The Only Animal which Can Outlive the Human Beings

Turtle/Tortoise (Tortoise in short) is an amazing animal. Due to their long lifespan, tortoises are often priased as the easygoing, wise and patient features. In the ancient Chinese culture, having long lifespan was and still is one of the greatest wishes among the people. It symbolizes the great inner power of a person, and thus …

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Roses in the Sky

Art can be illustrated in some of the most fascinating ways. I passed a shopping mall one day and was attracted to the colorful paper roses hanged at the ceiling.Such artwork is the art installation themed "Le Doux Jardin D' amour", The Sweet Garden of Love. The design was created under the cooperation between the …

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The Seventh Day of the New Year

"Men cannot live alone because they belong to each other."  - Tiffany Leung Today is the seventh day of the New Year according to the Chinese calendar, known as Renri (人日, Yan Yaat). According to the Chinese traditions/customs, the seventh day of the first month was the day when "human beings" were created by Nuwa, …

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From Own Culture, to the World

What is our culture like? What is the history behind a place, and its connection with the present? Why are certain seemingly different cultures sharing similarities with us? Recently I met a friend who came to visit Hong Kong during the Chinese New Year. In our conversations, since we come from the different cultural backgrounds …

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Chinese New Year: What to Do?

"Our preparation for the New Year serves as our good pen and paper to help us write the bright and hopeful story for ourselves."   - Tiffany Leung To welcome the bright and prosperous New Year, the Chinese undergo the different preparations, believing that this will help them lead a more successful and happier year. …

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