What Do Chinese People Eat When New Seasons Are Coming?

There is an old saying in China: 民以食为天(mín yǐ shí wéi tiān)(Food is the first necessity of the people.; Food is god for the people. I prefer the latter translation). We think that we should eat different food during different seasons to obey the natural rules and make the body keep healthy. So we have Read more about What Do Chinese People Eat When New Seasons Are Coming?[…]

What do Chinese People do for Chinese New Year?

Guest Post: Marlon Gonzalez Hello Reader! This upcoming month will be my first 春节 (Chūnjié) in China, and I am more than excited for it! For those who do not know, 春节 is known as the Spring Festival and Chinese New Year because it marks the start of a new year according to the lunar Read more about What do Chinese People do for Chinese New Year?[…]

What is your Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign?

The Monkey year is coming. Monkeys have occupied China! There are 12 zodiac animals in China and the animal of the year is definitely the celebrity. Do you know what your Chinese Zodiac animal is and what it represents for? Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, 1924, 1912 Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, Read more about What is your Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign?[…]

Differences between the east and the west

Sometimes I can’t help but agree with the notion that eastern and western cultures are quite different. From my personal experiences I have depicted a few of the differences I’ve seen. The blue image on the left represents the west while the red one on the right represents the east. Let me know how much Read more about Differences between the east and the west[…]