Entries in culture (10)
Da jia hao, hao jiu bu jian! :*) I hope you all are doing very well. Today I took you to my hometown, Jhongli which is located in Taoyuan county northern part of Taiwan. The Jhongli city is not only known for XinMing Beef Noodle but also other traditional delicacies. In this video, we have a glimpse at one of the most well-known Taiwanese traditional food, Beef Noodle.
Xie xie nimen de zhichi. Thank you all for your support! :*) Muuuaaaahhhh!
This lesson covers the subordinating conjunction, when and while. The pattern "當...的時候/dang1...de5 shi2hou4" is used in Mandarin. You can see the same pattern goes on in different sentences that mean different things but other grammatical functions such as progressive 在zai4 and 一直 yi4zhi2 + Verb, are added to elaborate what speaker intends to express.
Near the end of the video is a simple update of my recent school life: Mahjong(麻將) it is! :D Just kidding la!
Taiwan Dragon and Tiger Tunnel that brings you fortune! 一趟龍虎塔可以為你帶來好運唷~ :)
This year is the 10th year of Wannian Folklore Festival(10/16-10/24) in Zuoying, Kaohsiung Taiwan. The purposes of boom the economics of Zuoying and preserving Taiwanese traditional culture gave birth to this festival in the year of 2001. Here I was at Lotus Lake(蓮池潭) where its beauty and the harmoniousness predominate the whole place even when it was packed with visitors. My eyes were, however, instantly caught by Dragon and Tiger Pagoda(龍虎塔) as I strolled along Lotus Lake. The meaning or the belief of "Expelling bad luck, bring in good fortune" represents a strong sense of Taiwanese traditional culture as there are numbers of other cultural practices we have that are based on such a belief.
Are you running out of your luck? Are you feeling down and out? A visit to Dragon and Tiger Pagoda could bring you the fortune you need! :D
This is not yet the featured video as I do not wish to distract you from the main lesson video. :P
The video is a brief introduction on Taiwan Ghost Month/The Chungyuan Festival. Enjoy a little a piece of Taiwanese Cultural event! ;)
The Chungyuan Festival(中元節) falls on July 15th of the lunar calendar. On this day, you get to see an inevitable scene throughout the household, family and business owners set up a table on which covered with offerings to homeless spirits(aka 好兄弟/hao3xiong1di4 - good brothers ) for them to fulfill their stomach.
The first of July lunar month is scheduled to be the day the door of the underworld is open for spirits to come out and the door will be close, in other words, the ghosts will return on 29th of July on the lunar calendar. Throughout this whole month, which is also called "The Ghost Month", it's also widely believed to avoid outdoor activities for the sake of one's own safety and the possible risk of scapegoating for other spirits.
I thought it would be interesting for you all to see what is happening on this island, Taiwan. :)