Monday, October 16, 2006

FAQ

Q: What is the meaning of 'HUTDUGAIKARSUI'?

A: A few of my fellow clansmen would probably know by now. For the benefit of the uninitiated:





Yes, 'HUTDUGAIKARSUI' or 'HUT DU GAI KAR SUI', is the Hainanese dialect word-for-word for the Mandarin phrase: '踢你的屁股' which in English means:

HUT = 踢(Kick)

DU GAI = 你的(Your)

KAR SUI = 屁股(Backside)

Note that 'HUTDUGAIKARSUI' is NOT the same as 'KICK-ASS' (e.g. What a kick-ass movie!)

Now don't you go to Purvis Street (aka Hainan 2nd Street) and start yelling "HUTDUGAIKARSUI" and stir up the hornet's nest.

16 comments:

sÞ¡ηηєє said...

haha u finally decided to tell the readers, afterall? :) :) :)

gheez i was hoping to bring the secret to my grave... *haha*

mm said...

AO, you are so funny haha ... those 2 kicking each other like that. Just curious, what made you choose this name 'hutdugaikarsui'?

Evelyn said...

The comics are so funny. Haha my mom is hainanese too...guess will ask her to read it aloud to me.

ener_gnicnad said...

Hi sir, me just starting to venture into full-body portraits, so suddenly become more aware of how pple draw clothing...
Some observations:
Most jackets have collars pointing slightly downwards.
If the skirt allows loose folds when the gal is doing high-kick, the back of the skirt should droop more?

;P No stress... don't mean to critique. Still love your works =)

vesance said...

hi hutdugaikarsui, what tools or software do you use to create your wonderful drawings? i'm on a student's budget so i guess i'll be shopping for your recommendations on ebay. heh.

Anonymous said...

ur drawings is really nice, stories oso cool, especially the singlish part... really funny...

A.O. said...

To 'ener_gnicnad': Drapery and wrinkles on clothing are hard to draw, especially without reference.

Few years back, I bought a book called DYNAMIC WRINKLES AND DRAPERY - SOLUTIONS FOR DRAWING THE CLOTHED FIGURE by Burne Hogarth (ISBN 0-8230-1587-4) which teaches one to observe kinectic forces which result in different types of wrinkles on clothing.

Till this day, I'm only an amateur at best in that aspect. But I'm trying to improve. Technically, with the skirt she's wearing, there's no way that office lady in my drawing can execute a flying kick like that without compromising her modesty so I took a little liberty too :)

Ay, next time if I want to draw a woman in a dress doing a flying kick, can you pose for me? But bring your own wires ah, then we figure out how to suspend you in mid-air ;)

Jokes aside, thanks for highlighting those points.

A.O. said...

To 'ener_gnicnad': One more thing, please don't call me 'Sir', I haven't been knighted yet ;)

Little fish said...

don't you actually mean "kick me" instead of "click me" heh heh.


oh, you really meant "click me". ok.

professor said...

Hey, that question has always been in my mind. But never got around to asking you. Hutdugaikarsui!

A few questions: Why is Purvis Street Hainan 2nd street? Is there a Hainan 1st street?

I digress, visted Purvis street several weeks ago and had the most yummy Hainanese pork chops in this chicken rice stall! :-)

Oh yeah, cool cartoon by the way. Hutdugaikarsui!

Bai|eys said...

PA DU EI KAR SUI!
= P just joking
as a fellow hainanese some how i just had to say that haha

Li An said...

I thought it was something Japanese!

A.O. said...

To 'bai|eys': BYOUD DU GAI KAR SUI, haha.

Joe said...

Your latest got me in stitches. The click bit is a darn good idea.

icecreamneko said...

Hi. Fellow Hainanese here. saw your entry from the link I gotten from 1025. It is very enlightening.
Will tagged your blog from now on.

Mickell said...

Everytime we start to learn a new dialect, we almost always get taught how to curse and swear first.

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