Choosing An English Name

Many non English-speaking people love choosing an English name for themselves. This morning, I read an article in The Guardian, which highlighted the extent, to which the Chinese national broadcaster, CCTV, had gone to teach the Chinese the dos and don’ts in picking an English name. http://gu.com/p/42j75/tw There are different reasons why non-westerners decide toContinue reading “Choosing An English Name”

但愿人长久 (May We Last Forever)

Today is last day of Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. On this special occasion, people of Chinese ancestry, who are separated from their loved ones tend to listen to this classic song. It’s translated into English as “May We Last Forever”. Its lyric comes from an ancient poem, written by the famed Chinese poet, SuContinue reading “但愿人长久 (May We Last Forever)”

Year Of The Horse

Tomorrow is the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year. 2014 is the year of the horse. Birth year: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918   Personality traits: energetic, independent, impatient, and enjoy traveling   Strengths: People who are born in the Year of the Horse are clever and kind. They areContinue reading “Year Of The Horse”