Tuesday, December 13, 2011

gratitude day 10: 我出来买酱油的

I'm grateful for the chinese meme "我出来买酱油的" ("I'm just here to buy soy sauce").  

It came from an interview where a local man was asked, "What do you think about the allegation that the internet is very pornographic and very violent?"  He said, "It's none of my business.  I'm just here to buy soy sauce."

When I get tempted to "keep up with the Joneses" or I get annoyed at injustice that I can't help rectify, I remember to focus on buying my soy sauce.


Jiajin Yu said...

Actually, it should be "我出来打酱油", not "买酱油"

Niniane said...

Jiajin, I was using the phrase from 百科 baidu:


Yishan said...

I am reading all these entries at once, all backlogged, and I am thinking, "Man, I wish I had more time to hang out with Niniane."