Chinese Yo yo


It was a pleasure to be able to work on the Ladybug Zine with all the talented artists involved. Thanks May for organizing this for a very good cause. These are my submissions to the zine! I hope everyone will get their copy safely.

#1 was inspired by tarot cards obviously! The lily of the valley is a flower associated with luck in France so I wanted to enclose our protags in it with the appropriate card.

#2 was Chinese inspired, I really wanted to draw Ladybug wield a Chinese yo-yo in lieu of her usual one, so this piece was born.  

What do Chinese people say when they just can’t even? 心塞 (xīn sāi)! - literally, “Heart attack!” Say this when something unexpected (but not serious) happens to you, and you can’t even think of a way to react. Like when you spill hot coffee on your pants, step in a puddle, or find a hair in your food!

What makes you feel 心塞 (xīn sāi)?

Example sentences:
我踩到口香糖的时候,我就觉得很心塞!(wǒ cǎi dào kǒu xiāng táng de shí hou, wǒ jiù jué de hěn xīn sāi) - Whenever I step in gum, I just can’t even handle it!

我好心塞!我新的iPhone掉进水坑了! (wǒ hǎo xīn sāi! wǒ xīn de iPhone diào jìn shuǐ kēng le) - I can’t even! My new iPhone fell into a puddle!

Today’s #YOYOslang literally means “I’m drunk too!”. This is how Chinese people express their disgust or embarrassment when they see something unbelievable. What makes you speechless? Example sentences:

(tā chī le wǔ wǎn fàn, wǒ yě shì zuì le)
He ate five bowls of rice. I’m speechless!

(luò shān jī yǐ jīng xià yǔ xià le yí ge xīng qī le, wǒ yě shì zuì le)
It’s already been raining in Los Angeles for a week. I’m speechless!

Learn how to pronounce these words with our Video Pinyin Chart here:

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This is long overdue, but I promised Xingese that I would doodle her some Ling/Lan Fan! I didn’t know which Ling you preferred so I added both owo

Who needs Valentine’s Day?! Show your disgust for this love-crazed tradition with 肉麻 (ròu má) – cheesy; nauseating.

If you overhear a friend talking to his or her Valentine, you should say: 你说得太肉麻了!我要吐了!(nǐ shuō de tài ròu má le! wǒ yào tù le) - “You’re too cheesy and nauseating! I’m going to be sick!" 


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