Kevin Rudd
06:23 11/20/2017

谢谢大家的热情参与。到现在为止,觉得最满意的是:“勇者不惧:我的前半生 —— 对生活,政治和人生意义的思考”。
“勇者不惧”来自《论语·子罕》,是Not for the Faint-hearted的积极说法。这样看来,@Sabrina Chen的建议最接近了。

谢谢大家的热情参与。到现在为止,觉得最满意的是:“勇者不惧:我的前半生 —— 对生活,政治和人生意义的思考”。
“勇者不惧”来自《论语·子罕》,是Not for the Faint-hearted的积极说法。这样看来,@Sabrina Chen的建议最接近了。

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Steve Simmonds
Daisy Zhen want a copy 😛
Cody Xie
Linxiao Zhu
Aziz Hussaini
Good luck
Arch Cummings
Ruddy good show. 👌🙂
Valerie Dee
oh no hope mine was signed ?
Sit Tsang Ben Yuen
Dear me Rudd, That is not fair , 勇者無惧,this is my first time to mention that , lol
Sit Tsang Ben Yuen
Anyways, always been supporting you since 2006
Lancer R. S. Cheung
LOL but sir 我的前半生 is the name of the autobiography of China's last emperor Puyi
HaoFeng Wang
Can you please send me a copy as well? I do want to have a read but...
Han-wei Lin
Here’s the traditional Chinese version for you, dear Mr Rudd:) 「勇者不懼:我的前半生 — 對生活、政治和人生意義的思考」
Carla Graf
Love you Kevin 07 that's on my Xmas pressie list xxx
Len Clark
No wonder he can't sell it,it is in written in Chinese
Dougey Whipps
Hey Kevin , is there a possibility I could buy a signed copy of your book ?
SunnyMay Wang
I can help u to translate the next time.

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澳大利亚的华人朋友们,大家可能知道了,我刚刚出版了自传:Not for the Faint-hearted: 在澳大利亚的书店里都很买到。 朋友们都提到,这个题目是比较难以翻译成合适的中文的。 所以,我在这里向大家求助,请大家帮忙翻译。 翻译得最好的,我会寄一本签名版,做答谢礼。 老陆

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Anne-Maree Pearce Refugees on Manus could do with your help right now, considering your role in abusing their plight. You've moved on but they haven't and their situation is dire! You must do whatever you can for these refugees. don't make any more excuses.
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