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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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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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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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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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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