Culture

Mate Among Mates

Ever seen a group of Brazilians pass around a funny-looking drink with a metal straw? Well, that’s mate. And it’s a traditional activity that builds bonds and completes social gatherings.

The Quiz Itch: Drink and Think

The pub quiz culture may be familiar for some, but in China it is relatively still in its infancy. Nevertheless, expat generations alike seemingly cannot resist pitting their wits against

Snuggle up to These Winter Reads

The weather outside may not be particularly frightful, but it’s still cold enough to put on an uncomfortable chill. Avoiding leaving the toasty room and warm bed is probably best

What Chinese Women Want

To date or not to date in China, that is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous, er… parents, or to

A Primer for Mid-Autumn Festival

As China’s priceless ancient traditions slowly dry up in the internet age, take a moment to learn about some historic culture and appreciate its tales and wisdom. Back 500 years

Enter the Dragon

When was the last time you were nearly consumed by a fire breathing dragon? Regardless of what any Chinese friends tell you, they aren’t your friends. Unless, you’re made of

10 Things To Maximize This CNY

Each year, the whole of China grinds to a halt as people dutifully throw down their pens and cease work for a little more than a week. Why? To effectively

Guangdong’s Original Gearheads

Surrounded by mountains, hulking trees and jungle growth, the untapped beauty of Southern China is a wonder not often beheld. It took a unique group with their love for producing

Packed Full of Culture And Art

A lot of people might think Dongguan is just about factories and business, but the local government is making huge strides to change this and bring free culture to the

My Dongguan Fortune Teller

In the name of intrepid reporting, one HERE! correspondent decided to visit a local fortune teller to see what he had to say… In the popular imagination the fortune teller