This week - a 7-day national holiday in China - I find myself having to edit (substantially rewrite!) three very long and turgid articles on China's international diplomacy, and do the groundwork on two hefty new business articles. All of these projects landed in my Inbox last Friday: this is how people with regular full-time jobs treat freelancers!
Ah well, I'm grateful for the money, I suppose. And I've got bugger-all else to do this week.
It is one hell of a slog, though.
It is only the unintentional hilarity of Chinese rhetoric that relieves the tedium for me. This little gem just made me choke on my coffee:
"The seemingly bright and colourful overcoat could not possibly cover up the patched underwear beneath."
Is this a common Chinese idiom for "Appearances can be deceptive"? Weeble, can you assist on this?
Oh, god, I'm cracking up again. This is the most ridiculous image I've come across in years.