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Persian Sleeping Beauty

Main Piece (direct transcription): Dad: Iranians believe that if something is predicted, it will happen.  There was a king, and he had a son.  Somebody came, and told him that that boy… It’s the same thing as Disney, the same concept, do you remember… Me: Sleeping Beauty? Dad: Yes, with the spinning wheels.  In our… Continue Reading »

Governor of the Southern Tributary State – Chinese Fable

“So this ancient Chinese fable is based around Bhuddist and Daoist morals. It’s called the Governor of the Southern Tributary State. So this man Chunyu Fen was an officer in the army that was dismissed for poor conduct and over-drinking. Disgruntled by this, he basically drinks himself into oblivion and falls asleep one day under… Continue Reading »