Good Reads

Zodiac To-Do List

According to the Chinese Zodiac all of our actions are a response to animal energies. As the old adage says, “you are your decisions.” To take another perspective on what

What’s the Deal With Mandarin Oranges

Everywhere during the Spring Festival are bushes of bright orange fruits: supermarkets, private homes, schools, government buildings, hospitals, and every single shop. Some big ones can reach meters high, with

Life during Chinese New Year

Watching kids play with firecrackers and wondering, “where are all the fingerless 9-year-olds.” If Christmas songs were annoying, the continuous looping of drum and gong at retail outlets accompanied by

Don’t Rock the Horse: Living in the Element of Wood

Horse people would have gotten good news if they read our Chinese Feng shui horoscope last year. The sought after Hong Kong fortune teller of fame and fortune, Mai Lingling,

Where Snooker Rules: Playing A Gentleman’s Sport

The cold stare emanating from Fan Zhengyi, and the poise that it represents, is beyond his years. It is a product of Li Jianbin’s Snooker school and it’s part of

What’s the Deal with Chinese Leap Month

Ever wondered why certain Chinese traditional holidays such as Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, and the Mid-Autumn Day, fall on a different date every year? While you may think this

A Portrait of The Artist As A Businessman: Dongguan’s Booming Blend of Talent and Enterprise

Dongguan is a city that is known more for business than art. However, in recent years some artists have been able to successfully combine the two. HERE! spoke with some

Know Better, Sing Better: Dongguan KTV Review

Karaoke certainly plays a crucial part in the leisure and social life of the Chinese, although it might not be the first choice in entertainment for many foreigners, especially singing

Our Family Traditions: A Multinational Journey on Christmas Eve

Every year more people from all over the world come to live in Dongguan and with them they bring their own unique culture and fascinating traditions. For many, Christmas is

What’s the Deal with Infinite Numerals?

Walking the streets of Dongguan, cell phone numbers can be seen pasted or painted everywhere—the ground, a bus stop, a pole, a wall, a public toilet, a tree, a statue