Archive for June, 2010

Study Chinese – Lai Tangyuan – Chinese Culture

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Lai Tangyuan
Lai Tangyuan
Lai Tangyuan
Lai Tangyuan

This is another snack in Chengdu that has been named after its inventor. In 1894, a person named Lai Yuanxin sold balls made of glutinous rice flour in the street. His recipe featured thin skin, delicious stuffing, a sweet taste and a good smell. Later he ran a store named as “Lai Tangyuan”. Rice ball served by this store have been well received by the local people in Chengdu.

这是另一个在成都小吃已在其发明者的名字命名。 1894年,一人名叫赖毛远新出售糯米粉做的在街上球。他的食谱精选皮薄,馅美味,甜美的口味和良好的气味。后来,他跑到商店命名为“赖汤圆”。饭团送达这家商店都已由成都当地人民的欢迎。

(Source: culture.chinese.cn)

Chinese News – Bollywood grandeur to hit Shanghai – Chinese Mandarin

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Bollywood is set to showcase the grandeur and extravagance of Bollywood dance and music on July 17 at the Expo Culture Center.

The extravaganza will be wrapped in 90 minutes of dizzy color, high-octane sets, and fabulous sights and sounds of Bollywood in a medley of songs. Performers will wear 200 costumes and 1,000 pieces of jewelry.

The production will blend modern dance, traditional country and festival dance, as well as wedding performances, the highlight of Bollywood movie. It is directed by Shubhra Bhardwaj who specializes in conceptualizing and crafting shows.

(Source: en.expo2010.cn)

Chinese Mandarin – Oman Pavilion receives millionth visitor – Chinese News

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

 Oman’s vice commissioner general to Expo 2010 and the pavilion's director give a wooden model of traditional Omani sailing ship to the lucky visitor.

Oman’s vice commissioner general to Expo 2010 and the pavilion’s director give a wooden model of traditional Omani sailing ship to the lucky visitor.

Oman Pavilion received its millionth visitor at 5pm yesterday and the lucky visitor was given a wooden model of traditional Omani sailing ship as a souvenir.

Chang Dewei, a Xuzhou native from Shanghai’s neighboring Jiangsu Province, was on his first visit to the Expo. He said that he felt excited and honored as well as surprised being the millionth visitor to Oman Pavilion.

The Oman Pavilion offered VIP reception to Chang and his companion while the pavilion director’s assistant accompanied them touring the pavilion exhibits such as the country’s environment, culture heritage as well as its sustainable economic development.

Located at Zone A, the pavilion integrates Arabic feature and modern style. The exhibits inside feature a ancient city, a city inside deserts, a city in the mountain area, a port city, as well as its capital Muscat and the Blue City which will be completed by 2020. They are designed to help interpret Omani people’s unique concept of sustainable urban development.

(Source: en.expo2010.cn)