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May 2017

The Dragon Boat Festival Customs and Hand-Made Spice Bags & Coloured Bracelets

As the end of May will be a Chinese traditional festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, we hold a special event for our ladies, the Edu Au Pair girls in Beijing, to learn how Chinese women make their spice bags and colours bracelets as a tradition. We started with the spice bags. It requires a little [...]

Upcoming Culture Event – Hands-on Experience of the Dragon Boat Festival

Date:     May 19, 2017, Friday Duration: 10:00 am -12:00 noon, 2 hours Event:  Learn about the orgins of the festival; learn how to make zong zi, spice bag and colourful ropes Location:  Suite 911, 9th Floor, Aojia Fandian, No.26 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing Meet up:  The location above Contact:   Miles 15210406270   Wechat ID: milesguo1111 [...]

April 2017

Au Pairs in Beijing had an Amazing Chinese Painting Experience!

Another sunny day in Beijing! As the spring is coming, all the flowers bloom, so the teacher chose one of the classic flowers in Chinese painting culture, the peach blossom, to teach our au pairs. Let's have a look how they did! From the basics to complete a Chinese painting by themselves, they learned the whole [...]

Upcoming Culture Event for China Au Pairs- Chinese Painting Experience

Date:      April 21, 2017, Friday Duration:  10:30 am -12:00 noon, 1.5 hours Event:   Learn the basics of drawing a Chinese painting; experience traditional Chinese culture. Location:  京书房国学艺术学堂,3rd floor, No.29 Guang Qu Men Nei Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing Meet up:   10:15 am at GUANGQUMENNEI Station( Subway Line 7), Exit B Chinese Paingting ( Xuan paper painting) [...]

The Lama Temple and Guozijian- Culture Tour on a Sunny Day for Au Pairs in Beijing

Yonghegong ( The Lama Temple ) is a famous lamasery located in the northeastern part of the old city of Beijing. It was a palatial residence built in 1694 by Qing Emperor Kangxi for his fourth son, Prince Yongzheng who later succeeded to the throne. Our au pairs experienced the traditional Chinese culture of burning [...]

March 2017

upcoming au pair event- Lama Temple and Hutong Tour

Upcoming au pair event- Lama Temple, Wu Dao Ying Hutong and Imperial Academy

Gong Fu Tai Chi- at the Temple of Sun

Tai Chi is one of the Chinese traditional martial arts. As an ancient Kongfu, Tai Chi includes boxing, sword, broadsword, spear, push-hand and etc. Concentrating on correct posture and breathing control. Tai Chi’s movements are fluid, graceful and well balanced, promoting the complete harmony of body and mind. Though originally conceived as a martial art, it [...]

Top 4,你(nǐ)咋(zǎ)不(bù)上(shàng)天(tiān)呢(ne)?Who do you think you are?

用(yòng)法(fǎ) usages: 1. 表(biǎo)示(shì)愤(fèn)怒(nù): express the angry 大(dà)半(bàn)夜(yè)的(de)你(nǐ)不(bù)睡(shuì)觉(jiào),练(liàn)什(shén)么(me)架(jià)子(zi)鼓(gǔ),你(nǐ)咋(zǎ)不(bù)上(shàng)天(tiān)呢(ne)。 You are playing the drum at the late night instead of sleeping, why not you go to the heaven? 2. 表(biǎo)示(shì)佩(pèi)服(fú):express the admire 这(zhè)只(zhī)猫(māo)太(tài)厉(lì)害(hài)了(le),上(shàng)完(wán)厕(cè)所(suǒ)还(hái)会(huì)自(zì)己(jǐ)冲(chōng)马(mǎ)桶(tǒng)。你(nǐ)咋(zǎ)不(bù)上(shàng)天(tiān)呢(ne)。 This cat is amazing who can go to toilet and waters it by himself, why not you go to the heaven?

February 2017

Top 3 一(yī)言(yán)不(bù)合(hé)就(jiù)……

Whenever you disagree with each other…. The slightest disagreement …… For example例句: 一(yī)言(yán)不(bù)合(hé)就(jiù)分(fēn)手(shǒu) Whenever you disagree with each other, you solve it by breaking with someone. 一(yī)言(yán)不(bù)合(hé)就(jiù)自(zì)拍(pāi) Whenever you disagree with each other, you take selfies.

January 2017

Top 10 Chinese Internet Slang -2016–Top 1

同学聚会,一同学指着外面的宝马说,我教师,另一同学指着外面的奔驰说:厉害了,我医生。另一同学指着外面的保时捷说,厉害了,我律师。最后我指着外面的出租车说:厉害了,我的哥。 In a students reunion party, student A pointed to a BMW car parking outside and said, that’s my car, I am a teacher. Classmate B pointed to a Benz car and said “that’s my car, I am a doctor.” Classmate C pointed to a Porsche car and said “amazing, I am a lawyer”. The last one is me. I pointed to the Taxi and said “Amazing, I am a taxi driver”. Taxi driver in Chinese is ‘的哥’(di ge ). Literally it means I am taxi driver. However, it can also separated as ‘我的’ ‘哥’ which literally means my brother. ‘我的’ is pronounced similar to English ‘word’. Amazing (厉害了 lì hài le): Someone is doing something amazing. Word Bro (我的哥 wǒde gē):sign with emotion when something happened surprisingly. 例句:Examples: A:我要去美国旅游。(A: Wǒ yào qù Měiguó lǚyóu) Student A: I am going to travel to America. B:厉害了,word哥。(Tóngxué B: Lìhàile, Wǒde gē) ) Student B: amazing, my bro. A:我们一起学德语吧!我想学第四种语言。 (A: Wǒmen yìqǐ xué Déyǔ ba! A: Let’s study German together! I want to lean the fourth foreign language. B:厉害了,word哥。(B: Lìhàile, Wǒde gē) ) B: Amazing, my bro.