Tag Archives: Celebration

2014 – The Galloping #Horse Chases Away Creepy Snake #新春愉快 #马年幸运

Last year at this time, I was in China, busy jetting from Hong Kong to Guangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao and finally reaching Chengdu, my destination for celebrating Chinese New Year (CNY). It had been a long time coming, joining my extended … Continue reading

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Festive Foods (2): from #Bulgaria, #Mexico, #Ukraine, #Cuba, #Lebanon & #Spain

Following Festive Foods: What to Cook for Christmas & New Year, which I shared on LinkedIn, I have had wonderful responses from several talented professional interpreters and translators, who, as you can see below, are also incredible cultural advocates and … Continue reading

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The #MoonFestival: Chinese Mid-Autumn Customs, Celebrations, Legends & Poems #中秋节

I witness bright Moonlight in front of my bed. I suspect it to be hoary frost on the floor. I watch the bright Moon, as I tilt back my head. I yearn, while stooping, for my homeland more. The poem … Continue reading

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The Most Precious Gift

“What do you think is the most precious gift that I could give you?” I asked my mother the night before I left Chengdu, during my most recent visit to China. She paused for a long moment, glancing at me … Continue reading

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