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Happy New Year! The Year of the Dog, 4716

Happy New Year! Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) is the most important holiday for the Chinese people. It is a season for celebration, food, visiting family and friends. 563 more words

Against The Grain: Grain-Free Recipes

Sweeping Out the Old

     One of the best Chinese New Year traditions is to sweep out the old. I don’t literally sweep (vacuum and mop), but the whole idea of cleaning out junk is a great big release. 346 more words


More Bang For Your Buck

My heart goes Boom-Bang-A-Bang when they are near, Boom-Bang-A-Bang loud in my ears.

Honestly I hate firecrackers and the din they make, except for the time when I was playing with them in my kiddy days.  103 more words


The dangers of being a bridesmaid in China mean some brides now hire professionals

Written by Yang Hu.

Concern over traditional wedding practices in China being pushed too far has reached new heights following the death of a bridesmaid… 1,002 more words


International Day

What an exciting day at Isa’s international school! There are some 30 countries represented among students and so each student came dressed in clothes representing their nationality and culture. 51 more words


OH LAWD! My Filling Fell out!

Well, we all know that nobody likes to go to the dentist.. and I am not so fond of it myself.  So, I made a point 10 years ago before I came to China, to do all major work I needed in the USA.  1,332 more words

Personal Self

Coffee, Tea or Hot Water?

In my workplace cafeteria I remember  a large hand printed sign posted above the racks of clean water glasses: “Do NOT use for HOT WATER!” 255 more words