Archive for May, 2010

Night Markets in Taiwan

May 26th, 2010 Posted in Culture | no comment »

One of the most popular attractions in Taiwan is the night markets. These street markets are one of the most distinctive features of life in Taiwan, and they have been one of the island’s best traditions. A night market may occupy sidewalks, streets, or alleys, and it is consisted of many street vendors and stalls that sell all kinds of foods, specialty drinks, clothes, shoes, accessories, appliances, entertainment products, etc. throughout the night. There are also traditional carnival-style games such as balloon shooting, net fish, shooting marbles, and an assortment of mini games that attract both kids and adults. Read the rest of this entry »

World Expo 2010 Shanghai China is ON!

May 21st, 2010 Posted in Culture | no comment »

It’s been 22 days since the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai (上海世博会 Shàng​hǎi​ shì​bó​huì​). People are flooding into the city as it is “A Grand Gathering of the World Cultures”. Check out more info on the official website.

World Expo 2010 Shanghai China
http://en.expo2010.cn/
http://en.expo2010.cn/documents/hqxcp.htm

Duration: May 1 to Oct 31, 2010
Theme: Better City, Better Life
Sub-themes: Blending of diverse cultures in the city, Economic prosperity in the city, Innovation of science and technology in the city, Remodeling of communities in the city, Rural-urban Interaction
Goal: To attract the participation of 200 countries and international organizations and 70 million visitors

Mother’s Day 母亲节 (mǔ​qīn​jié​)

May 11th, 2010 Posted in Culture | no comment »

Mother’s Day is celebrated in many parts of the world on various days. Like the US, China and Taiwan celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. It is the day to show love and appreciation for mothers, and carnations are often worn on the day as its scientific name translates to “flower of love” or “flower of the gods”. A red carnation may be worn if one’s mother is alive, and a white one if she has died. Read the rest of this entry »

Pop Star in Asia

May 1st, 2010 Posted in Culture | no comment »

It’s always exciting to see an Asian pop star on an American channel. There are many talented and amazing artists in Asia, and seeing them receive attention from the western world somehow makes me feel proud, haha! I found this video a while ago – the show Talk Asia on CNN.com. It’s an interview with the popstar and actor Leehom Wang, who made his big break in Taiwan back in 1995. In the video he shows his talent in both classic and pop music. Read the rest of this entry »