I learned the absolute best Chinese idiom from Pastor Zhang last week:
“dumpling in a teapot”
Obviously, a dumpling is way too big to go through the spout of a teapot. Therefore, a dumpling in a teapot is pretty much stuck there.
The dumpling of my Essence is trapped in the teapot of my personality. [paraphrasing enneagram theory for the chopsticks-and-soy-sauce set]
I kind of really want to rename my blog “dumpling a teapot.”