Monthly Archives: April 2013

World Qigong Day

While walking to my car after Zumba exercises, I noticed many people practicing Qigong and Tai Chi in the adjoining Larkspur Park.  Among them were some of my favorite people. I found out later that it was World Qigong day, … Continue reading

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Chinese language notes 2013-04-25

Guàngjiē = 逛街 = go shopping Jiànshēn =健身 = workout Yáomíng bǐ wǒ gāo duōle =姚明比我高多了 = Yao Ming is much taller than me. Wǒ de shēntǐ bǐ yǐqián qiángzhuàng =我的身体比以前强壮 = My body is stronger than before. Mǎile (买了) is a … Continue reading

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Famous Chinese Geniuses

While discussing with a friend the definition of a “genius”, I could name several western examples such as Albert Einstein, Leonardo DeVinci, and Steve Jobs. I would like to give more examples of Chinese genius, but my knowledge of Chinese … Continue reading

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A Love Poem. Do you know who wrote?

 十年生死两茫茫,不思量,自难忘。     千里孤坟,无处话凄凉。     纵使相逢应不识,尘满面,鬓如霜。     夜来幽梦忽还乡。小轩窗,正梳妆。     相顾无言,惟有泪千行。     料得年年肠断处:明月夜,短松冈。

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Making Raspberry Bars

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Miscellaneous Notes about 清明节 = Qīngmíng jié = Tomb Sweeping Day

清明节 = Qīngmíng jié = Tomb Sweeping Day you remember and honor your departed family members ancestors, those who came before you 青糰 = Qīng tuán 青稞 = Qīngkē 豆沙 = Dòushā = sweetened bean paste inside is a wrapping, … Continue reading

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