Let me continue with Chinese proverbs.
We have established that the Chinese love eating, and they celebrate everything with a big feast with family and friends. So it's not surprise that gatherings with food are the metaphor for a good time. A famous saying (also vernacular) says:
Which translates as: there's no feast where people don't leave in the end. Meaning basically, all good things must come to an end. I think there's a better, more funny way of saying that in English, but I can't remember right now. Any ideas?
I thought of this proverb after reading this news on Singapore's leading newspaper, the Straits Times.
You can find the news at Youtube too:
The fact that the poor foreign workers have been detained and will probably be deported sounds like business as usual for Singapore. The Rule of Law. Everybody likes Singapore, right? Well look at the comments on the Straits Times piece. It has pearls such as this one:
Looking at the blank and dejected faces of the two Chinese workers, our heart cries for them. In the eyes of the law, maybe they have done something wrong but then ...