What is the Qing Ming festival ( or Qingming or Ching Ming)? Good question. Known in English as Tomb Sweeping Day, it’s a traditional Chinese holiday during which families visit the tombs (or graves) of their ancestors, to clean and … Continue reading What is the Qing Ming festival?
Once upon a time, there was an orphaned cowherder. One day he spotted seven fairy sisters skinny-dipping in a lake…The story of Chinese Valentines Day. Continue reading The cowherder and the weaver – the chinese valentines day story
I have moved. Not into the freshly renovated Chateau Stevo – that’s not ready yet. Mrs. Stevo is living with a friend and I am couch surfing. Continue reading Life in China: Headaches on moving day
Snacks abound. Convenience stores have a steam table full of hot nibbles, vendors sell a scores of “on a stick” snacks, fruit seller with pineapples, Continue reading China Photo: Street food
The Chinese Lantern Festival will be celebrated February 28, ending Chinese Lunar New Year. The 15-day long Spring Festival will draw to a close. Continue reading Lantern Festival wraps up Chinese Lunar New Year.
The Qipao, the high-necked, long-slitted traditional woman’s dress of China, is possibly one of most attractive garments in the world. Continue reading Chinese Dresses: The Qipao
Would does snake taste like? Chicken? Frog, another legendary chicken-flavored meat, does taste somewhat like chicken, I have discovered. Continue reading Snake: Does it taste like chicken?
Asians around the world are preparing to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival aka the Moon Festival by eating moon cakes. Continue reading Happy Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
China will celebrate National Day, or Guoqingjie, October 1. China turns 60. Continue reading National Day – China turns 60
Guangxiao Si, the Bright Filial Piety Temple is one the oldest in Guangzhou. History places the first buildings on the site during the 4th century. Continue reading A morning at Guangxiao Si