蛊or Gu is the use of venomous creatures such as worms, centipedes, scorpions and extracting their poisons for different uses, the most well-known are probably in sorcery and in traditional medicine. It is supposed to originate from Southern China and the most well-known ethnicity who use this are the Miao people (Hmongb/ Hmub/ Xongb/ Ab … Continue reading 蛊(Gu) 3 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)
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
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
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?