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Let the Year of the Goat Begin - Chinese New Year Traditions

Every year around Jan/Feb, Chinese communities around the world are joined in celebrating the most important holiday of the year – Lunar New Year. According to Chinese astrology, each year (starting from Chinese New Year) is associated with an animal sign, occurring in a 12-year cycle. 1,168 more words

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New purchases, adding to the home library

For Christmas I thought I would buy myself a present for working hard lately, so I picked up a book at dymocks before the crazy Christmas shoppers got there. 181 more words

5 Curious Facts About Chinese Temples

What I like about Penang is it’s cultural blend and the fact that its 3 different groups co-exist in, what is seems to be, a full harmony. 1,173 more words

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Cupping - Did you ever tried?

Another way to detox your body: Cupping

Since I moved to my new home, I have come across several Chinese medical shops that are around my new neighbourhood. 1,056 more words


Nonya Rice Dumplings

Dumpling Festival came and went.

5 days before the festival, I had a spur of the moment desire to make my own glutinous rice dumplings. 1,612 more words


Vice's Fresh Off The Boat With Eddie Huang: Mongolia (Part 2)

For the second part of “Fresh Off The Boat With Eddie Huang: Mongolia,” Eddie makes his way over to a local meat market in Ulan Bator, attends a Mongolian metal festival, and visits the country’s first modern restaurant where he learns how to make khorkhog. 18 more words


Vice's Fresh Off The Boat With Eddie Huang: Mongolia (Part 1)

In the second season’s premier of “Fresh Off The Boat With Eddie Huang,” Eddie makes his first pit stop in Mongolia, where he celebrated the¬†Naadam festival by participating in the “three manly sports” —¬†archery, horse racing, and Mongolian wrestling. 17 more words