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Chinese New Year is Coming… It’s the Year of the Tiger!

Feb 10th, 2010 Posted in Culture | no comment »

Chinese New Year

This year’s Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) starts on February 14, the first day of the first month in the Chinese lunar calendar. Of all traditional Chinese holidays, Chinese New Year is the most important and longest. It is like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year all wrapped into one, so it is also called “Spring Festival” as people celebrate from the Chinese New Year’s Eve (除夕 chú xī, meaning “Year-pass Eve”) until the 15th of the month. Read the rest of this entry »

Some Thoughts on Social Relationships

Jan 31st, 2010 Posted in Culture | no comment »

Have you ever felt weird when seeing children or students calling their parents or teachers by their first names and interacting as if they are close friends in American movies? Have you also ever been surprised by seeing how straightforward and honest American people can be when expressing their own thoughts and feelings in public? I still remember how uncomfortable I felt when I first experienced. Read the rest of this entry »