Mo tao

mo tao

What does Momo lei tau mean?

Mo lei tau ( Jyutping: mou4 lei4 tau4) is a Cantonese term which may be loosely translated as with no source, but is generally used to mean makes no sense. The original phrase was mo lei tau gau (冇厘頭尻) which literally means cannot differentiate between head and tail.

What is the Tao?

The Tao is usually described in terms of elements of nature, and in particular as similar to water. Like water it is undifferentiated, endlessly self-replenishing, soft and quiet but immensely powerful, and impassively generous.

What is Taotao Mona?

Taotao Mona have been known to pinch, bruise, imitate voices and kidnap children for short periods of time. People also claim taotaomona can become attached to certain people they like, making them ill - and only a visit to a suruhana can make the spirit go away.

What is Taoism in philosophy?

In the context of East Asian philosophy and East Asian religions, Tao is the natural order of the universe whose character ones human intuition must discern in order to realize the potential for individual wisdom. This intuitive knowing of life cannot be grasped as a concept; it is known through actual living experience of ones everyday being.

What is a mo lei tau?

Regarded as an integral part of Hong Kongs popular culture, it is considered by some as being unique and untranslatable. Compared to a Western comedy film, mo lei tau movies have greater attention on puns and other Cantonese word tricks. A mo lei tau performance can be either verbal or slapstick .

What is Momo?

an unintelligent person; moron. Dates to the mid-1950s. The Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang suggests it may be from a reduplication of the first syllable in moron or it may be from the dialectical Italian mammoccio meaning stupid rascal. Recently used as the name of a character in the film Get Shorty. What a momo!

What are Chow Chows classic mo lei tau movies?

One of his classic mo lei tau movies was the 1990 hit All for the Winner . As typified by Chows 1990s Hong Kong movies, mo lei tau developed into an anything goes form of nonsensical humour that can and does ignore narrative conventions.

What is taotaomo’na?

Taotaomo’na, (Taotaomona) the people of before, refers to ancestral spirits that inhabited the earth along with the living.

What is Taotao Mona?

Taotao Mona have been known to pinch, bruise, imitate voices and kidnap children for short periods of time. People also claim taotaomona can become attached to certain people they like, making them ill - and only a visit to a suruhana can make the spirit go away.

What is the relationship between suruhanus and taotaomo’na?

In addition, suruhanus can ask the taotaomo’na to help identify the causes of different illnesses, and if there are spirits involved in making their patient ill, they can also help communicate how the conflict can be resolved and amends made. Some CHamorus had privileged relationships to taotaomo’na.

What is the story of gaitaotao?

In the early 20th century, a CHamoru man who was gaitaotao (possessed) and unbeatable in wrestling, was supposedly vanquished after his opponent sprinkled salt around the ring before their match.

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