Grandmother always took great care in her appearance and she expected the same from us. Red nail polish, makeup, earrings were an important part of her daily routine even into her later years.
My impressions of my grandma were mostly based on pictures we exchanged in letters. Her beauty and style influenced me a lot when I was younger.
My grandmother was not one to sit back in times of turmoil. She was politically active and performed across the country promoting Nationalism. Her courageousness even lead her to be detained by the Japanese.
For an early age you could tell my grandmother was different. She was precocious and beautiful. An artist, a spy and a beauty her life was a whirlwind.
Performers recall the day of a spectacular performance at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics.
"Heritage" sees its greatest number of participants in a single performance.
"Shou Zhu Dai Tu" means, "Sitting by a stump, waiting for a careless rabbit to hit the stump." Originally, it referred to the routineer in an ironic way. Later, the metaphor came to mean one does not take the initiative to work hard and wants to get a windfall.
This idiom is used as a metaphor for the punishment of a person to alert others to correct their behavior.
Hear the story from which the saying, "Hun Shui Mo Yu" came about. It means to take advantage of a chaotic time or deliberately create confusion to obtain benefits.
This Chinese idiom advises people not to give up halfway through or leave something unfinished.
This well-known story commonly used to educate children on the values of courtesy and fraternal love involves four-year-old Kong Rong giving up some larger pears to his older and younger brothers. Still employed in current times, this text has been used for elementary education since the Song Dynasty.
Confused as to why Chinese New Year falls on a different day every year? This helpful video explains the basics of China's lunar calendar, which dictates the dates of many traditional holidays in China.
Listen to this make-believe story about how the twelve animals were selected to be the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. What terrible thing did the rat do to get its bad reputation and why do cats hate rats?!
The new normal in Wuhan will return to normal very soon.
Medical workers come to the Yangtze River Bridge to take in the sights after a long day's work.
Like the people of Wuhan, the Yellow Crane Tower has withstood the greatest challenges time has delivered.
An outside meal was hard to find during the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan.
Our host will remember this exceptional meal forever, and not because of the food.
The winter has passed and Jianghan Road is showing signs of returning to business, but many simple services, like takeout delivery, are not yet operational.
Jianghan Pass, once a very popular spot for wedding photos, is now deserted.
The city of Wuhan slowly awakens from the epidemic standstill.
Living in the political instability of the Wei, Jin, North-South dynasties was in itself an experience of great suffering. How did people like Xiaoming survive? The Buddhist ideas of submission and acceptance may have played a part.
Submission and acceptance of the world is something to respect. There is a phrase in Lao Tzu's "Dao De Jing", "the sage is ruthless, to them ten thousand things are but straw dogs". This phrase doesn't necessarily denounce sages or monks but rather reveres them for their ability to accept things as they are, which in it own right is a remarkable ability.
The expression that Buddha bears is one of deep peace, but where does this expression come from? What exactly is this so called, "deep peace" and how can we achieve this state of being?