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Share Matchmaking market.
2015-4-30 18:24
Matchmaking market.
Dating is a tough game and when Cupid is a bit slow on the uptake, it’s difficult to know what to do. But, have no fear, today it’s all made simple, as single young men and women (and their parents off course) are turning to an odd form of xiangqin (相亲) , or matchmaking. One of its most unusual forms is gongyuan xiangqin (公园相亲), or matchmaking in the park, a fusion of both traditional and modern styles of xiangqin . Accor ...
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Share Master Sui's wushu way
2015-4-15 16:11
Master Sui's wushu way
Preserving the country’s traditions is, understandably, crucial to the Chinese people, especially in an age where ongoing globalization threatens to wipe out existing traditional values. Chinese martial arts, or wushu , are a mainstay of traditional Chinese culture. However, fewer and fewer traditional wushu masters are willing to share their unique knowledge with the public. They don’t make advertisements, rarely post videos on the Internet, and aren’t likely t ...
Personal category: Personas|3385 views|1 comments Popularity 9
Share Top 10 foreign songs often played in China
2015-4-7 15:52
The Chinese peopl love to sing. In China, certain English songs seem to be constantly ringing in your ears everywhere you go, be it a supermarket, restaurant or tea house. AndI amnot talking about a bit of decent Death Metal either. Cutesy, bland, anodyne pop-songs are very much the order of the day. Some of these Western songs become so prolific as to enjoy far more popularity in China than they ever did in their country of origin. People sing these songs in KTVs, do ...
Personal category: Culture|17085 views|12 comments Popularity 26
Share 5 foods to avoid in China
2015-4-2 10:45
5 foods to avoid in China
Food safety in China has been a serious issue for a number of years now, but despite a wealth of study and research, a number of people remain unaware of the various issues related to food quality. Here we list five foods that it might just be worth avoiding in China: 1. Street vendors. Is a mixture of gutter oil and rat or cat meat an option for dinner? Probably not the best one. In the past they used to offer delicious food for cheap prices, but growing ...
Personal category: Living in China|6924 views|37 comments Popularity 17
Share Chinese idioms to put a spring in your step.
2015-3-30 16:56
Chinese idioms to put a spring in your step.
Throughout literature spring has long been been one of the symbols refreshment, youth and rebirth. Coming after a long and cold winter, spring brings a new-found excitement to live. Its freshness, charm and warmth are all embodied in various Chinese chengyu (idioms). 1. 春兰秋菊 (chūn lán qiū jú). The chengyu says, “in spring there are orchids, in autumn there are chrysanthemums,” each season has its own beauty, as well as ever ...
Personal category: study Chinese|2739 views|7 comments Popularity 4
Share A guide to meeting your love in China
2015-3-30 16:39
A guide to meeting your love in China
“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love”, said a well-known physicist and scientist Albert Einstein who, being a father and a twice-married man with a mistress accompanying him in the twilight of his life, definitely had an eye for love affairs. Geography, just like gravitation, is not an obstacle for two loving hearts. People come to China, on different reasons, not expecting that love is awaiting them at the corner. For some, a love affair in China means an a ...
Personal category: Living in China|7529 views|11 comments Popularity 10
Share Party boys and girls
2015-2-9 19:40
Party boys and girls
Getting a job as a foreigner can be easy, but dull; some options are simply closed to non-Chinese. But, apart from teaching English, working as actors in Chinese movies’ crowd scenes, and doing modeling, there is a job any club kid would kill for, dubbed a party boy/girl. When I was working in "The World of Chinese", I interviewed a “party boy” from one of the many nightclubs in Beijing. Arthur, 21, from Russia and a student at a Beijing university, is young, energetic, and ...
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Share Joking in the Chinese language.
2015-2-2 09:55
Joking in the Chinese language.
Chinese jokes about misspelling, misunderstanding or mispronunciation are common in China. The Chinese people like to crack jokes at laowai and waidiren who move in droves to the main cities and often fail in communication with the locals due to a poor command of the language or having a terrible accent. Such confusion often gives rise to lame jokes, like this one: A: What color is Spiderman? B: Red and blue. A: No, he’s white! 是白的 man! “白的 ...
Personal category: Culture|4434 views|2 comments Popularity 18
Share Chinese cosplay
2015-1-25 23:23
Chinese cosplay
Many folks like to dress up: for some it is superheroes, for others it’s women’s clothing, and for a fair few it is their favorite manga characters. Compared to Japan or the United States, cosplay (模仿秀, . The outrageous appearance of the characters is what attracts cosplayers most. Duanhua’s English name is Hunter (a name that already lends itself to cosplay) and she takes part in many cosplay events. One of them is called 漫展 , or dressing-up parties, where cosplayer ...
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Share China Changes
2015-1-20 15:48
China Changes
Sure, sure, it is a cliche, but China is changing rapidly, bloody rapidly. People from five, ten, 15 years ago, can’t quite get over it. I’m a relative newbie, first coming to Beijing in 2009, and the things that have changed still amaze me. Here are a few of the main changes over the last five years from my own, humble, perspective: 1. Supermarket produce There are more international products in the supermarkets. As more and more foreigners flood Ch ...
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