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Dumpling in a Teapot

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.”

The End.