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Fashion during Chinese New Year

Chinese new year is the time when families gather for annual dinners and get togethers. Chinese New Year is the most important festival/holiday of the year and the one with the most traditions, customs and rituals. The tradition is not only restricted to food and spiritual rituals, but also fashion. Big brands are now launching limited edition Chinese New Year collections which feature different elements of CNY. It has become popular collecting items and is different from year to year because of the change of the Chinese Zodiac animals.  In the earlier days Chinese New Year was (still is today) the most important time of the year. This meant that things needed to be prepared a long time in advance,...

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How to Make Good Luck in Your Zodiac Year Easily

Zodiac year, or Ben Ming Nian, is any year of your Chinese zodiac animal sign, determined by your birth year. As there are 12 animal signs, a year of your birth sign comes once per 12-year-cycle: when you are (about) 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, and so on.   When is your Zodiac Year? Check out ->> https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/ to find out!! According to Chinese astrology, people in their zodiac year are believed to offend Tai Sui, the God of Age, and incur his curse. It is believed to bring nothing but bad luck. Therefore Chinese astrology followers pay special attention to their conduct every twelfth year of their lives, i.e. in their birth sign years. The Tai Sui is said to bring...

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2021 Year of the Ox

2021is the year of the Ox. But what does that actually mean? There are 12 different Chinese Zodiacs, which includes rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. There are many stories about the Ox and why the Ox is the second animal. Some stories say it is because an emperor said that the order would be decided by the order in which the animals came to the party. First came the Ox but then there was a rat that tricked the Ox into giving him a ride to the party. Right before the arrival the rat jumped down and beat the Ox to be the first.  There are different types of Ox, metal, wood,...

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The Top 10 Memes of the Decade

Where do Memes Originate From? Rewind to 1976 when Richard Dawkins wrote The Selfish Gene. In his book, he coined the word meme and describes it as a cultural evolution and the spreading of ideas - fashion, melodies, etc. Fast forward to today and you've got the modern meme representing people in unison using cultural symbols and social ideas through visual communication - on the Internet, duh!   Let take a look at which memes had what it takes to be ranked among the top of the decade. No. 10. Blinking White Guy Peak Year: 2017Votes: 1,169 (5.2%) Drew Scanlon's immortal reaction GIF is nothing short of a meme masterpiece. His earnest surprise gave the world a gift it didn't know it needed, a double-take GIF...

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Century-old Romanesque underground reservoir discovered in Shek Kip Mei

Demolition of an underground reservoir that is believed to have been completed in 1904 was suspended by Hong Kong authorities on December 28 amid public outcry. Conservationists pushed government to restore pre-war underground water chamber. Located in a 4,300sq m site at Bishop Hill in Shek Kip Mei, Sham Shui Po, the Romanesque cistern featuring underground chambers with 100 brick pillars and water pipes were discovered while the Water Supplies Department was clearing the site in preparation to hand over to the Lands Department for other use.  Photograph: Courtesy Hong Kong Reminiscence Citizens who saw the excavation tried to stop the workers and alerted district councillors, who then proceeded to the site on Monday. Hikers, photographers, and various spectators flocked to...

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