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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The postponement of Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble shows the arrangement is effective

Travel bubble may become the Christmas gift for the Hong Kong and Singapore travelers in 2020.

Effective Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble postpones by fortnight Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble, which was due to launch on Sunday (22 Nov 2020), postpones by two weeks. This is not due to Santa Claus is still making the bubble! (Video shows you the Christmas decoration at Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong.) The reason is…

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Differences between Western Halloween and Chinese Ghost Festival

Differences between Western Halloween and Chinese Ghost Festival

Western Halloween and Chinese Ghost Festival are not just different in their names Halloween is coming. Frank the tour guide reads posts about decoration ideas for Halloween and compares the Western Halloween with Chinese Ghost Festival. Actually their duration, aim, ceremony, customs and decoration are very different.     Frank is going to share the differences between…

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Have the trees frosted on the day of Frost’s Descent in Hong Kong?

frosty yellow leaf

NO! Hong Kong is still in the warm autumn time… 23 October 2020 is the 18th of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, Frost’s Descent. It means the late autumn has come. The weather in the northern part of China becomes cold enough to make the trees frosty especially in the early…

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