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ID: 4024 Advanced
Fri Aug 18 2017 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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|莫过于||mòguòyú||nothing more than|
|企及||qǐjí||to strive for; to hope for|
qīnàidā ，jīntiān qíngxù dàdà de dīluò ，bù zhīdào shìbushì yīnwèi tīng le tài duō “jītāng ”gùshi de yuángù 。dōu shuō rén zuìdà de bēiāi mòguòyú cháng huái nénglì wúfǎ qìjí de yùwàng ，ài ……
Bae, today my mood took a nosedive, I don't know if it's because I've heard too many "chicken-soup-for-the-soul" stories. They all say that the biggest tragedy for humans is that they often have ambitions that lie beyond their abilities, ah...
ng4 ，bié dānxīn ，yǒushíhou bù nǔlì yīxià ，nǐ dōu bù zhīdào shénme jiào juéwàng ，hǎoba ，jù bù wánquán tǒngjì ，nǐ měi ge yuè zǒng yǒu nàme jǐtiān qíngxù dàdà de shīkòng 。yīnggāi zhèngzài zhōuqī nèi ba ？
Yeah, don't worry. If you don't ever try, you won't know what despair is. OK, according to incomplete data, you always have those few days a month in which you lose control of your emotions big time. You must be on your period, no?
wǒ yào “xiǎoquèxìng ”，bù yào “xiǎoquèsāng ”dú jītāng ！bùguò nǐ zěnme zhīdào ，zhè ge yuè wǒ hǎoxiàng dōu bù lù shēngsè ba ，dīdiào de fā zhe guāng 。
I want "small pleasures", not toxic chicken soup laced with "small feelings of despair"! But how did you know? I don't feel like I've shown my feelings this month, and have just been shining my light on the down low.
shì ，zhè ge yuè shì yǒudiǎnr qíguài ，yǎnchǒuzhe dōu kuài guòqù le ，hái méi jiàn nǐ xiēsīdǐlǐ de duōchóushàngǎn ，huò zhě huǒmàosānzhàng de kūtiānqiǎngdì 。
Yes, this month you've been a bit strange. It'll all be over in the blink of an eye, I still haven't seen you in hysteric fits of melancholy, or crying and making a fuss in fits of anger.
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