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AUTUMN HARVEST 丰收之秋 @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

The flower dome at Gardens by the Bay has just launched the Autumn Harvest floral show to mark the arrival of the autumn season. The flower field is saturated in rich hues of orange, red, gold and green. 302 more words


Chinese Chopsticks: Facts, Traditions and Taboos

For those who have already been in China (or other Asian countries), it is not a secret that one of the biggest concerns here is food. 1,238 more words

A short few hours in JB - July 2017

Some days we fancy a weekend out of the city we stay in. For Singapore, the nearby cities would be either Johor Bahru or Batam. During one of the weekends in July, decided on an impromptu day trip to Johor Bahru for a few hours. 496 more words


Reader Question

Hello everyone, After my last post I got a comment that actually had a lot of good questions.  I decided to post it and answer them in the blog…. 1,118 more words

Teaching In China


Copyright 2017 MillieAnne Lowe, Oceanside, California


A dreadful fear came over me again as a chilly wind blew at me in the fall of October 1950. 2,697 more words

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The Foot, The Fad and The Ugly

The practice of feet-binding in ancient China must surely rank as one of the greatest atrocities in the history of mankind. 

As I put words for this post, it grieves, horrifies and stupefies me – how could people crush and mutilate the feet of young girls, and grossly contort them by tightly binding up whatever were left, and then called them “beautiful” ? 69 more words

Chinese Traditions

Tea Breaks: Wishing Tree Festival

Tea Breaks is an ongoing experiment of sorts, in an attempt to fit in a bit of the going-ons in my life. So every Monday, I talk a little bit about what happened last week, and occasionally a little bit about my own plans! 439 more words