Slough off the cicada’s golden shell

Beware: *Spoilers included below * In Cambrian Period Ep 6,  Li Yong Ji, Officer Li mentions about Suo Tou sloughing off the cicada's golden shell after Tang Yin was abducted. This is another classic tactic in the 36 stratagems for warfare. It's a strategy used when the enemy is superior in strength to you. Like … Continue reading Slough off the cicada’s golden shell

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Empty City/ fort Strategy (2 min read)

In Cambrian Period Ep 5, Zhan Shili (James Li) talks about using an empty city/fort strategy when he was dealing with Suo Tou. (*Spoilers below*) This is the 32nd stratagem from the chinese essay the 36 strategems (三十六计) which is attributed to the ancient chinese general, Sun Tzu (孙子)  who also wrote The Art of … Continue reading Empty City/ fort Strategy (2 min read)

The Chinese way to describe a jealous lover: The vinegar jar (2 min read)

If you have watched some of the episodes after Bai Jinxi/Su Mian and Han Chen got together, you are likely to remember the few times when our Detective Han flew into a fit of jealousy especially when Jinxi gets a little too friendly with Dr Xu. As a result, Jinxi couldn't help but tease him … Continue reading The Chinese way to describe a jealous lover: The vinegar jar (2 min read)

A handy guide to work through the medical terms in Memory Lost

Although I tried to tone down on the amount of medical jargon present in the drama, I realised that perhaps it might be good to write a short post on some of the terms that are scattered throughout the drama which may even come into use in your daily lives. Here are the ones that … Continue reading A handy guide to work through the medical terms in Memory Lost

Notification

Notification: If anyone is still experiencing problems watching this episode, I have uploaded it on my fb page: https://www.facebook.com/ProductiveProcrastinatorDrama/ for a period of time until I’m sure its been sorted out. If anyone wishes to message me privately, you can do so on fb. Also as mentioned before, any help is welcome i.e. is anyone is … Continue reading Notification

A whistlestop guide to knowing what to call who in Chinese

Starting from episode 13 in Memory Lost, with the introduction of assistant Liu and his cousins, one term which keeps coming up is "哥" meaning "elder brother" in chinese. However, this term should be used cautiously in different contexts. Like in Korean, the term "elder brother" does not only refer to someone who is related … Continue reading A whistlestop guide to knowing what to call who in Chinese

Criminal Profiling: Myth or legend at solving crimes?

In Memory Lost, Bai Jinxi plays the role of a detective who specializes in criminal psychology and in each case, presents a profile of the criminal to help the team find the perpetrator. She is even able to guess the age as well as the character of the criminal. But how often is it used … Continue reading Criminal Profiling: Myth or legend at solving crimes?