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Posts tagged ‘Chinese new year’

Embracing Your Inner Auntie (or Uncle)

I have now reached the age when I am regularly addressed as “auntie”. Widely used across Asia to refer to a middle-aged lady, this is supposedly a term of respect – or is it? Read more

Raw Fish = Good Luck

I was talking to some friends from Hong Kong about Chinese New Year specialties when I happened to mention raw fish. They looked at me blankly. Read more

Cheongsam – the Chinese Diet Aid

Chinese New Year is when a kind of collective madness descends on Chinese people all over the world. No other holiday even comes close. Read more