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

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 [...]

Farewell to our dear China Au Pairs

Next week, another two of our au pairs in Beijing, Eileen and Matilda, are going to finish their staying and leaving off home or going on a new adventure. Eileen wrote a card to our Chinese Mandarin teacher Vivian. We appreaciate it very much. Although Matilda only stayed in Beijing for 3 months, she had [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Four new great inventions in China

What are the top 4 things in China do foreigners want to bring back to their home countries?

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

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?

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

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 [...]

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 [...]