Hi, the following are two video interviews in Guangzhou, China, asking strangers to share their philosophy in life or tell a story of their choice. As usual, any help translating these videos so I can add subtitles is much appreciated, thanks!
In the next post we’ll be departing from China and the continental mainland (at long last!), after a short pass through Shenzhen, Hong-Kong and Macau.
After that, we’ll be taking a short break from ooasia to publish a series of photo posts featuring some previous work from a few destinations in Europe and Africa, stay tuned!
Famous Peanuts, Guangzhou
He declined to share his life philosophy but discusses his job.
Cake Shop, Guangzhou
The friendly woman from the cake shop shares a story of her choice.
I couldn’t get comments to work on YouTube just now.
Here are the subtitles for the Guangzhou video. I’m not a native speaker of Mandarin so there may be mistakes in my transcription.
Guangzhou, China, Cake Shop – Tales of Strangers Interview
0:15 然后她（我女儿）会跑到冰箱里面给我拿……tun le qian？
0:09 One of the times I was most moved was when I got sick; I had a fever at home
0:15 and she [my daughter] would go to the refrigerator and grab the ?? [not sure what she’s saying]
0:23 She would pour hot water for me and say, “Mom, how are you feeling? Do you feel a little better?”
0:26 “Mom, how about I give you a massage?”
0:31 My daughter would do these kind of things for me and I was really moved.
0:34 And when she makes a mistake, she says, “Mom, I’m sorry, I made a mistake. How about you forgive me?”
0:41 Yes. Three years old. She will do these things for me.
0:48 It’s because when you hold your own baby, you will feel that she is the most important thing in your life.
0:55 Compared to her, work and your life and all are just no longer that important.
1:04 Besides her. She is most important.
Hi Kieran, thanks as always – and happy to understand her story! I’ve added the subtitles.