The term "笑傲江湖" means to live a carefree life in a mundane world of strife. it is taken from a novel with a title The Smiling, Proud Wanderer written by Jin yong. You can find the complete translation of the novel at: http://wuxiapedia.com/novels/jin_yong/smiling_proud_wanderer/
well the novel itself roughly is a story about friendship and love, deception and betrayal, ambition and lust for power. In the middle of it all is , Linghu Chong(令狐沖), an orphan who is the senior student of Yue Buqun(岳不羣), leader of Huashan Sect, and the protagonist of the story. The story deals with his journey and development as a swordsman and his witness to the various intrigues which take place in the martial world of the story. You can find somewhat detail info about it at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smiling,_Proud_Wanderer.
Enough 'bout the novel...well to make it simple..I AM NOT Linghu Chong, that's for sure. but i surely support the idea of becoming a smilling proud wanderer as you go through your life.
You may not be a multi talented person that always feel discontent and pursue perfection in life and trying satisfied your ego and ambitions...You may only be a simple and sincere fat person who likes to do things in his own way, affectionate yet silly, caring yet sometimes a little bit obnoxious, daredevil for hire yet reckless..
You also probably enjoy life by having cigar or kretek (Indonesian authentic cigarette), coffe and a little taste of wine every now and then, always in a excellent mood for spending times with your friends just to laugh and enjoy the moments...or maybe you were there for some caring and affecionate warm hug whenever your friend need one, you never takes life seriously and always in passion of travelling for culineary journey and taste every single dish that comes from various countries...like me...wink wink...
So all and all this is a blog that pretty much tells the carefree, reckless and silly life of me, myself and I...it might not be great...but for me..as long as i can smile while enjoying my life to the utmost and and at the same time laugh at the world for its silliness...who cares about others opinion about me!!! hehehe!!! and ahoooooy we go CAPTAIN!!!
From my desk at:
the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation Office
Istanbul, 4 April 2006, 08.12 p.m.