From: Hong Kong- France-France-The Philippines-Africa

This is the best party I have ever had.

I’m so happy to meet you guys!

The food we made are really yummy!!

 

Three Cantonese/Chinese food I contributed:

Green Bean Soup with seaweed

Stuffed red/green pepper

Stuffed eggplant

pan frying

and then we got ….wow!

Thank you Maricon’s French orange duck and baguette, Rey’s “home-made” food and wines and

George’s  really-African-food!

Last but not least, my favourite French Toast with Strawberry!Good job, Alain!

 

Thank you Alain! I’m glad to join this party!

 

You two are super funny!you always make me laugh!HAHA

 

The party was amazing because we all come from different countries,

and we could not only share our food but also our experiences and views on different topics,

girls,boys,travelling,languages,bars,careers,gays and lesbians,food,music,countries,politics……

I’m looking forward to meet you guys again!

*Thanks to the guys from Italy and Switzerland who joined us making this night more international! XD

 

Taken in China, when I was 10-month-old. Mum’s smile is so sweet!

In a studio with my sister.

Mum was strong enough to hold both of us!

Cartoon: Greedy Sis. and Stingy Bro.

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Birthday party in kindergarten.

Kindergarten Graduate.

Honestly, I don’t really remember things happened during my childhood. But every time I saw these photos, I feel I’m so lucky because I have my grandparents,  mum and daddy, and sister, and they all love me .

When you see these words :

Are you thinking how to write them?
To write a chinese character is not as difficult as you think, because there are 8 rules for stroke order.

Keep them in mind!

You can also write a Chinese character in a proper way!

Stroke order 

1.From top to bottom

2.From left to right

3.From middle to sides

4. From outside to inside

5.Inside before closing

6. Horizontal before other strokes

7.Main body before tying it all together

8.Main body before the dot

Let’s try some simple words:

from top to bottom

from top to bottom (exception: not horizontal first)

from left to right ,from outside to inside, inside before closing

More then 2 order rules should be applied to most of the Chinese characters,some Chinese characters may have more then 20 strokes, and you can imagine that how many rules they may concluded. However, these 8 rules cannot cover all of the Chinese characters because there are some exceptions. These special cases are more complicated and I won’t mention them here. The 8 rules above are useful and should be enough for beginners to write most of the words.

In Hong Kong , even China, many students write Chinese character with a wrong order.Writing with a wrong order is not about  grammatical mistakes and it will not affect the meaning of a character.However, the order rule is a key to write a proper , beautiful and neat character. Handwriting can reflect one’s characteristic and Chinese people always appreciate/respect the one who has good handwriting.

Follow the 8 stroke rules and try to write these words youself!

你 (YOU) ; 去 (GO TO) ; 天(SKY) ; 串(A STRING OF/CONNECT) ;田(FARMLAND) ; 有(HAVE)

Let me know which rules you are going to apply!See if you have this talent to learn Chinese!

Challenging exercise:

I promised to share my knitting , and here we are:

oh my god... I still have one yarn

 

Finished ! finally...

The weather is getting cold….It’s time to tie a scarf everyone!

Scarf is always fashionable!

 

 

 Some may say it is weird for a man/boy to knit,however, according to Wikipedia,”men were the first to knit for an occupation“.

There is a Chinese saying,”Men Plough Women Weave”,but it’s so conservative to think that men cannot knit.

 When women can work in the farm,why men cannot sit on the sofa and have a leisure time with his two needles?

I used to believe that knitting was a women-only task in the ancient time ,so that people now still think that knitting is only or better for women. “Unfortunately”,I found that everyone knits in that time and knitting was regarded as a necessary skill.So, why do people have such a misunderstanding? I don’t know if this is the same in western countries, but it’s so comment in most of the Asian countries.

Many Hong Kongers asked two funny questions in forums, the first one is asked by boys:  “Do you mind your boyfriend knits for you?”( Why don’t ask your girlfriend,who is the real receiver?or you do care about what the others think?)

 the second one is asked by girls :”What do you think when a boy knits for you?” ( My god,why do you ask “what do you feel”  instead of “what do I feel? and this is a stupid question because the answer is just happy or unhappy, isn’t it?)

 The core of the prejudice is about gender, but I don’t want to discuss that area because knitting is indeed nothing about gender .

You are you; and I am me -We are all human beings

Why should we make things complicated ?                                                                                   Why should you choose to be biased?                                                                                                                           Don’t you think he is sexy when he is knitting?

I almost finish my own scarf, I will share my “masterpiece” with all of you!

I got some shots in Festival Walk (a shopping mall in Hong Kong)

Poor me, I really have never seen a real snow show

that’s why I added a snowing effect in the picture.

The little bulbs and snows match pretty well,right?

I just wonder….

Is there a law stating that ” Loneliness and Single are not allowed at/on Christmas”?

NO?

That’s fine.

Christmas is Christmas

but.

Why do I feel like Christmas is another Valentine’s Day when I hear someone say something like,

“Oh it’s Christmas! Do you have a date with your G/B friend?”

“NO?”

“Whaaat?you don’t have a G/B friend?”

“oh…dear….I’m so sorry about that….”