountain lion in Texas, kicked in the head … [Read more...]