Whether it be sage advice, nagging reminders, pesky intrusions, or reassuring comfort, mothers around the world offer steady streams of profound lessons and petty quibs. Weibo users spent the last few days sharing some of their mothers’ favorite phrases, displaying a great array of classic Chinese maternal viewpoints. The hashtag was “我妈常常说“, and there was [...]
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七夕节 (qī xī jié), commonly known as Chinese Valentine’s Day or Magpie Festival, is an ancient traditional holiday falling on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month in the Chinese lunar calendar. It is a folktale about the romance between the 7th daughter of Emperor of Heaven and a humble cow-herd. For the adventuresome, read [...]
You are going to great lengths and exerting tremendous effort to learn Chinese. Why not learn from champions? The London Olympics are just a few days in, and China is already racking up an impressive number of medals. This being 2012, a good number of Chinese Olympic champions are on Weibo, sharing the ecstasy of victory with their fans. Let’s [...]
What are five qualities a winner must possess? How could you represent them all in one character? A fascinating image circulated on Weibo this week. It is a great example of the profound and logical beauty found in so many common Chinese characters. It analyzes the five radicals which together form the character 赢 (yíng- to [...]
When summer-loving has run its course and it’s time to part ways, you’ll always remember the final words. If you have ever been dumped with the standard “it’s not you, it’s me”, take solace that it could have been worse. This week, Weibo users posted about the most “flimsy” or “baseless” reasons for breaking up. [...]
China’s dreaded GaoKao college entrance exams finished up last week, leaving approximately 10 million exhausted students to revel in its passing. The resulting hashtag on Weibo was #考后狂热 (kǎo hòu kuáng rè), and it appropriately summed up the mood. Although there were some students a bit anxious about what comes next, the vast majority were excited to [...]
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