Actually, Mandarin was not the mother tongue for mainland Chinese…

If you ask Chinese who are over 25, what is your mother tongue, those Chinese from the mainland might pop up with the word ‘mandarin’; whereas, I bet the majority of them just like me whose mother tongue is actually the dialects rather than Mandarin. Mandarin, as a matter of fact, was not a language … Continue reading Actually, Mandarin was not the mother tongue for mainland Chinese…

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Unexpected December 26th, far more than just the ‘Boxing Day’…

To people who live in the UK and those former British colonies, like Canada, Australia and Hong Kong, 26th of December means ‘Boxing Day’ which lots of people will go for shopping as almost all the stores will have amazing discounts. While for UK’s close neighbour Ireland, 26th of December is the so-called ‘Wren Day’ … Continue reading Unexpected December 26th, far more than just the ‘Boxing Day’…

Senhor do Bonfim — Tie three knots and make three wishes

What do you know about Brazil except for football, samba, and carnival? Though I have not got any chance to go to Brazil, this country keeps surprising me. First, the Syrian refugees, I wrote an article early this year talking about it: ‘Open the door to refugees: Does Brazil ready to be the next Superpower?’. … Continue reading Senhor do Bonfim — Tie three knots and make three wishes