Category: CHINESE

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Ching Ming Festival

Ching Ming is the day to pay respect to our departed ancestors by visiting the tombs. It’s an important Chinese tradition even for the Chinese origin in Malaysia….

Chinese character water nature lao tzu

Be Water

Water, like all of nature’s primal forces, defines itself in motion and by its place in life’s eternal cycle. Water nourishes all things. Kuo Hsi, the great landscape…

Chinese character earth poster design

Earth: with the existence of cities

The earth, 土 tǔ, embraces all of nature. Yet it is represented in the most minimal form in this ideogram containing the character of ten ‘十,’ which in Chinese also means ‘complete’,…

Chinese character meaning forest nature fire grey

Fire: burnt to ashes

Come to learn the world of nature and the forces that regulate all things in the universe. Fire is one of them. Source of all fire is the sun that contributes heat,…

Chinese typography design character meaning green forest nature tree

Wood: What makes a forest

In traditional Chinese philosophy, the life of the universe and the patterns of human affairs are inseparable. By observing nature, man can gain insights into his own life….

I am not a chinese

I AM NOT A CHINESE

It was the strangest thing happened in my life — someone thought I should be a Chinese. Here’s the story presented in comic-strip style. During an asian event in…

the writing form of my Chinese name

THE TROUBLE WITH MY CHINESE NAME

All Malaysian Chinese have their Chinese names. Even for those who can’t speak any Chinese language. Take mine for example. Lee Phaik Kee is the translated version of…

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SPEAKING CHINESE

For Chinese speaking people like me, generally we don’t say ‘speaking Chinese’. The term of ‘Chinese’ is applied to other Chinese languages/dialetcs as well namely Cantonese, Shanghainese etc….

Chinese full name

WHAT MAKES A CHINESE NAME

Probably some of you are curious about what makes a Chinese name. 姓名 — full name. 姓 means family name. 名 is given name. Chinese naming order is with…