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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How would Hong Kong citizens identify themselves?

China flag, Hong Kong SAR flag, British flag, Victoria Harbor

Complicated identity issue for Hong Kong citizens As a former British colony and Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong citizens’ identity is a complicated and sensitive issue.   A lot of Western travelers are interested in How Hong Kong citizens would identify themselves. Made in Hong Kong Chinese, Frank the tour guide, is going…

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Through Hong Kong Post’s special stamp, look back the year-long battle against Covid-19

Hong Kong Post's special stamps for fighting Covid-19

Look back Hong Kong’s fight against Covid-19 through special stamp Hong Kong Post issues the special stamps to honor the diligent medical staff and thank Chinese Central Government for supporting Hong Kong SAR’s fight against the year-long Covid-19 pandemic.   The special stamps inspire Frank the tour guide to look back Hong Kong’s long battle…

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Let’s be patient, take the vaccination and rebuild the normality

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet

Let’s take the Covid-19 vaccination and rebuild the normality patiently Greek philosopher Aristotle once said “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet”! However most people don’t like waiting.   Actually if waiting is unavoidable and can bring us the good result, we should wait patiently. When we are waiting, we can do something meaningful to…

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Breaking news: stamps show Santa Claus enjoys a working holiday in Hong Kong!

Santa Claus enjoys dim sum.

Hong Kong Post’s Christmas stamps show Hong Kong working holiday journey of Santa Claus When Santa Claus delivers presents in Hong Kong, he also tours around the city with his helpers and friends, reindeer, gingerbread men and snowman! Actually this is the main theme of the 2020 Christmas stamps of Hong Kong Post.   Frank the…

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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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Sham Chun Street, a scene of movie Contagion

Short Sham Chun Street is a scene of a pandemic movie

Short Sham Chun Street is a scene of a pandemic movie Sham Chun Street is a short and old street with a traditional wet market in Mong Kok Kowloon.   It cannot reflect the fast and amazing development of the neighbor of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (“Sham Chun” is actually the old spelling of Shenzhen. It…

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