by Suyen Hu on Mon, Feb 05 2018
In Taiwan, you’ll see Land Gods’ temples everywhere, nearly every corner! We have a saying Three Steps a Small Temple and Five Steps a Big Temple to show temples are so much in Taiwanese daily life even in this age.
However, life in Heaven is not as easy as we imagined. All the gods and deities have to work hard to gain respect from humans so they can keep their temples busy, not to be deserted. It is more or less... Read more
by Suyen Hu on Thu, Sep 21 2017
Rats/Mice are known for being quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind, smart, and lovely. In the Chinese Zodiac animal race, rat/mouse came in first out of all the animals due to his resourceful thinking!
Oxons are usually... Read more
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by Suyen Hu on Sat, Sep 02 2017
A book is a total piece of art that brings readers to a new world. Every reader can have their own feelings and thoughts derived from the stories and ideas in a book.
When a book is designed for commercial display in bookshops, it goes through all the usual routines with all the usual paid advertisements and a marketing plan as part of a series in the general market for booksellers. Rarely is the book designed by the author. Indeed, in the past, books were sold without any covers at all. Whatever the cover design may be, it is... Read more
by Roy Preece on Tue, Jan 17 2017
Everyone loves to see the fantastic Dancing Dragons that celebrate the Chinese New Year. Why dragons?
To the Chinese, dragons are noble and useful creatures; they are not at all like the evil monsters found in western culture. From earliest times the Chinese have believed that dragons can bring good luck to their lives. As the different kingdoms of China were united they adopted the dragon as a national symbol; and so the ancient Chinese identified themselves as "the descendants of the dragon".
These mythical creatures were believed to control all things to... Read more