Differences between the four animals on Dragon and Lion Dance Special Stamps

Stamps for lion dance, pixiu dance, unicorn dance and dragon dance

Differences between dragon, lion, unicorn & pixiu The special stamps for “Intangible Cultural Heritage – Dragon & Lion Dance” of Hong Kong Post show four Chinese mascots, lion, dragon, unicorn and pixiu.   As they look so much alike, a lot of Western visitors cannot tell them apart. Frank the tour guide is going to show…

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How to say soda, butter toast, egg sandwich in Cantonese and what do they stand for now?

Soda, butter toast, egg sandwich

汽hei3水seo2油jau4多do1蛋daan2治zi6 can imply petrol bomb A lot of visitors want to enjoy local delicacies at Hong Kong’s fast food shops and tea cafés to experience the local dining culture. The main difficulty for visitors to do so is they don’t know how to call the food names in Cantonese. Frank the tour guide is going…

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Let’s learn the Chinese character for needle and injection (針) when Covid-19 vaccine is a hot topic

Chinese character for needle and injection

Learn the history of needle through Chinese character for needle (針) Covid-19 vaccine is a hot topic at this moment. The number of vaccine receivers is ever-increasing. Frank the tour guide just took the first jab of Sinovac vaccine yesterday. In this post, Frank is going to introduce the Chinese character for needle and injection…

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Other names for Hong Kong’s famous hills

Lantau Peak, Kowloon Peak, Lion Rock

Other names for the famous mountains in Hong Kong Hong Kong’s scenery is special. It is the fusion of amazing architectures, great sea view and beautiful hills!   The names of the high mountains can show their landscape, local history and people’s creativity.   The old local guide books recorded a lot of different other…

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Government’s two gifts on Everyone’s Birthday for Hong Kong citizens

selfie, Frank the tour guide, parents, eating dim sum

Hong Kong citizens get two gifts from government on People’s Day Today is the seventh day of the Chinese New Year or the People’s Day. People believe that the supreme Goddess creates human on the seventh day in the first month in the Chinese calendar. So today is everyone’s birthday!   Happy Birthday to you!…

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Learn Chinese homophones through 4 Chinese New Year taboos

Learn Chinese homophones through 4 Chinese New Year taboos

Homophones and Chinese New Year taboos Chinese New Year is the most important festival for Chinese people. Apart from different celebrations, there are a lot of strange taboos during the Spring Festival. Some of the taboos are related to the homophones in the Chinese language.   Frank the tour guide is going to show you…

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Changes in Hong Kong’s Chinese New Year Fair create a win-win situation

2021 Chinese New Year, Cheung Sha Wan, point for selling flowers

Hong Kong Lunar New Year Fairs’ changes make a win-win situation Shopping beautiful flowers at Lunar New Year Fairs is Hong Kong citizens’ favorite activity to welcome Chinese New Year. Due to the ongoing 4th wave of Covid-19 outbreak, Hong Kong SAR Government first cancelled the fair. Later it decided to open 15 government venues for…

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Let’s say goodbye to the clever rat and welcome the diligent ox

Say goodbye to rat & welcome ox on Start of Spring Day

Time to bid farewell to the clever rat and greet the diligent ox Some Chinese fortune tellers believe that the new Chinese zodiac year should start on the day of the first Chinese Solar Term, Start of Spring, which is on 3 February 2021.   Thus the year of rat ended on 2 February 2021….

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Let’s learn the Chinese character for cluster (集), but don’t cluster together under Covid-19 pandemic

Chinese character for Cluster has an origin, a drawing showing cute birds flocking on a tree

Chinese Character for cluster (集) shows birds flocking on a tree  Chinese character for cluster (集 pronounces as zaap6) originally was a drawing, which shows birds are flocking on a tree.   Frank the tour guide is going to analyze the character “集” and show its changes.   Like birds, people like social gatherings. However,…

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