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Celebrating the Birthday of Mazu at Tianhou Palace
Celebrating the Birthday of Mazu at Tianhou Palace

Updated:1398220954Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

Mazu, the most respected sea goddess in China's coastal areas, especially in the southeast and Taiwan islands, is believed to be able to predict the weather, helping fishermen avoid sea disasters and salvage shipwrecks.
College Students Discuss The Three Kingdoms
College Students Discuss The Three Kingdoms

Updated:1398060529Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

Southeastern Asia students from Jinan University joined a reading salon in the Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen’s Mansion last Sat. afternoon, studying The Three Kingdoms through cigarette cards.
Rituals is Key for Memorial Events
Rituals is Key for Memorial Events

Updated:1396579980Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

You may have heard of the terms about memorial events and some of the rites that go along with them, but how familiar are you with the specific details of those events in Guangzhou?
A Day at the Boluo Birth Temple Fair with Six Foreign Friends
A Day at the Boluo Birth Temple Fair with Six Foreign Friends

Updated:1395112225Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

What happens when foreigners come face-to-face with Chinese folk culture? After having their interest piqued by the legendary figure Boluo, six foreigners from different countries gathered together to visit the Nanhai God Temple in Huangpu on Friday.
Boluo Chicken Handicraft and Cantonese Fun
Boluo Chicken Handicraft and Cantonese Fun

Updated:1394694461Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

The Boluo Chicken is a local chicken-shaped handicraft made from clay, bamboo, paddy stalks and colorful chicken feathers. It has also led to a Cantonese pun referring free loading on other people's food, money or other things.
Sergey's "In-Kind Exchange" Project
Sergey's "In-Kind Exchange" Project

Updated:1394605457Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

When asked which part he liked most, Sergey answered without any hesitation, “The freedom.” He enjoys doing what he likes and being able to survive off it.
Not Where You Think They Are in Guangzhou
Not Where You Think They Are in Guangzhou

Updated:1394183250Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

In Guangzhou, there are some places that make people usually confuse of their actual locations for they are named after the district names, but not in the same districts as the names indicate. Why?
The Journey of Chinese Flowers to the West
The Journey of Chinese Flowers to the West

Updated:1392274874Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

The story begins with the Roman Empire over 2,000 years ago, where people planted flowers to use for food or medicine, not just to appreciate their beauty. The peach blossom, along with its fruit, is part of this tale.
The Adventure of "Dutch Pea"
The Adventure of "Dutch Pea"

Updated:1392270958Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

Why we Cantonese call snow pea "Dutch pea"? Does "Dutch pea" really come from Netherlands? This passage shall satisfy your curiosity.
Chinese Pidgin English
Chinese Pidgin English

Updated:1390453512Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

Chinese Pidgin English appeared in 1730s. It mixed together Portuguese, English, Malay, and other vocabulary with a syntax close to Chinese to create a business language of intercultural communication.
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