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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Chinese epidemiologist’s encouraging suggestion: China and America should lift Covid-19 travel bans if herd immunity reached!

Website for vaccination registration of Hong Kong SAR Government

Chinese expert suggests ending Sino-US mutual travel ban under herd immunity  In an online forum organized by Chinese Tsinghua University and US’s Brookings Institution on COVID-19 prevention and treatment, Chinese epidemiologist Mr. Wu Zunyou suggests that China and America should lift Covid-19 travel bans if herd immunity reached (The related news report is here)! According to the current…

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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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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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Good to see Narcissus blossoms just before the Start of Spring Day

Good to see Narcissus blossoms just before the Start of Spring Day

Narcissus blossoms to welcome the Start of Spring Day Tomorrow (3 Feb 2021) is the Start of Spring Day in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Frank the tour guide’s mother’s Narcissus has blossomed today.   It is a good sign to show Hong Kong is warm. Thus the Covid-19 may be less active and the fourth…

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Chinese character for illness (疾) shows patients’ conditions vividly

The left is the Chinese character for illness today. The right is the Oracle-bone inscription for the character in the past.

Patients’ conditions are vividly shown in the Chinese character for illness (疾)  Coronavirus should be one of the most searchable words on different search engines in 2020. The Covid-19-led illness causes big impacts to the world and people. The Chinese character for illness (疾) actually shows you why the patients fall ill, their symptom and condition….

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Why is the Winter Solstice as big as the Chinese New Year?

After Winter Solstice, daytime gets longer and sunset appears later.

Reasons for “Winter Solstice is as important as Lunar New Year”  Today (21 December) is the Winter Solstice on Chinese Lunar Calendar. Although Hong Kong is under the 4th wave of Covid-19 outbreak, citizens still have big meal at home to celebrate.   Chinese old saying, “the Winter Solstice is as big as the Chinese…

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4 places for travelers to see Hong Kong’s salt making history

See Hong Kong's salt making history at 4 different places.

Travelers can see Hong Kong’s salt making history in 4 places Hong Kong is at the southern coast of China. People made use of local resources, seawater, to make salt to earn a living.   In this blog post, Frank the tour guide is going to show travelers the 4 places to see the salt…

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BIG NEWS! Travelers can see the precious Beijing Palace Museum’s national treasures and Hong Kong’s nice Victoria Harbor view in one building in 2022…

See Chinese national treasures and Victoria Harbor view at Palace Museum Hong Kong Branch in 2022

Beijing Palace Museum Hong Kong version at West Kowloon waterfront will be ready in 2022 A grand Chinese cultural attraction, Beijing Palace Museum Hong Kong version, is coming. The construction for the first branch of Chinese Beijing Palace Museum was just completed at Hong Kong’s West Kowloon waterfront. It will be opened to the public…

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