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Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival (端午节/Duānwǔ Jié) and the Double Fifth, is a traditional Chinese festival occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar calendar. Festive Customs 1. Eating (吃/Chī) sticky rice dumplings (粽子/Zòngzi)                   2. Drinking (喝/Hē) realgar wine (雄黃酒/Xiónghuángjiǔ) Caution: Drinking realgar wine is only [...]

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Count down in Chinese style!

  Happy Year of Snake! Have you enjoyed the Chinese New Year atmosphere around you? Do you know how people in China welcome their New Year?   One common way where over 700 million Chinese people share is to watch China Central Television (CCTV) New Year’s Gala (so called春晚/Chūnwǎn in Chinese) on Chinese New Year [...]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2013! I hope this new year will bring you lots of joy, happiness, love, prosperity! Let’s start the new year with new year goals… Anyone can translate the Chinese short story below? 老师提问学生:人生最高的境界是什么? 学生答:能拿沙特的工资,住英国的房子,戴瑞士的名表,娶上韩国的女人,找日本的二奶,做泰国的按摩,开德国的轿 车,坐美国的飞机,喝法国的红酒,吃澳洲的海鲜,抽古巴的雪茄,穿意大利的皮鞋,看奥地利的歌剧,买俄罗斯的别墅,雇菲律宾的女佣,配以色列的保镖,洗土耳其的桑拿。 老师批语:啰嗦,你不就想当个中国干部嘛!

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Halloween Vs Chinese Ghost Festival

  万圣节 (Wàn shèng jié) Halloween Trick or Treat? Happy Halloween! Have you been attending costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, bobbing for apples, visiting ghost houses, telling scary stories and watching horror films? National Geographic has made a informative video about the history of Halloween, enjoy while having fun in all sorts of commercialised activities! [...]

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A Beautiful Mind playing WeiQi (圍棋/围棋)!

  WeiQi (圍棋/围棋), or most of the time this is referred as Go (English translation of Japanese), is a strategic game. It was legendary invented more than 4000 years ago during the era of Emperor Yao of Ancient China (~2300 BC). The game also vividly appeared in a book of Confucius (~500BC), and therefore, the game [...]

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The myth of Joy King (醉瓊)- Part 2 of 2

  …Continue on Part 1: The Drunken style is in risk of extinction! It’s better late than never. Ruler of Joy King finally realises the problem and decides to offer big reward to whoever finds out the root cause and comes up with a solution. Since then, there are all sorts of talent, from Feng Shui [...]

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The myth of Joy King (醉瓊)- Part 1 of 2

  Once upon a time, there is a kingdom called Joy King (醉瓊-Drunken Jade). It is a small place by the sea with great landscape. The place is named after its well-known Drunken style which people around the world go and experience throughout the year. Citizens in Joy King are happy with their lives and [...]

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival (3): Tradition Vs Reality?!

  Moon cake Tradition Moon cake (月餅/月饼/yuè bĭng) was believed to be first made as a medium to spread secret messages to overthrow the Mongolian ruler of China in Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368). There are different regional variations of moon cake but common fillings include: Lotus seed paste (蓮蓉/莲蓉/lían róng) + salted egg yolks Sweet bean paste (豆沙/dòu shā) [...]

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival (2): The Perspective

  China has been an agricultural country, so many of its customs and festivals revolve around the agricultural calendar. While mid autumn is the time of the year when farmers expect harvest, farmers in ancient times worshipped the Earth God to thank him for a good year and celebrated the harvest with their family. Another perspective of [...]

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival (1): The Legend

  The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节/中秋節/zhōngqiū jié), also known as the Moon Festival or Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival or Zhongqiu Festival, is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar (Lunar calendar), which is often in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. Out of all videos available in Youtube about the legend of this festival, I have found this well [...]

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