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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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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Hong Kong Peninsula Hotel’s room rate and surroundings in 1938 and 2020

Peninsula Hotel night view in 2016 Christmas

Compare the room rate and surroundings of Peninsula Hotel in 1938 and 2020 Hong Kong’s Peninsula Hotel is an attraction because of its grand architecture, beautiful interior and long history.   Frank the tour guide finds the interesting details of the hotel in an old Hong Kong guidebook (香港指南).   In this blog post, Frank…

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Hong Kong Post stamp shows you Victoria Harbor in 1962 and 2020

Hong Kong Past and Present Series Victoria Harbor special stamps

Hong Kong Post issued “Hong Kong Past and Present Series: Victoria Harbor” stamps Hong Kong Post issued stamp product “Hong Kong Past and Present Series: Victoria Harbor” in late September 2020.   The special stamps show the great view of Victoria Harbor in 1962 and in 2020. Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor changes a lot in…

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