The Chinese translation of “friend” is “朋友” (peng you), but we might use “peng you” in a broader way than “friend” in English. “Peng you” can refer to an acquaintance you just talked for a while, or it can also refer to a person you’ve been friends with for many years. We have many different […]
Going to KTV is a big thing in China. For birthday celebrations, family get-togethers, weekends hanging out, or even just killing time, KTV is a great place to go. KTV is the place where we do karaoke. In China, we sing karaoke more privately than in the US. There are many separate karaoke boxes, and people usually sing in […]
“If your child cannot study in a good kindergarten, then he or she cannot be easily accepted by a good elementary school. If he or she cannot received education in a good elementary school, then there is no chance to go to a top middle school, or competitive high school, or famous university. Then he or […]
A modern Chinese wedding combines traditional customs and modern styles, which is more interesting but also complicated and costly. In most cities, an intermediate wedding usually costs the new couple 70,000RMB(=$11,290) or more. If you want have a high-grade wedding, you should expect to spend at least 100,000RMB(=$16,129). But a young couple’s average monthly income is around […]
There are a lot of memorial and remembrance traditions to follow in China. Different regions and different nationalities in China have their own customs. Losing relatives or friends is a very big thing in China. From the date we lose the person, we honor them in different ways.
“Michelle, I love you so much!” I was surprised by this sentence from President Barack Obama’s in his public speech of Remarks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. This sentence is never ever spoken by Chinese government officials in their public speeches. In Chinese public speech, people seldom talk about love, and they never express their emotional feelings.
Hi everyone~ 大家好~Da jia hao~ I’m Wenwen and I come from China. My last name is Zhang, and I have an English name: Victoria. But most of the people I met here, they do think Wenwen is better than Victoria, because it‘s easy to pronounce. When I introduce myself to others, I always tell them”Wen‘s […]
I just realized it when I was typing the title that to say Willamette in Chinese is so similar to the word Future in Chinese, and it’s just the feeling that Willamette gave me, and the meaning of this title, Willamette has a bright future. That’s what the word Willamette means to me.
Fashion, I think, is a BIG word for me, or for the whole world. Everything would be fashionable, not just people, beautiful clothes, impressive make-up, in China maybe the old people like my parents starting to learn how to use computers is also a kind of fashion. But actually some of the people get lost on the […]
Since I’ve talked about Chinese food for many times, this time, I would like to show you some typical Chinese food from my home town Shandong, and the food there called “Lu Cai” (Shandong Cuisine).
Hi, all!!! How was your break? I just want to say that mine was Great~!!! After this trip, I fell in love with another city–San Francisco!!! Here I’m gonna show you some of my pictures of California, if you want me to say something about this trip, it need a lot of words…..
For this topic, I asked my friends for help, but I think nobody got the point of “ten things in your country”. Someone gave me the advice of talking about some events that happened in China recently, but I think people could get all of them from newspapers or Internet as China has became a […]
This topic make me a little bit homesick, but all I miss are my dear family and lovely friends, not the busy life there. And at the same time, I feel so lucky to get the chance to be here and to enjoy a completely different and relaxed life. But now, let’s talk about the typical life of Chinese people.
As a person who loves taking pictures everywhere, since I came here two months ago I’ve found that all the pictures here are so clear, bright and colorful. They’re totally different from those I took in China. Every time I try to Photoshop those pictures of my country, I feel a little bit guilty because […]