Tin Hau Temple in Lam Tsuen, Hong Kong

Praying at the temple is one of the most important traditions during the Lunar New Year, together with the family reunion dinner, red envelopes, new year decorations and etc. Typically worshippers go to the temple on the third day of the new year. You will find that most temples are normally getting full during the first week of the new year.

On my trip to Hong Kong, I visited a Tin Hau Temple in Lam Tsuen, after making a wish on the wishing tree there. The Tin Hau temple next to the plastic wishing trees has a long history. It was built in Qing dynasty. Where the temple is now located used to be the site of the original wishing tree.

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「Iran Throwback 」Hafez, the Persian poet

I stayed with Hossein’s family in Shiraz, thanks to @liflorence. Li met Hossein and made friends with him and the whole family. The family is so friendly and welcoming. Hossein and friends told me a lot about Iranian culture, we had the amazing Iranian dish dizi. I was so fascinated to see how well his sister could dance Zumba and how his friends are atheists and anarchists in a country where “most of the fun things that younger generation like to do (such as dancing, party, etc) are illegal”.

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Craftsmanship revival in China: an indigo blue printed Calico fabric

In China’s Jiang Nan area (south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, now mainly in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang province), there is a special traditional indigo-coloured patterned textile called the Blue Calico. Jiang Nan area used to be the most important region for its fabric product, back in time, this indigo tone printed fabric was widely used in home decorations, clothes, etc.

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「Vlog」Andean Llamerada dance in Carnival de Oruro in Brussels

I made a video of yesterday’s Carnival de Oruro in Brussels, the multicultural capital of Europe. The cultural center of Bolivia in Belgium invites the entire Bolivian and Latin American community to participate. The carnival parade gave us an insight of one of the largest and most unique Carnivals in the world: Carnival de Oruro.

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