Asia

March Tips and Reflections.

In February we talked about using Chinese Cooking techniques and bringing a yin yan to our leftovers. Well, I’ve been taking my own advice and I have been exploring the Four Flavors of the Chinese...

3,500 years of written Chinese history

Chinese characters, also known as Hanzi (漢字) are one of the earliest forms of written language in the world, dating back approximately five thousand years. With such a diverse ethnic population, yet, Chinese people managed...

Chinese Musical Instruments

Chinese Music <>Western Music

I am not a musician, I do not play an instrument, but I love music, classical, religious, folk, pop, and I love choral music as well. I find there is a difference in the melody...

Confucious said what?

I decided to share some of Confucius’s philosophical teaching here because I think that his goals for a harmonious society were very similar to the goals every parent has for their children. I wanted to...

Chinese Inventions!

One of the things that amazes me about Chinese creativity is that there are ordinary people today that can read a text  that was written 3500 year old. The name ‘China’ comes from the Sanskrit...