Drifting Skills

posted on 8 Dec 2008 in Chinglish


Photo courtesy of Mark Hamilton.
Instructions for riding Dragon Boats, Yangtze River, China. 

72 captions

  1. фдуч_шяь | 1:00 pm |

    Here is how it went down:
    We were sitting tightly while going on board. It was hard, but we managed somehow. Then, after a little bit of rowing and caring for each other, the boat selected its favorite channel (sadly it was “Lifetime”) and we started drifting along the steam. The steam was hot, so the boat started lashing out at the beach. All we could do is sit and hold fast. Someone started unhurriedly calling for help, but stopped when the boat turned over. A few people tried to incline the bank, but failed, as the boat was not deep enough in water. Everybody wished that the boat would get stranded, and it did. So I started rowing left and right. The woman to the right said that the boat now was broken and needed to be exchanged for another one. No one dared! Thus the drifting trip came to an end. Screaming and laughing was over for a long time!

  2. the 9 lives of trouble | 11:32 am |

    “call for help unhurriedly while the boat turns over”? my sweet ass! i am going to scream like a banshee in heat the second i get a whiff that the damn boat’s capsizing!

  3. TJ | 8:28 pm |

    Exactly how is this a skill?

  4. Emily | 5:13 pm |

    I love this Drifting Practice!

  5. Mary Barzee | 7:13 pm |

    (stands to applaud Bob’s brilliant Wirry Wonka verses) Ack! my boat’s overturning! (grabs cell phone, dials) 9…….1…….1 “yes, my boat overturned, but don’t hurry, please! It’s against the rules, you see”
    (glub glub)

  6. Pixiedj | 10:17 pm |

    OH the alternate lyrics to “Srow Boat to China” for all you ” PaLLot Haeds”
    much apologies Jimmy

  7. DeanAckles | 9:17 pm |

    Boat drifting seems much more thrilling than drifting with cars…

  8. Trish | 11:52 pm |

    Call unhurriedly while boat turns over?? Overturned boats disturb my peaceful and make for hurriedly callings.

  9. Ghost08 | 12:57 am |

    care for each other while rowing the boat–be tender
    call for help unhurriedly–but not necesarily unpanicked–ly

  10. BibbyKlr | 9:28 am |

    Laughing and Screaming while the drifting is over! It is so 1980s!

  11. lkmjr | 7:02 pm |

    “Oh, my, the boat seems to be tipping over…. That’s a pitty. Excuse me, sir, but I might need some help here in a minute. No need to rush. If I end up stranded, please look for me. I’ll be rowing left and right. I’ll probably be screaming and laughing as well, remember that.”

  12. BSting | 12:27 am |

    the perfect trip to take with the mother-in-law

  13. Ishkfe | 12:12 pm |

    Excuse me! Could anyone help me here? I think I may be drowning, and it would be such a pity to die today, I mean, specially while I could be laughing and screaming while the drifting is over.

  14. Name | 4:52 pm |

    Don’t rush the coast gaurd, it makes things stressful. Pace your screaming. And laughing.

  15. JulsieTheRandom | 4:07 am |

    Does not extend from the raft for more information. The collapse of a series of rapids, raft can swing I do not think this is a sign. Raft swing is normal, it must be down for several minutes. When you travel, the surrounding natural wonders and you will be required to observe a period of time.
    At the same time the camera raft
    Raft, but the food
    Smoking in the raft
    Raft of laughter and screams and people with disabilities
    Raft is a waste of land, nor
    E-mail the body raft.

  16. Silkydog | 2:30 am |

    And remember kids, if the boat turns over, there’s no hurry. You’ll be fine.

  17. Jillian | 9:54 pm |

    Uh, did you say ‘stranded’ and ‘screaming’?

  18. garudamon11 | 6:13 am |

    translation : having fun prohibited

  19. Janina | 10:43 pm |

    The Boat is showing the Beach just who really is the boss

  20. Cher | 12:09 pm |

    “Umm…yeah. So, ya know…? Like, I think that, um, well…(sigh) it seems like the boat has (yawn)…it’s kinda, ya know, turned over? And…I’m like…well,…drowning? Um…yeah. No hurry, though, ya know. I’ll be fiiii…(blub, blub, blub).

  21. cecil | 1:33 am |

    a good laugh before you drown

  22. rockergirl83 | 1:08 pm |

    “Sir, when you have time, I wonder if you could help us. Our boat’s turning over and we need help, we could drown. No hurry.”

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