Author Archives: Naifang Hu

Granny Said Two Things

Ба́бушка на́двое сказа́ла. Babushka nadvoei skazala. Grannie said two things. No one can know anything for certain; all things have two sides. This proverb’s meaning is difficult to ascertain just from the wording, as it has been shortened. A longer version of the same proverb is, “Granny was telling fortunes, said two things.” It alludes… Continue Reading »

United We Are Stronger (Bulgarian Proverb)

Сговорна дружина, Планина повдига zgovorna druzhina planina povdiga A united team can lift a mountain. If you work together, you can achieve more than if you worked alone. сговорна -/zgovorna/ – united or conspired дружина -/druzhina/ – party or company планина – /planina/ – mountain повдига – /povdiga/ – to lift United we are stronger is… Continue Reading »

Fire and water must never meet

A feng shui master once told my informant that when fire and water meet within a household, conflict would arise. By fire, he refers to stoves, fireplaces, and other sources of heat, while by water he refers to faucets and pot spouts. A few years ago, my informant lived in a house with poorly laid… Continue Reading »