It has come to my attention that we need a little explanation of some nicknames that our boys have earned. Uncle Soy Sauce is a pet name for Monty, where as Dang Dang is none other than our Adam. The following is what I found:
~~On the origin of “Uncle Soy Sauce”:
“Soy Sauce”here has a whole different meaning than a flavor. Several years back, when some TV station in mainland China was doing some sort of “voices from the street”, a man in shorts and flipflops walked by. The reporter stopped him to ask his opinion on a specific issue. Replied the man ” I’m only here to get some SOY SAUCE home. Like I care.” The netizens(Chinese web users) quickly picked that up because for the first time instead of giving a standardized answer on some matters we sort of can say I just don’t care. I just want to live my life. So leave me alone.
As it evolves with rising popularity, the phrase “just to get SOY SAUCE” has been used in all kinds of conversations from showing that you don’t care to that nothing happening around you can catch you off guard.
For Monte, we first used it when we noticed how calm he is no matter how much hot action Adam has got going on beside him. It’s almost like, OK, Adam is having major boy-on-boy or naughty or something else, but Monte would just keep his semi-poker face, all calm, stand there and rock that guitar.
In short,we love that Monte always stands so calmly to Adam and that’s why we nicknamed him “Uncle Soy Sauce” “
~~Dang Dang is a nickname the (Mainland) Chinese fans called Adam, whose name is Chinese character is: Ah Dang:
Here’s a further explanation of “Dang Dang”, from adamunofficial.com:
Posted on PF by jamafanta (THANK YOU, WAY TO GO!!)
“It is the character for “contemporary” or “modern” doubled. The trendiest kind of nickname for young Chinese people right now is one character doubled, which is what this is. It originates from the standard English to Chinese translation of “Adam”, which is Ya Dang. To make his nickname, his Chinese fans dropped the first character and doubled the second one.”
Noone online could really tell who started this whole thing but I thought you all might get a kick out of it. Thank you again to jamafanta… your comment was attached to the article I found.