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November 2017

Great Wall Guidance for Aupair in China

2017-11-21T08:51:38+00:00

"He who has not climbed the Great Wall is not a true man"  - Mao Zedong For all the aupairs in China, if you stay in Beijing it is mandatory to see The Great Wall. We’d like to have the following travel guide to be always updated for the benefit of new aupairs visiting the [...]

October 2017

Kung Fu Tai Chi Culture Event for Edu Aupairs in Beijing, China

2017-11-20T06:16:39+00:00

Date:      October 20, 2017, Friday Duration:  10:30 am -12:00 noon, 1.5 hours Event:   Tai Chi Experience-Traditional Chinese Kung Fu 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, [...]

September 2017

Mid-Autumn Culture Event for Edu Aupairs in Beijing- Making the Lord Rabbit

2017-11-20T06:16:39+00:00

The traditional Chinese festival- Mid-Autumn Day is falling on 4th October. You may know that Chinese eat Moon cake on Mid-Autumn day, but here is another tradition and it is inviting one ' Beijing Lord Rabbit’ to home. It is a rabbit figure made of clay. Therefore, we invite all of you to go to [...]

Outdoor Chinese Class at Jingshan Park for Edu Au Pairs in Beijing-Culture Activity

2017-11-20T06:16:40+00:00

They say Autumn is the best season in Bejiing. This is true. On August's last Friday, we moved the Chinese lessons to the beautiful and historical Jingshan Park! Finally we got to practice Chinese Mandarin with local people! Meanwhile, you got to experience the 800 years of history and enjoy the breathtaking view from the [...]

June 2017

Hot Pot or Malatang? – New standardized English translation add to confusion between foods

2017-11-20T06:16:40+00:00

It’s hard to imagine that any organization called the China Standardization Administration and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine could manage to stir the (hot) pot of a years-old culinary controversy. But like a bumbling yet well-meaning Chinese grandparent, the, uh, CSAGASIQ issued a policy to standardize the use of English on public signage [...]

Culture Event for Au Pairs in Beijing – Making Dumplings

2017-11-20T06:16:40+00:00

Dumplings (Chinese Jiaozi) with meat and vegetable fillings, is very popular at the Chinese New Year and other festivals. It tops the list of delicacies of people in north china, where people eat dumpling at night on new year‘s eve and days to send off the past year and celebrate for a new year. The [...]

On the Character 传 – Whether you’re spreading rumors or legends, you need 传

2017-11-20T06:16:40+00:00

It’s said that a legend is simply a rumor with stamina. Immersed in the mundane details of the everyday, people need a virtual, magical word for sweet respite. An imaginary universe, heroic characters, magic, and exciting adventures—there’s no limit to the wizardry of escapism. In Chinese, the word for legend is 传奇 (chuánqí), with 奇 [...]

Reality Bites – Has China’s prophesied VR boom become a virtual disaster?

2017-11-20T06:16:40+00:00

At 50 RMB for a few minutes in the virtual reality (VR) booth, customers in the swanky downtown Beijing mall just weren’t biting. Double that price got you three turns, but the 15 minutes of cutting-edge entertainment still didn’t seem enough of a drawcard, especially when shoppers could happily kill a couple of hours at [...]

Au Pairs in Beijing Attended the Lecture on China-US relations in Renmin University

2017-11-20T06:16:40+00:00

Introduction: China-US relation is one of the most important bilateral relations in the world today. In the increasingly complicated international context, China-US relations have a profound impact on the world political and economic structure. Especially after the "Trump-Xi Meeting" in April 2017, which direction the China-US relations will take? It is worthy of our common [...]

May 2017

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

2017-11-20T06:16:40+00:00

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 [...]