Though not an official holiday, on Jan 4th 2013, there’s something called “爱你一生一世” in China. This holiday got its name because the date, 二零一三一四 (èr líng yī sān yī sì - 2013.1.4.) sounds like “爱你一生一世” (ài nǐ yī shēng yī shì). This day can also be known as “万年真爱日” or “世纪情人节” or “世纪领证日”. 爱你一生一世 means “love you for life” [...]
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The end of the world (世界末日: shì jiè mò rì) in 2012 has been the buzz lately. Did the Mayans predict right? Since we won’t be around in the next few days, should we just spend what’s left in our savings and go out with a bang? Recently, in China people are talking all about [...]
1.3 BILLION people on holiday. Can you imagine the insanity? Pushing, shoving, line cutting, invasion of personal space, and that rush to snag an empty seat. The traffic forecast for Beijing: congestion index of 9.5. In English? With a 100% chance for bumper to bumper traffic, Beijing might as well turn into a temporary car [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
What words come to mind when remembering your childhood? Children’s Day in China is every year on June 1st. Students enjoy a day off from classes and partake in outdoor activities, movies, or school-wide games. In celebration of Children’s Day, Chinese netizens spent time last week reminiscing about simpler times. Weibo was buzzing with people [...]
Suffering from back pain? Instead of going to see the doctor, how about going to the ATM to find some money to count? Chinese netizens are buzzing over an award-winning scientific finding by researchers at Zhongshan University that counting money can relieve pain. You can read their comments under the hashtag: #数钱可以缓解疼痛#(shǔ qián kě yǐ huǎn jiě [...]
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