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April 2017

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.

October 2014

Culture Shock Series Two – “Body Torture”

Over a decade ago, there was a movie called Gua Sha Treatment which is designed to discuss the culture difference.That’s the very part I am going to tell you today-Chinese Body Treatment. There are several popular body treatments among Chinese, you may have heard about them, such as Acupuncture,Cupping,Foot Massage,Gua Sha and etc.All these treatments [...]

Culture Shock Series One – “Face”

China enjoys an international reputation for the “Face” thing. Deep down, the “Face” thing stems from the sense of self-respect and dignity. The people all around the world definitely regard self-respect and dignity as important as each Chinese.Then why we Chinese are famous for the “Face” thing, which contributes to one of the culture shocks [...]

January 2014