Tag Archives: Chinese zodiac

Welcome the Year of the Horse! 马年春节快乐

Spring Festival – aka Chinese New Year is upon us, and as the Year of the Snake slithers away, the Year of the Horse arrives.  And this time, to be absolutely accurate, it is a wood horse – a green … Continue reading

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Dragons “R” China

Dragons are everywhere in China. On Ming vases, beautifully carved from red lacquer,  in gold and diamond jewelry, enameled in cloisonné bowls and boxes, as friezes on buildings both ancient and modern, and woven into exquisite silk brocades. Dragons are … Continue reading

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Guò nián hăo 过年好 – it’s the Year of the Snake

As today is the first day of the New Year let me begin by wishing you Health, Wealth and Happiness! This year is the Year of the Snake, and more specifically, the Year of the Water Snake. The snake is … Continue reading

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Red knickers

The other day I was talking to a Chinese friend about my poor health this year, and she made an off-hand comment about wearing red underwear which I didn’t really register. Then during my Mandarin lesson yesterday my teacher, Annie, … Continue reading

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