Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Laughter is a prescription for good health
Laughter is the best medicine: "Xiao yi xiao shi nian shao" i.e. laughing makes you 10 years younger. As an octogenarian,when I laugh 6 times,I would reduce 60 years as a "xiaohuozi" again i.e. at the age of 20,when I graduated from St. John's University in Shanghai in 1946. This is not a dream but the mindset or "xintai" in Pin Yin system of romanization. Cf. "A Glimpse of the Chinese Language" listed at www.rand.org for reference. Have a great day for all the readers. I got back from Shanghai yesterday with lots of reflections about my trip in China. Francis Shieh a.k.a. Xie Shihao on Feb.19, 2008 at 8 a.m.