Zong Heng and Bai Ci

It’s my (little) brother’s birthday. He’s 30. I can’t believe he’s 30. Anyway, we can’t be with him today, but I wanted to wish him a great big happy birthday and maybe even embarrass him a little bit.

Ryan has been doing this cute as hell project on Facebook. I’ll be completely honest, I don’t fully understand it. I think he needs to explain it to me again. But it’s cute either way. This shot is my favorite. Although, this one comes in close second. Stop by and say hello!

Happy Birthday, Ryan!


  1. Thank you for linking to this Michelle! I’m learning Chinese, and it’s nice to be able to see how much I actually recognize/know. Happy birthday to your brother! :)


  2. I believe those are two fluffy examples of the mythical “grass mud horse”, an anti-censorship pun-based meme that’s been going around China.

    An NYT article on the phenomenon can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/12/world/asia/12beast.html

    Be warned: The wikipedia entry has grown-up language, as do the translated subtitles in YouTube vids.


  3. Thanks, Jennifer! Awesome link!


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