Look into my crystal ball .. I see .. well actually, I can’t fortune tell; however, I CAN give you all the lingo you’ll need to talk about your horoscope and zodiac sign. All that compatibility, oh if you’re a Virgo then you’ll get along with this or you should avoid this isn’t just limited to [...]
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Who doesn’t love a great superhero action movie these days?! The Dark Knight, Spiderman, and Ironman blazed up the box office.. and it’s not just their super powers, gadgets and costumes. We’ll be going a bit deeper than the average vocabulary of superhero (超级英雄 – chāo jí yīng xióng) and villain (恶棍 (è gùn). Here’s [...]
Next up on our Starstruck Series, Bruno Mars! Despite great success writing songs like “Billionaire” for Travie McCoy, Bruno Mars got his break when he released his first album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans in October 2010. This got him 7 Grammy nominations and 1 Grammy Award! Nickname & Origin Bruno Mars -火星哥(huǒ xīng gē) 火星 is a [...]
Besides the suit, what else is Tony Stark? “Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.” Lighting up (or blowing up?) the theaters next Friday will be Ironman 3, starring Robert Downey Jr. He’s gained much popularity not only from being Ironman but Sherlock Holmes & other cool characters in some awesome movies. Robert Downey Jr. has a pretty [...]
Well, at least in the States the drinking age is 21+, in other countries it’s a bit younger. Regardless, I figured it’s be useful to know how to say some of the most popular beverages in Chinese. Some of my favorites are mojitos and the cosmo. I’m not exactly savvy in ordering drinks in Chinese [...]
Six time Grammy Award winner Adele tied Beyonce for the most awards won by a female artist in one night, including Album Of The Year in 2012. Her singles aren’t just huge hits, breaking records on top billboards in the US but, popular in China as well. Because of her songs’ popularity in China, the [...]
This year’s Qingming Festival (清明节 － qīng míng jié) falls on April 4th, 2013. For those of you unfamiliar with the 2,500 plus years of tradition behind this holiday, it’s all about tomb sweeping, spring outings and kite flying. Check out this video & you’ll learn more. What distinguishes this festival from the others is [...]
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