Stack of various Chinese tea jars with character inscriptions for chinese culture quiz

Chinese Cultural quiz

Here’s a fun and short quiz to gauge your aptitude in Chinese Culture! See how well you score. Don’t worry if you don’t get 100% correct. We offer Chinese Culture courses online to sharpen your cultural knowledge.

Applying for the CSC Chinese Government Scholarship

By Keri Schnabel   Have an interest in learning Chinese? The best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself as much as possible. Imagine an opportunity to study at almost any university in China, on a full scholarship, with housing provided and a stipend to cover most other living expenses! It’s all possible …

How to be Creative – Become a Contributor on our Blog

Being creative doesn’t require a college degree in journalism or English, although most college graduates who have a degree in journalism and English are creative people. The reverse is not necessarily true. We are all born with certain creativity in us. We have it to some degree. If you use it, exercise it, nurture it, …

So, You Think “Self-care is Selfish? Read on…

When it comes to self-care, most mothers don’t even want to think about it because the very word, self-care, conjures up an image of selfishness.  “How could I put myself before my child?  “Or my family?” These may be the thoughts that go through your head as you think of self-care.  Let me say it …

“Is Learning on Zoom the Same as In Person? Not to Your Brain?

My blog this morning is my comments on this article, “Is Learning on Zoom the Same as In Person? Not to Your Brain”  by Stephen Noonoo. A link to the podcast is given at the end of my post.  I think this is one of the most useful articles I read during this pandemic. For …

Chinese New Years Foods Slideshow

Chinese New Year is the most important of all the holidays to the Chinese people. It is also known as the Spring Festival or 春节 (春節). In Mainland China, it is celebrated for 15 days. All government agencies and schools are closed for this holiday. The following slide show illustrates the most popular and traditional …

Resources for Yoga

The first three links give you resources for beginner yogis. These pages show you how to set up a space at home for yoga practice, props you may want to invest in, poses that beginner yoga classes teach. It’s helpful for people who are beginning yoga, especially during this pandemic time, to know. Hope these …

How Yoga Trains Us to Deal with Stress

In her article, Kristin Diversi wrote: “When we think of yoga, we often think of a practice that is inherently relaxing: Lying on a mat and getting totally blissed out, feeling amazing from the first ‘Om’ to the final namaste.” “By and large, that is a very incomplete picture. The reason yoga works long-term is …