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Dreams Of The Red Chamber Pot

Chinese literary purists may get a cardiac arrest over this “ghastly” travesty of mine; but indeed a sparkling new spittoon with plenty of red color and the word “double-happiness” was a significant item for the marital chamber of a newly-married Chinese couple. 88 more words

Red Chamber Pot

The Hungry Ghost Month

It’s the 7th month of the lunar calendar once again. My mom kept reminding me to clear my schedule for August 18th so we could prepare for the offerings for the hungry ghosts. 821 more words


Book review: Hungry Ghosts by Calvin Demmer

Hungry Ghosts is a short horror story written by Calvin Demmer

The Hungry Ghost festival is the most important festival of hungry ghost month in China. 195 more words


Requiem for a Duck: When Tradition Requires an Animal Sacrifice

We had to sacrifice a duck, once.

My uncle passed away on the same day my grand uncle–his uncle–was buried. Two relatives from the same side of the family gone in one week. 1,795 more words


Bak Chang

If we were having coffee … I’d invite you to have the last of my stash of bak chang. I have three types: Nonya, Hokkien and Kee.  636 more words


There's no Mango in Mangosteen

If we were having coffee we’d be looking at the gift of mangosteens from my hubby’s tennis friend. It’s an old, familiar Chinese tradition, to bring gifts of fruit when visiting. 624 more words


О еде...

А давайте поговорим о насущном каждый день. О еде!

А ты кушаешь в китайских кафе, ресторанах или вообще китайскую кухню?

А может ты самостоятельно готовишь?

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