Saturday, September 8, 2012

Celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival is one of my favorite festivals, other than Christmas.

Celebration only lasts for 2 days. But this year, there is one exhibition last for a month. Want to check out more Chinese cultures? Don't miss this one - Mid Autumn Thematic Lantern Exhibitions.

For more info, click here.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Attraction of Hong Kong Culture

Art is always reflect the culture and people behind a country. There is a always a group of fans of comic or manga in Hong Kong. Each locally created comic character and story reflect the society of a period of time. On Sep 28 (Fri) 2-3pm is the grand opening of Hong Kong Comic Avenue. It opens for the public for FREE. Don't miss it if you are on your Hong Kong vacation. For more details, check out their site here.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Hong Kong Food Expo

Are you an adventurer when it comes to food?

I sure is one of those people. Maybe, it is running in my blood.

If you happen to be in Hong Kong for vacation or whatever reason between Aug 16-20, don't miss these events in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Here is the schedule:

Aug 16-18 Hong Kong International Tea Fair

Aug 16-18 International Conference and Exhibition of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine and Health Products

Aug 16-20 HKTDC Food Expo 2012

All of these events are open to the public.

What I love about the Food Expo is that you can do your Hong Kong food shopping of any kind of food of different nationalities. Food from the supermarkets to specialty and seasonal shops.

If you can't make it to any one of these events, check out our shopping guide here.

For more details of the events, check out the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre web site

Have fun shopping!!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Celebrating 15th Anniversary of The Handover

Do you happen to be on Hong Kong vacation on Jul 1 this year?

If so, you don't want to miss the firework that you will never forget for the rest of your life.

This year is very special. It is celebrating the 15th anniversary of The Handover which was taken place in 1997.

Not only there are a lot of events for celebration, but also special arrangement of this year's firework.

It will start at 8pm on Jul 1 (Sun) which will last for 23 minutes. There will be a firework design of "HK 15" showing up. And it will show 24 times. The "15" will show as Chinese.

If you are around, don't miss the BIG scale firework. It will be phenomenal as usual.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Graduation Party

I believe many of you received graduation party invitation(s) like we did last month. Over here in the States, people celebrate high school graduation. Think it back, none of us had any celebration like this.

Actually, in the Asian culture, study well and get good academic results are children responsibilities. Parents don't celebrate it. Going further back, in the Chinese history, there was only one occasion that people celebrated.

If someone passed the exam which allowed that person to get a position in the government, his family and friend celebrated. It is because that person's life was pretty much set. For people from the wealthier families, they definitely celebrated. That was a great opportunity to build more relationships with famous and richer people. Nowadays, a university graduate can't even have a job guarantee.

So, do you think that Chinese expect too much from their children? Or our kids expect a lot from us?

Monday, May 23, 2011

IM – Instant Message

I'm not the big fan of text messaging or instant messaging.  But I have to do it at work or with my sisters once in a while. 

My youngest sister and I were exchanging IM (Instant Message) lately.  At the end of the conversation, she sent me this one,  "88".  Men...I was scratching my head and wondering what in the world she was talking about. 

Then, I thought maybe it meant "Bye bye".  In Chinese, "8" is pronounced as "ba".  So, two "8" together must symbolize something sounds very similar.  So, I asked her.  And it is. 

If this is communicated to my American husband or people that Chinese is not their mother language, how would they think?  Not to mention about the “slang” and “slang-im”.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Chinese New Year 2010

This year's Chinese New Year happens to be on the same day as the Valentine's Day. It is very special to many people so as my family 'cos this is the first year for us to celebrate with our new baby.

My parents have a tradition. Every Chinese New Year Eve, every kid in the family receives 2 red pocket monies. And we must put them under our pillow and sleep overnight. We are not allowed to open them until the next morning.

These 2 red pocket monies are very different from any other red pocket monies from my parents or any others. They have very special wishes from our parents. They carry the wishes of good health and great new year.

My husband and I decided to carry on with this tradition. We are going to put 2 red pocket monies under the mattress in the crib ('cos it's just a baby) on New Year Eve for our little one.

Wish you all Happy Chinese New Year ("Kung Hei Fat Choi") and Happy Valentine's Day.

P.S. The 15th day of the Chinese New Year is the Chinese Lantern Festival which is also the Chinese Valentine's Day. To learn more, click here.