Being Content

感恩有情 Gǎn’ēn yǒuqíng 知足常樂 zhīzú cháng lè -Thankful for love -Understanding contentment brings happiness We live in a world of wants, always reaching for the newest gadget or hoping to dine at the hottest restaurant. It doesn’t help that our phones are buzzing with live streams of friends having the time of their lives traveling or […]

Ways To View Your Luck: Misfortune And Fortune

祸兮福之所倚,福兮祸之所伏。《老子》 Prosperity is rooted in calamity, Calamity is rooted in prosperity .  In other words, good fortunes lies in bad, bad fortune lurks within good. Said by philosopher Laozi, Fortune may come out of misfortune and vice versa.  During happy times you may feel particularly hard hit by bad shocks, which could be around the […]

Chinese New Year: Animal Zodiac Story and Horoscope

Missed your chance to celebrate New Year properly this year?  According to the lunar calendar, you have another chance.  Traditionally, lunar new year is based on the harvest calendar and is also popularly known as Chinese New Year.  Not only is it the basis for a different set of festivals and holidays from the western […]

How To Celebrate Babies In Chinese Tradition: Customs and Gift Etiquette

For the Chinese, family is the center of society. A new birth may bring relatives and friends, near and far, to mark the happy occasion.  Such celebrations are often as infrequent as gatherings reserved for Chinese New Year or weddings.  Thus birth within a family holds special meaning for a community and is connected to […]

How To Give Chinese New Year Gifts Gracefully

A new year, a fresh start!  Approximately 1.4billion people celebrate the Lunar New Year, including domestic and overseas Chinese people.  Chinese New Year is a time for large family gatherings and offering blessings for the upcoming year.  While offering lucky blessings, Chinese people around the world often give gifts as a sign of respect.  We […]

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How To Get A Chinese Calligraphy Translation We offer the following easy Chinese calligraphy translation services. Basic: Under 4 characters Basic Plus: (4-8 characters) Deluxe: 8-15 characters Deluxe Plus: 16-25 characters Deluxe Premium: 26-40 characters Choose from the dropdown menu: Calligraphy Translation Services Basic (Under 4 characters) $25.00 USDBasic Plus (4-8 characters) $35.00 USDDeluxe (8-15 […]

Chinese New Year Greetings For The Year Of The Dog

Auspicious or lucky greetings are particularly important on a holiday like Chinese New Year, otherwise known as Lunar New Year.  Greetings wishing a new year of fortune offer respect for family, friends, and even strangers.  Saying simple phrases like Happy New Year is great, but you can really show additional effort and skill by adding […]

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