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Nansheng Liu’s Inspirations

During the Chinese New Year of 1998, I returned to China and was lucky enough to engage in local celebration events and temple festivals in Wugang City of Hunan Province. After years of being away, the rural festivities still made a deep impression on me. Crowding onto the streets filled...

Integrity—a vow made between mankind and Heaven

Most people do not cheat others deliberately. However, when a situation turns against one’s personal interests, some may not regard integrity and honesty as their highest priority. In ancient China, a vow was made with honor and keeping a vow, regardless of any change of circumstances, was seen as...

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With Perfect Fusion of Tradition and Creativity - Blancpain Elevates Over...

In many ways, the story of Blancpain in present-day Switzerland bears a striking resemblance to the enduring dynasties of Chinese history. Among the many dynasties throughout Chinese civilization – the Great Tang Dynasty (618- 907) was the one that lasted more than 282 years. It is truly a remarkable...

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A Deep Blue Lake Between the Fairytale Realms of Patagonia: Nahuel...

Today we will explore the Nahuel Huapi Lake, famous for its deep blue color between the mountain forests and fairytale like places. Patagonia is a travel destination full of incredible places. It has fantastic forests of orange trees, that seem to be a jungle where it rains 4,000...

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Looking into the depths of ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

Recently, on a flight I was lucky to watch In the Heart of the Sea in a new light, and reflect on the subtle nuances, and humanist spirit of the characters caught in a desperate situation. I first watched the movie when it was released at the end of 2015,...

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Turkish Militants Take The World Into Their Arms?

Turkish military attempting a coup against Turkish government Friday night, in Istanbul the Turkish military launched what it seems to be a coup against the Recep Tayyip Erdogan government, said the Turkish officials. "This is an attack against Turkish democracy. A group within the Armed Forces has made an...
 

Holiday Travel Around American

Nutcracker Ballet San Francisco 2017  The Nutcracker Ballet in San Francisco is an annual event every December. The SF Ballet was the first to perform this popular holiday show in the US. Today, you will find it performed all around the country. However, the one here is still one of the...

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A Taste of French Cuisine in San Francisco

France, much like China, has different schools of cuisine in different regions. For France, Paris is the Mecca of all culinary art. All chefs have to be in Paris at least once in their lifetime to receive the most rigorous training known to the world, and to taste the...
 

The First Chinese-born Artist to Perform at the White House ~...

When Wu Man first enters the lobby of the vibrant Westwood community of Los Angeles’ stylish Palomar Hotel, she looks more like a casually-dressed soccer mom than the most famous pipa player in the world.  Busily checking her smart phone for messages she looks up and smiles. Warm greetings...

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The Great American Eclipse!

On August 21, 2017, the universe will treat the US to a most unique event - a total eclipse of the sun. The “Great American Total Eclipse” will darken the skies from Oregon to North Carolina, spanning a distance of approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers). A partial eclipse will be...

The Titans Of The Diamond World: Cartier, Harry Winston or Tiffany?

This is not an ordinary competition. The key word is "diamond". Each of these three brands have gained prestige in the eyes and hearts of people, along an impressive journey of victories, challenges and of course, a vision of the perfect diamond jewelry. First, let's see what are...

In Simi Valley, There is Something for Everyone

The Simi Valley is a good place for traveler,naturist,history buff, art enthusiast,golf lover.Image Credit: Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Located in between the Santa Susana Mountains and the Simi Hills of California, Simi Valley is a city that roughly 127,000 people call home. Yet in Simi Valley, everyone,...

Between Parents and Children: The North wind and Sun

By Yuyu Chiang One day, in the car, I lost my temper with my son. That day, the weather was rather cold in the morning, so my son and I both wore long-sleeved coats. After we came back from our errand, the weather became much warmer. My son couldn’t wait...

A Taste of French Cuisine in San Francisco

France, much like China, has different schools of cuisine in different regions. For France, Paris is the Mecca of all culinary art. All chefs have to be in Paris at least once in their lifetime to receive the most rigorous training known to the world, and to taste the...