Sorry for the lack of updates on posts on this blog from all the different countries. Thank you Ming for keeping China on top for us! Please read down below if you are interested in learning a language and would like some free tutoring I guess you could call it ! ^.^
A veces es muy dificil aprender un nuevo idioma verdad?! Especialmente si no hay alguien con quien puedas practicar y estudiar regularmente. Por eso quiero ofrecer mi ayuda a cualquier estudiante o persona que desea aprender Inglés o mejorar su Español. Por metodos de comunicación como Facebook, Email, y redes sociales como esas esto puede ser muy facil. Asi es que si ay alguien interesado porfavor dejen un commentario aqui o me pueden mandar un mensaje a el coreo email@example.com. Les prometo que les voy ayudar al major de mi capacidad! :D
Sometimes it is very difficult to learn a new language right?! Especially if there aren't very many people who you can practice and study regularly with. So I want to offer my help to any student or person who wants to learn Spanish or better their English. With methods of communication such as Facebook, Email, and other social networks like these it can be very easy. So if anyone is interested please leave a comment here or please send a message to my email dulce.v395@ gmail.com. I promise that I will help to the best of my ability! :D
Amazing Race? Yes. It is that TV show!
"Race around the world!"
Here is a chinese version of Amazing Race---China Rush.
They introduced lots of beautiful places in China, and I have not been to lots of those places too. Enjoy!
There are so many people who asked me, what part of china you have lived in? When I answered Fuzhou or Fujian. They responded with an expression with “what?” or something equivalent to it. Everyone knew about the Beijing, Great Wall of China, Forbidden City and Shanghai...etc. Fujian is neither an famous nor large province; but it is my hometown that contain lots of my childhood memories. However, many of the cities within Fujian province is under an process of urbanization or industrialization. This post will be a beginning of my study and share about Fujian province. While I am researching and asking my parents/grandparents about the history and customs. I realize that there are so many customs that we just follow and never know the meaning/history behind it.
三坊七巷---"Three Lanes and Seven Alleys"
(Ispentso many weekends with my grandma on Mount Gu. It is a beautiful and peaceful place!)
罗星塔--Luoxing Tower (This tower means "home" and "direction"; because you can see the tower on the boat in dark night.)
"The seven-layer tower is octagonal and made of stone. It stands 31.5 m
high at the Majiang River port. It has a legend that it is built by
Liuqiliang who comes from Guangdong and beautiful. In order to seize
her, The native laird bring a false chargh against her husband to sent
him to southern Fujian, at last , her husband died. Liuqiliang was very
angry and helpless, therefor she sold of all her property , built the
luoxing tower with the money to stand for her miss feeling." (Link)
Matt asks me a question: how can they keep the tone when they are singing in Chinese? My answer was I don't know; actually, I really don't know how to explain it. So,I find an example of a english song-sunshine in the rain and compare to the chinese version of the song 日不落(translation: sun never sets)by Jolin Tsai. Here we go!
Happy Chinese New Year!!! Chinese New Year is also known as Spring Festival. According to the Lunar Calendar, it is Feb 9, 2013. There isn't an offical day for Chinese New year; it changes every year. New year is represented by 1 of the 12 creatures of the Chinese Zodiac –
2012 is was year of the Dragon; and 2013 is the year of Snake. The Chinese New Year festivities officially last for 15 days.The key word for Chinese New Year "home" and "be together". Everyone have to go home and be withgrandparents, parents, children, friends...For out family, for the "30th night" which is the last day of dragon year, everyone must be together to watch this TV show by CCTV. Here is part of it, hope everyone enjoy it.
Let's learn how to say happy new year in chinese: 新年快樂--xin nian kuai le
Everyone is on their way back to home. All the airports, bus stations, train stations are full with people.
Here is Chinese zodiac sign: (snake)-an article about "snake". The color Redmeans good luck. red envelope is the "good luck" children received from parents and grandparents. And we also decorate our house with red posters to wish and indicate good luck.