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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 […]

Countdown to Chinese New Year!

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 (CNY)’s Eve. […]

Nicholas Tse who Chinese entrepreneur started out as an artist

I think not many non-Chinese would have heard of Nicholas Tse, but I like him back in my University days when my boyfriend at that time sent me the song below… “不要刻意改變 – Do not change deliberately” Lyrics: 原諒我 不會為誰人作出改變 Forgive me that I won’t change for anybody 願妳可接受我倔強相當的臉 May you accept my really stubborn face […]

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! 中元节 […]

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 Mid […]

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 presented […]

BLOODY Dream Home

Why are Hong Kong people getting so angry? Protest in Hong Kong on the HKSAR Establishment Day 1st Jul 2012 (Picture from 2012 Indy Info) This may give you some clues… Property in Hong Kong has always been expensive (Housing prices per square foot increased by 1022% from 1979 to 2011) due to the high […]

University City Savages 大學城野人

“Maybe being powerful means to be fragile.” – Ai Weiwei   This quote came up my mind when I was watching “University City Savages 大學城野人” at the 2nd Chinese Visual Festival in London. It’s such a high impact documentary talking about a forgotten group in South China, I have quoted the part of content from […]