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Taiwan, Pingxi (平溪) Lantern Festival 2014

As a kid, I watched on television programs showing lanterns filling the sky with golden balls, coloring the dark sky with dots of orange. As a kid, I imagined it as bright yummy oranges that float into the sky and I told myself, I want to see these “oranges”. 1,057 more words


Beehive Fireworks

Beehive firework is Taiwanese traditional custom. These “bees”, I mean, fireworks rush around like real bees. People who want to put themselves in the fire have to wear helmet and thick coat. 47 more words

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Sky Lanterns in Pingxi/Shifen

I was slightly shocked this morning to see that this post I had put together on February 16th hadn’t been published D: And it’s been almost two months! 167 more words

10 Reasons Why I Love Attending the Taiwan Lantern Festival

Although this year’s Lantern Festival has come and gone, I thought I would share with you some of the reasons as to why I keep going back year after year. 452 more words


Chinese Holidays, Part 1

The Spring Festival (or Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year) is a huge celebration much like Christmas for Westerners that symbolizes the start of the new year and the arrival of spring. 305 more words


Hoi An moon festival

Hoi An is one of the must see places for travellers to Vietnam. It is a very special place oozing history and culture as we have said before. 237 more words

Hoi An

The Lantern Festival

This is my translation of one of my favourite Chinese poems.

The lanterns swayed gently to the easterly winds;

Bright lights wavering in the distance… 121 more words