Sunday, August 14, 2011

How to Say Oy in Chinese?

Today, Sunday, is a bit of a washout... Torrential rain. Flash floods. You know the routine...

But I do like days like this from time to time... Perfectly good reason to stay in and do indoors stuff.

The challenge, of course, is not get waylay-ed by Twitter and Facebook and Blogs and other social media...I'm not so good at that focus part... LOL

But it gives me a chance to leave comments all over on friend's posts and updates... A way to be kind, I figure

Got up early on yesterday,  Saturday, (A sample of the mandatory early awake schedule that looms after Labor Day)  for a glorious ride on a traffic-free Park Avenue from 72nd Street down to the Brooklyn Bridge and back... Starts at 7am and that's the best time to avoid the swerving young family crowd yet to come... (Summer Streets happens again next weekend...)

Another Hell's Kitchen landmark bites the dust in these turbulent financial times... Michael Musto reported the demise of the venerable Film Center Cafe'. Lady Donothing and I would lunch there during her cat-sitting days at the Manhattan Plaza. The cast and crew of Broadway Beat would have team celebrations there and Nicomar would dine there fifty years ago with another famous puppetry mogul. Rest in Peace Film Center Cafe'...

On the way back from the grocery store yesterday, I spotted a Chinese kid, in his teens, wearing a "The Man, The Legend" T-Shirt  (at right) I'm quite sure that neither he, nor his accompanying parents, spoke enough English to know what he was wearing and the message it conveyed...

How do you say "Oy!" in Chinese?

2 comments:

DuPree said...

As a former resident of San Francisco and the Bay Area for many years, I actually know the answer to this: Ay-YAH!

This was the exasperated declaration made many times by our Asian friends' venerable aunties when we screwed up or played too slowly at Mah Jong.

Agent Orange said...

A friend of mine worked in a dental surgery. One day, in came a Kosovan immigrant, freshly dressed from the charity shop, no English. She was wearing a T shirt with Homer Simpson on the front saying kiss my big yellow butt !