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When an Axe means Good Things

4 Nov
Fascinating! We went shopping yesterday at Zhongdong Dashicheng and they have a huge area dedicated to wedding supplies. One of the many tokens they were all selling were these axes.
 
I was guessing either A) they take ‘leave your parents and cleave unto your wife a bit too serious” or B)  these marriages are a LOT more bloody than I’m used to 🤣😂
 
One of my students aid maybe after you get married you have to cut more wood than normal 😂😅😆
 
What I learned. . . . The word axe ( ) is a homophone of ‘lucky’ () — both are variations of ‘fu’, and they are made of peach wood which is used to ward off evil spirits. So basically you cut out the evil and bring in the good fortune. So awesome!
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The Streets ran red with . . . . #Fireworks! – #ChinaAdventures

3 Sep

Can you tell it was the

‘day when #fairies give luck to people who shoot #fireworks’

the other day 😂

Rising Petals

25 Jul

Lovely flower sculpture in #Pudong #Airport in #Shanghai.

Metro #Art in #Taipei

31 Mar

Metro #Art in #Taipei

24 Mar

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11 Mar

Celebrations abound! Festive palm tree in Taipei

Happy #Dog Days!!

8 Feb

Awww, #Starbucks has little #puppy cups for the #Chinese New Year Festival ❤️🐶 This is the year of the dog!! If you were born in 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, or 1958 – this is probably your year!!!!!

BTW – today is the Small Chinese New Year when you clean the house, get rid of last year’s stickers & tokens, and send the kitchen god to heaven to report on the family’s behavior over the past year All in preparation for the big day!. Happy Small Chinese New Year!

That’s Awesome! #China Disabled Persons Performing Art Troupe. Really Cool!

29 Jan

 

 

“China Disabled People’s Performing Arts Troupe”

by Erisa Apantaku via Jetli

“In the autumn of 1987, a group of thirty disabled people performed in front of crowds at the first China Art Festival in Beijing. BAM! The China Disabled People’s Performing Arts Troupe was born. Thirty years later, the troupe is thriving, having performed for thousands of people in over sixty countries, except for Antarctica.

Headed by president, art director, and main actor Tai Lihua, who became deaf at the age of two. This did not stop her from pursuing her passion of dance, the troupe recently concluded a tour in Germany.

Everyone in the organization has some form of disability, be it auditory, physical, or visual impairment. Visually impaired musicians read the music in braille. Hearing impaired dancers use vibrations to feel the beat. Visually impaired dancers use ropes to learn movements together and even implement white canes and guide dogs into performances like “To See Spring.”

china UNESCO goodwill dancers Performing Arts

Although the scope of the China Disabled People’s Performing Arts Troupe has expanded greatly from the humble beginnings as an amateur organization to an internationally acclaimed professional group. The troupe has retained its same founding ideals throughout the three decades of its existence:

“self-respect, self-confidence, self-improvement and self-reliance, as well as mutual respect, mutual care, mutual aid and mutual complementarities.”

These guiding principles have allowed the China Disabled People’s Performing Arts Troupe to connect with audiences from diverse backgrounds around the globe. Their performances have attracted the positive words of leaders from Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

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Your Own Queen Bee

25 Oct

#Food Culture

30 Jun

😂  Nice that #America gets the knife, fork, spoon 🍴 on our art at the Zhengzhou #airport (To be fair – so did #Italy and #France).  None of this #chopstick thing for us! No sir!

btw – chopsticks + glass rice noodles = IMPOSSIBLE! 🍜

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