May 12, 2019

Behind every great man is a great woman, or so the saying goes, which generally implies that the great women is often the wife or partner. Perhaps it is the mother that is often ignored or taken for granted. This is a tribute to the unwavering sacrifices that mothers m...

April 28, 2019

♫ There goes the baker with his tray, like always
The same old bread and rolls to sell
Every morning just the same
Since the morning that we came
To this poor provincial town
Good morning, Belle ! ♫

Ah, such memories. 

Love the cartoon ? Buy the story book (Simplified Ch...

March 12, 2019

Qing Ming 清明 is a day for the Chinese to celebrate life and honour their ancestors. This is a popular Tang Dynasty poem written by Du Mu 杜牧 about Qing Ming Festival 清明节. Most Chinese children have been taught to recite this poem on the day as a tribute to the fest...

February 10, 2019

I spent quite a bit of time getting my head around the characters of My Little Pony whilst writing descriptions of the books on our website. So I have decided to compile a primer on the key characters of the My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic series (because the univ...

February 3, 2019

2019 is the Year of the Pig starting from Feb. 5, 2019 (i.e. Chinese New Year) to Jan. 24, 2020. The Pig is the twelfth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac sign.

According to Chinese legend, the Jade Emperor commanded that the order of the zodiac signs in...

January 20, 2019

If you want to impress the in laws, grandparents or the other halves during Chinese New Year, here are few basic phrases (if you don’t already know them by heart!) to get you through the festive season.

So let’s start with the most common saying, which is the least that...

January 12, 2019

Chinese paper-cutting (剪纸 jiǎn​ zhǐ​) originated from traditional ancestral and deity worship, and it is one of the oldest and most popular traditions in Chinese culture. According to archaeological records, it originates from the 6th century, although some believe tha...

January 7, 2019

DIY Training Chopsticks in 3 Simple Steps

You will need:

  • A rubber band

  • A pair of disposable bamboo chopsticks (including the paper wrapper)

  1. Separate the chopsticks. Wrap the rubber band around the top of the separated chopsticks until tight. 

  2. Roll up...

December 30, 2018

The Chinese are thought to have used chopsticks as early as 1200 B.C., firstly as a cooking utensil. It was not until A.D. 400 that people began eating with chopsticks as they found them efficient. It subsequently spread to other parts of Asia. Since then different cul...

December 2, 2018

Ariel our Little Mermaid princess who has everything sings about yearning to be part of the human world.

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