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初五: day five of my 'hóngbāo' adventure

If you want to start from the very beginning of the Chinese New Year… https://wp.me/p566Mh-C2

Today, the 12th February, is a cloudy and cold day in Nottingham so leaving the vicinity of my cost and warm bed to start the day at 7:30am felt like a challenge already. 464 more words

Final Year At University

The Touring Mask of "Pulgenelle" (Pulcinella)

Every year during the Carnival week Castiglione Messer Marino, a tiny village in the province of Chieti, hosts “La mascra” (i.e. the mask). On Sunday before Mardi Gras people – only men – dress up and parade along the village streets and drag everybody into the hectic and wild Carnival atmosphere.  325 more words


Important stories from the British press

What people lose

You can learn a lot about a country by what it leaves behind. So what does Transport for London report having found on the city’s trains and buses? 1,252 more words

Americans In Britain


Happy Chinese New Year Everybody!

If you were born in 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 or 2016, this is your year- The year of the Monkey!  Enjoy 

Foundation 4

Valentine's Day

This afternoon I was giving a grammar workshop , and since it happened to be Valentine’s Day, I asked the students whether their teachers had mentioned anything about it.  516 more words

American Culture

Ash Wednesday: What a difference a year makes...

Ash Wednesday

I grew up in the Southern Baptist Church. As such, we did not observe Ash Wednesday. I think I probably had heard about it — in passing — but as a freshman in college, I didn’t really know what it was, what it meant, and certainly nothing about the dark cross of ashes on peoples’ foreheads. 1,005 more words


Recently, Jackson’s first grade teacher sent home an invitation for parents to visit the class and teach students about a family tradition that we honor. Their class is studying what makes up a family and how traditions play into different cultures.

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