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Mar 27, 2010

ക SURVIVAL ~ 人為財死 鳥為食亡

Chinese idiom ~ 人為財死, 為食亡

[Pinyin]  rén wèi cái sǐ, niǎo wèi shí wáng
Human because of wealth die, birds because of food perish {direct translation word for word}
It is said that some people will die for money in the way a bird will lose its life fighting for food: The wages of avarice is death.

The [wáng & sǐ] have the same meaning, perish or death relating to the birds struggling in pursuit for food  to stay alive and human beings because of greed risk their  life  for wealth. "In evolutionary biology, struggle for existence is a theory which argues that, because food and room are in limited supply, for a living thing to exist, it must struggle". This theory was formulated in 1798 by English demographer and political economist Thomas Malthus.

ക I'M POSSIBLE ക


According to Darwin's theory : "in the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment." Thanks to [SK] for the Chinese translation of 'Survival of the Fittest' 適者生存 [shì zhě shēng cún]. You are about to witness one of the most intelligent animals on earth, the Bottlenose Dolphins in the Coast of Florida developed a strategy with the most brilliant feeding method called "herding". The leader squeezes a school of fish into a contracting circle feeding on the stunned fish at a perfect timing. Watch the video from BBC on 'Life' to the very end where you shall see the various creatures facing the Challenges of life every single day.




Nice peaceful beach front with all the turtles returning to lay their eggs. BUT..

What a SHAME the turtle eggs are stolen to be sold. There is absolutely zero struggle for survival as there is no chance even for the helpless female turtle to cover up her own eggs, before the unscrupulous intruder steals away what Nature has given her to protect her young.

SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!


In this dog bite dog bone 狗 咬 狗 骨 [gǒu yǎo gǒu gǔ] world we are facing stiff competition everyday and that's the reality of life ~ the survival of the fittest. Dare to swim with the sharks or prefer with the Bottlenose Dolphins? Check this out "Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive" - by Harvey Mackey [HERE] a book highly recommended by Donald Trump: "A must for everyone and anyone entering the business world". Good Luck for not being eaten alive. Enjoy your weekend and have a whale of time.

48 Bunchesஇ:

Tekkaus said...

But if we think about only ourselves in our quest for survival ignoring the others...we will be the be gone too.

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

nice one! like this post. :) ur chinese is getting better.

Cloudia said...

Thoughtful!




Aloha from Hawaii my Friend


Comfort Spiral

Gratitude said...

Animals hunt just to satisfy their hunger. Sometimes, humans hunt for pleasure of killing.
+Ant+

Glennis said...

Dolphins are very intelligent. Lovely hummingbird too.

smallkucing said...

give u another more up todate "idiom"

"wai lui sei, wai lui mong, wai lui pin kung long". (Cantonese)

"Coz of girl die, coz of girl perish, coz of girl become poor"

:D

cleffairy said...

How true... those words. How true. That is why I always tell myself, it's all right if I'm not rich, as long as I'm happy.

cleffairy said...

How true... those words. How true. That is why I always tell myself, it's all right if I'm not rich, as long as I'm happy.

the happy go lucky one said...

hmmm sorry abt this, im just pandai sendiri, would like to share with u my two cents of thought, i think the subtle meaning of this idiom is like telling us,
1) some of us, human who are 'short-sighted' greedy for temporary 'not-so-innocent' money, get ourself into trouble, just like
2) those birds who is 'short-sighted/naive' chasing after food/temporary enjoyment within the track and get caught.
thats the analogy use to teach us not to chase after short benefit, like the story whereby the farmer killed the goose to harvest the golden eggs?
but then i might b wrong lah kekekee
wish u have a great weekend there :)

Ai Shiang said...

Another meaningful post, Bananaz!
If I've learnt chinese this way, perhaps I would do well in this subject in school haha!

This world is definitely about survival. As chinese always ask "have you eaten" when they meet. Stomach is more important. Not "how are you?" But lately, they tend to adapt the western style greetings.

I think this somehow also can be put in the way that it is about "the survial of the fetus" or I like to call it "natural selection". You will find a way to survive. If not, you will evolve to survive. If still not, it is extinction then. Or perhaps, I am a bit off topic already :o)

Bananazക said...

Tekkaus ക you are first. everything being equal earning the honest way working hard as well as work smart. tQ

Caroline Ng May Ling ക thanks hope to improve better with your help.

Cloudia ക aloha tQ

smallkucing ക gotta be kidding me blame all to the girl? haha. It rhymes well though. tQ

cleffairy ക we need both $ & stay happy haha. tQ

the happy go lucky one ക that's what I thought of too. you know for bananaz blues we can only hearsay, test it, ask around and I confirmed on this version from a "mango" (Chinese educated) that there is no free lunch gotta work hard of money as they don't grow on trees just like the birds and I see some logic. Are there different versions of interpretation? Hope this is an acceptable version. tQ.

Ai Shiang ക yeah agree the standard greetings for all dialects when they meet is "have you eaten". Nature will have to take its course be it fetus or turtles they either swim to the sea or eaten halfway or even before they are hatched the eggs being stolen. tQ

Meichun Jones (Jeannie) said...

Love that dolphin video. Posted to my Facebook, Twitter and Myspace...Thanks for sharing, Bananaz!

manglish said...

never never die for wealth pleaseeeeeeeeeeee hahahaahh

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

hehe.. we're all still learning and never stop learning, as u said - 活到老,学到老。=D

HappySurfer said...

Such a shame about the turtle eggs. There must be some regulation otherwise we will be putting ourselves in danger of extinction. Great post, Bananaz. Thanks for sharing the info here.

Jingle said...

my grandfather say the quote all the time,
it is true
that people are wrong for doing stealing...it is almost like that, right?

Ape Banana Cute You!

Superman said...

This world is harsh and only survivals live. We need to always stand in front of others in order not to leave out. Life is not easy.

Bananazക said...

Meichun Jones (Jeannie) ക tQ for your confirmation on the idiom, saw your posting in facebook.

manglish ക can die for yen? haha. my Papa always say to me "Never 'eat' people and never let people 'eat' you." tQ

Caroline Ng May Ling ക yes never ending learning. tQ

HappySurfer ക my heart goes out to the helpless turtle eggs, they were not given a chance to survive. tQ

Jingle ക yeah you are right, they are greedy ~ by hook or by crook. tQ

Superman ക Life is a challenge we have to work hard and smart. tQ

[SK] said...

survival of the fittest, to be more exact, should be 適者生存 {shi4 zhe3 sheng1 cun2} and that summarizes Darwin's theory on evolution 進化論 {jin4 hua4 lun4}.. hehe, i studied this in biology in my high school~~ :)

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the post, especially enjoyed the dolphin video. And how very sad it was to see the photos of people stealing the turtle eggs.

Bananazക said...

[SK] ക the Sifu has spoken, glad you pointed out shizheshengcun *paiseh* and have added in as well. Thanks so much. Great I'm learning new things everyday. Is it OK with you I pray you Sifu *bow 3 times* need your email address Sifu:p tQ

Bananazക said...

Cheryl ക Kinda sad hope the authorities there do something about it. *sigh* tQ

CheaHS@n said...

Used to think "niao wei shi 'mang'" as in 'busy' like an ant. Horrified to know is it 'wang'. OMG true bananaz blues! haha.

Bananazക said...

Bananaz blues or problem with ears..? haha. They sounded quite close. tQ

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

gone! gone! gone! our leatherback turtles. SHAME!

CH Voon said...

i guess human need money to buy food and same apply to animal.

it is really shame to steal the eggs from turles. SHAMEE!!!

CH Voon said...

same to shark fin and etc..

all because of human being - eat eat eat!

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/oh-my-the-snakeman-is-after-me-help-awards/

Happy Award for you,
Happy Monday!

fufu said...

stop eating shark fin soup also
and whale sashimi =p though they are real yummy lol

Pete said...

interesting thought provoking post....we need to take care of the environment!

Mei Teng said...

Those people should stop stealing turtle eggs. Turtle population will definitely be affected.

Bananazക said...

Keats The Sunshine Girlക Shame they rob away the sunshine of the turtles eggs. Shame! tQ

CH Voon ക hey you're back from Thailand? People do just anything for $ eh. Shame! tQ

Jingle ക oh another award! tQ

fufu ക no shark fin soup & whale sashimi! We heard you. tQ

Pete ക Yup the environment is facing a great challenge. tQ

Mei Teng ക Certainly if those robbers keep digging and selling the eggs its a gone case! Would not dare to state the place as it came from an email and source unknown. tQ

Bananazക said...

Gratitude ക Oops sorry missed replying your comment. "Live by the sword die by the sword". Got a friend's dad who hunt for fun for the past 30 years but finally got shot and killed by a newbie. Karma ¿

CH Voon said...

sudah balik lo....

yalor they need $ to buy food mah hehehe else mati lapar... but this is not a good way to find $

Bananazക said...

Sawasdee! Welcome home hope you had a good time with family in Bangkok. tQ

CH Voon said...

please send me your home/any other address so i can send the prize to you.

Bananazക said...

tQ Sir..~:)

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/03/early-easter-awards-ceremony-creative-beautiful-inspirational/

I honor you a beautiful blogger award,
thank you for the excellence in blogging.

Bananazക said...

Jingle ക tQ.

Ji said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/03/funny-farm/

solution posted!

jam said...

I think the most shameful being those who buy and consume turtle eggs.

Ann said...

times have changed.

When I was little in Sarawak, It was ok to eat turtle eggs.

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