As the Chinese saying goes, ‘He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a real hero.’ 不到长城非好汉 The Great Wall meanders through endless mountains and deserts, spanning across thousands of miles like the mystifying dragon. One of the architectural wonders of the world, sections of the fortifications were built as early as the [...]
On the actual day of my brother’s wedding, we had to wake up as early as 4 am to get prepared for the ancestral prayer ceremony at my sis-in-law’s family home. There was a puppet show with singing, music and fire crackers. Chinese puppet show. Our simple breakfast – sweet porridge with red dates and [...]
I’m now in Putian in eastern Fujian province, China. My brother is getting married tomorrow! I’m really excited as it is our family’s big day and the first time I’m attending traditional wedding ceremony in China. My pretty sis-in-law is from Putian. We’ve been feasting since we arrived at her house – an attraction in [...]
Photos contributed by my friend, Laytin. It has been in the news. Avatar claims the highest glossing movie of all time. The floating mountains in the 3-D epic movie are said to have been inspired by the craggy sandstone peaks located within Wulingyuan Scenic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China. [...]
Update (4 Sept 08): Sigh… I just heard from news that according to the Chinese authority, there may be earthquake that measures at a Richter scale of 7 to 8 at Qing Zhang Plateau. I think we better do our homework first before planning for any trip to Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan. Hi Folks! Remember the devastating [...]
The 29th Beijing Olympic 2008 has finally come to an end on 24 August. It’s yet another astounding ceremony with amazing performances and countless fireworks bursting into the skies! Riders on illuminated wheels. Two humongous drums suspending in the air, each with a drummer.