Daughter in Nanjing to her Tiger mom:”Mom, I have too much pressure”

Alia | March 24th, 2011 - 3:01 pm

The day before an exam, a tiger mom in Nanjing, China, forced her daughter to finish tons of math exercises.  The daughter refused and wrote the following poem with anger, “Mom, I have too much pressure”.  Two twin sisters in Hong Kong echoed with the pressured daughter in Nanjing and made her poem into a song.


Mom, I have too much pressure

妈妈,我的压力好大

Every minute, every second and every ticking

一分一秒一嘀嗒

Birds outside all fly back home

外面的鸟儿早已飞回家

No matter it is cold winter or hot summer

无论是寒冬还是酷暑

I stay at home all the time

我都在家

Not  to play with Barbie

我在家,不是摆弄芭比娃娃

Not to go to 4388.com to play online games (4388.com is a popular casual online flash games website)

也不是上游戏网站4388

But to do Olympic Math problems

而是拿起笔在奥数题上比比划划

Ah…I have too much pressure

啊,压力好大

I hate those 5,6,7,8 numbers on the blackboard

我真讨厌黑板上5678

When can I have a break

什么时候我能给自己放一个假

Mom, I want to tell you

妈妈, 我想告诉你

When grown up, I won’t be good-for-nothing

长大的我不会没有出息

Don’t isolate me from the nature

不要让大自然和我没有关系

Grasses and flowers

一株草和一朵花

I want to explore them

我都希望去探索它

I also wish to play dolls with my little friends

我真希望和小伙伴玩娃娃家

Someone will pretend to be the dad, and me the mom

你当爸爸我当妈妈

We take care of the baby (doll) together until he grows up

照顾宝宝直到他长大

Ah…I have too much pressure

啊,压力好大

All my time is spend on studying

时光一天一天被学习打发

The knowledge to be learned becomes more and more difficult, too

学习的内容难度也越来越大

Please let me have a break, won’t you?

给我放个假,好吗?

Please let me have a break, won’t you?

给我放个假,好吗?

Mom, I have too much pressure

妈妈,我的压力真的好大

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