Wrestling with a Website

Jouhdou Jek Kehk Gam: to work very hard During the Spring and Autumn Annals, civil disorder erupted in the state of Chaih. A prince called Chuhng Yih was exiled, and his loyal servant named Gaai Ji Teui accompanied him. While traveling, they constantly suffered from hunger. Once, they asked a farmer for some food, but the farmer only laughed at them. The prince wanted to kill him, but Gaai Ji Teui stopped him. After awhile, the servant brought the prince a bowl of meat soup, which the prince … [Read more...]

Sukgwat- On Self-Rejection

Sukgwat: selfish and cunning (lit. shrinkable bones) A small man with short bones may lose in combat but use tricks to win a battle.  During the Spring and Autumn Annals, a prime minister called Ngaanji lived in the state of Chaih.  Although less than five feet tall, he strategized well.  Three warriors in Chaih known for their courage were also thought likely to rebel.  Ngaanji gave the fighters two peaches, asking them to share the fruit according to their bravery.  Looking at the third … [Read more...]