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  1. Breathe in the culture to fully understand Chinese

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Chinese. Try to immerse yourself in the language and the culture as much as possible. Try to make friends with other second language learners- especially those who do not speak English. I spent ... there was no toilet paper in the bathroom. I went to the front desk. Not knowing the Chinese word for toilet paper, I used the English word, which nobody understood. So I tried using the Chinese word ...

  2. New Year legends in story-telling fest

    Posted Feb 06th 2005, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... They are good at visualising things in their minds.' According to Dr Greene, there are many similarities between Chinese and western cultures. For example, a lot of festivals are centred around ... and important way to bridge the cultures of East and West ' he said. 'When a local child hears a Chinese myth in English, something may click in his mind along the lines of, 'Wow, ...

  3. Sentimental journey

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... 'Contrary to what they may print, I am actually half-Vietnamese, not Chinese. I am a war baby; my father was a soldier and my mother lived in the south.'' she says. 'They met during ... Maggie says she is no stranger to Vietnamese culture, having visited the country before. 'When I come here I don't feel like a stranger. It's a culture that's in me. It may ...

  4. Bombay revival

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... traditional Indian garb all over the catwalks, including the sari, lehngas (Indian wrap-around) and kurti (loose cotton top). 'For the first time, we're seeing cultures crossed and combined ... of their own only by designing [traditional items], which makes them stronger culturally.' There is no shortage of outlets in Hong Kong. Sanskrit, in Central, carries clothes from India's top ...

  5. Cultural icons worth preserving

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is just one example of the pressures on our urban culture that arise from the power of property in our economy. Such pressures underscore the importance to our dense population, starved of urban open space and deprived of access to most of the harbour coastline, of the recreational and cultural value of our rural areas. An outstanding example, the fishing village of Tai ...

  6. Bloodlines show Taiwanese 'more Maori than Chinese'

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... was outlined as Vice-President Annette Lu Hsiu-lien said Taiwan and the mainland both acknowledged that the two were culturally and ethnically related, though she denounced Beijing for treating Taipei as an enemy. 'The best way to define the relationship is that culturally and ethnically, Taiwan and China are relatives, and geographically, we are neighbours,' Ms Lu told the Foreign Policy ...

  7. Club rejects Ho's late declarations

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Trainer Peter Ho Leung had four intended runners at Happy Valley tomorrow night but all will be at home in their boxes at Sha Tin following a mix-up at acceptance time yesterday. Stipendiary steward Kim Kelly said yesterday that hand-written d ...

  8. The last dragon

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI Australian Peter Osborne, who has always been interested in Chinese customs and traditions, has come up with a book that inspires children to thrive on cultural differences. ... Chinese culture and architecture. I am fascinated by the dragon and am sure the kids will be, too,' said Osborne at the book launch at the Hong Kong Central Library last week. ...

  9. Emperor Wudi the TV star

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... the crystallisation of Chinese nationality and the Han cultural collective unconscious. So what is the message? At first glance, some feel that it may promote the revival of Han chauvinism. Others see ... succession of revolutionary strongmen? Or is the party now seeking a new ideology by taking the essence of Chinese cultural roots, spanning Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism? Mao Zedong once referred ...

  10. Creatures of culture

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... Flora Wu Fans of Chinese culture gathered at the Inter-Continental hotel recently for the presentation of the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage award. The gala dinner, held on June 10, honoured Annie Wu Suk-ching, who has worked to help promote and preserve Chinese culture. Guests sipped champagne and mingled during the cocktail reception in the foyer, before the doors ...




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