中国十大名茶冲泡方法图解


中国十大名茶冲泡方法图解

茶本为一种植物,可食用、解百毒、长品易健康、长寿,经长久发展至今,茶品要顺为最佳、所以就有一句茶乃天地之精华,顺乃人生之根本。因此道家里有茶顺即为茗品。

品茶 就是品其味,是一种极优雅的艺术享受。品茶讲究的是程序。在与客人共同品茶时,由茶海向客人的闻香杯中斟茶通常只斟七分满,留下的三分是情谊———这是中国茶文化的特殊含义。

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可爱的汉字,调侃到家了


可爱的汉字,调侃到家了

「晶」对「品」说:
「你们家都没有装修喔?」

「夫」对「天」说:
「我总算盼到了出头之日!」

「熊」对「能」说:
「怎麼穷成这样啦?四个熊掌全卖了!!」

「丙」对「两」说:
「你家什麼时候多了一个人,结婚了?」

「乒」对「乓」说:
「你我都一样,一等残废军人。」

「兵」对「丘」说:
「兄弟,踩上地雷了吧,两腿炸得都没了?」

「王」对「皇」说:
「当皇上有什麽好处?你看,头发都白了!」

「口」对「回」说:
「亲爱的,都怀孕这麽久了,也不说一声!」

「也」对「她」说:
「当老板罗?出门还带秘书!」
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「日」对「旦」说:
「你什麼时候学会玩滑板了?」

「果」对「裸」说:
「哥们儿,你穿上衣服还不如不穿!」

「由」对「甲」说:
「你什麼时候学会倒立了?」

「巾」对「币」说:
「戴上 博士帽就身价百倍了!!」

笑过之后,
你会发现几乎每一条都是真理!
祝大家天天轻松好心情!!

生肖不吉祥 蛇年受冷落_华尔街日报


生肖不吉祥 蛇年受冷落_华尔街日报.

当中国农历新年来临之际,这一年的象征──龙、牛或其他生肖的形象──总是无所不在。而在蛇年即将到来之时,人们对于这种蠕动的爬行动物却没什么喜爱之情。

本周六,非常吉祥的龙年就将宣告结束,留下众多以龙为主题的玩具和装饰,还有成千上万对新婚夫妇以及无数的新生儿。周日则是蛇年的开端,这个形象相对来说没那么吉祥,人们很难热情相对。

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图片:蛇也可以很萌

在一些地方,蛇被彻底驱逐出去。香港旅游发展局的洪忠兴(Mason Hung)说,香港一年一度的农历新年游行是当地最盛大的假日活动之一,通常这一年的生肖动物都会倾力参与。2012年,一条长100英尺(约30.5米)的飞龙在游行中亮相。前一年的兔年游行中,大约50个孩子打扮成小兔子的形象取悦观众。

今年就不会这样了。去年夏季,香港要求一家设计公司想办法纳入蛇的主题。所有的方案都被否决。洪忠兴说,视觉效果不佳。他提及游行时说,今年我们试图去掉蛇,代之以糖果和气球,创造街头派对的气氛。游行预计将吸引大约10万名观众。

即将到来的一年不受欢迎还因为它被认为是“寡妇年”,也就是说这一年里没有立春。中国农历的大年初一通常在1月底至2月中旬之间。但立春则是在2月初,今年为2月4日,而蛇年则是2月10日才开始。

这就意味着龙年有两个立春,分别在年头和年末,而蛇年却一个也没有。

基于这些原因,结婚礼堂和医院产房过去一年都满满当当,尤其是最近几个月。

中式餐饮集团联邦酒楼集团(Federal Restaurants Group Ltd.)的发言人Sam Ip说,我们几乎是全年无休,11月至12月几乎每天都有婚宴,因为客户急着在龙年完婚;咨询蛇年办婚宴的人就比较少了,因为那是寡妇年。该集团在香港有16家门店。

30多岁的Jacky Choi赶在春节前结了婚──部分原因是他想避免在蛇年办婚礼。他说,我也想避开寡妇年结婚。

在香港,一些商家费尽心思装饰蛇的形象,让它们尽可能显得可爱。

货架上和广告中蛇的形象都装饰着蝴蝶结、飞行员护目镜和小鹿斑比式的长睫毛。商店橱窗图片中的蛇身穿礼服,手持鲜花,尾巴悄悄地藏在一堆金元宝后。蛇叉子形状的舌头也被设计成了心形。

在香港购物的公务员Wong Yeung拿起了一个蛇形象的毛绒玩具说,这家伙只有一个小尾巴。这个毛绒蛇的头特别大,简直就像一个绒毛霓虹灯大蝌蚪。Wong Yeung说,玩具制造商把蛇的形象可爱化了,这样蛇才不那么吓人。他为儿子买了一个蛇形象的玩具。

Jessica Yu/The Wall Street Journal
本周日,中国农历新年即将到来。上图,香港的商贩们正在出售可爱版的蛇玩偶。

在香港维多利亚公园的春节集市上,商贩Li Yeung说,他曾经考虑出售玩具蛇,但最后还是选择了一种更可爱的动物。

他和他的朋友为生产毛绒玩具鸭投资了8,000美元。这些鸭子的服装造型是一条蛇,不过有些人可能会误以为它们是被蛇吞了的鸭子。Li Yeung说,很多人认为蛇是不好的动物,所以我们觉得需要包装一下。Li Yeung补充说,鸭子身上的服装可以脱下来。

尽管玩具公司Rich Legend Enterprises Ltd.已经连续10年生产农历新年玩具,包括去年生产的1万个龙玩具,但该公司营销总监Gary Wong说,今年不会生产类似的玩具了。这是我们头一次不生产任何新年生肖玩具。大多数客户说他们不想要。

香港的购物中心对蛇年的热情同样不高。香港的购物中心以过分渲染的假日装饰品出名。一些购物中心根本没有蛇的形象,而是增加了LED灯花树和大量的鲜花花束,为情人节的促销做好准备。香港最繁华的购物中心之一时代广场(Times Square)的发言人Vernon Ma说,我们觉得这样的装饰更加浪漫。

尽管如此,蛇仍然有自己的捍卫者。风水专家说,蛇也被称作小龙,蛇年出生的人被认为勤奋、理性、有条理,但是他们也会非常自我。

为了迎接蛇年的到来,香港的购物中心新都会广场(Metroplaza)引进了八条活蛇,把它们放在购物中心金色穹顶下面的装饰有牡丹花壁纸的笼子里。在展览的第一天,购物中心邀请了两名模特,模特们头戴点缀着兰花的帽子,让蛇盘在手臂上,摆出各种姿势供顾客拍照。

购物中心的促销经理Jenny Chan说,蛇年是属于女性的。她说,传统观念认为,如果女孩梦见红色的蛇,就预示着她将坠入爱河或结婚。

她说,在某些文化中,蛇还是财富和权力的象征。她说,购物中心展示的蛇中有一条价值高达7.7万美元。

TE-PING CHEN / FIONA LAW

What is your Chinese zodiac sign?


The Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve year cycle, each year being represented by an animal. Find the year you were born to determine your own sign.
sign —– Chinese ——– birth year

Rat (鼠shu3) 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008
You are imaginative, charming, and truly generous to the person you love. However, you have a tendency to be quick-tempered and overly critical. You are also inclined to be somewhat of an opportunist. Born under this sign, you should be happy in sales or as a writer, critic, or publicist.
Ox (牛niu2) 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009
A born leader, you inspire confidence from all around you. You are conservative methodical, and good with your hands. Guard against being chauvinistic and always demanding your own way. The Buffalo would be successful as a skilled surgeon, general, or hairdresser.
Tiger (虎hu3) 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010
You are sensitive, emotional, and capable of great love. However, you have a tendency to get carried away and be stubborn about what you think is right; often seen as a “Hothead” or rebel. Your sign shows you would be excellent as a boss, explorer, race car driver, or matador.
Rabbit (兔tu4) 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011
You are the kind of person, that people like to be around affectionate, obliging, always pleasant. You have a tendency, though, to get too sentimental and seem superficial. Being cautious and conservative, you are successful in business but would also make a good lawyer, diplomat, or actor.
Dragon (龙long2) 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012
Full of vitality and enthusiasm, the Dragon is a popular individual even with the reputation of being foolhardy and a “big mouth” at times. You are intelligent, gifted, and a perfectionist but these qualities make you unduly demanding on others. You would be well-suited to be an artist, priest, or politician.
Snake (蛇she2) 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013
Rich in wisdom and charm, you are romantic and deep thinking and your intuition guides you strongly. Avoid procrastination and your stingy attitude towards money. Keep your sense of humor about life. The Snake would be most content as a teacher, philosopher, writer, psychiatrist, and fortune teller.
Horse (马ma3) 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014
Your capacity for hard work is amazing. Your are your own person-very independent. While intelligent and friendly, you have a strong streak of selfishness and sharp cunning and should guard against being egotistical. Your sign suggests success as an adventurer, scientist, poet, or politician.
Sheep (羊yang2) 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015Except for the knack of always getting off on the wrong foot with people, the Goat can be charming company. Your are elegant and artistic but the first to complain about things. Put aside your pessimism and worry and try to be less dependent on material comforts. You would be best as an actor, gardener, or beachcomber.
Monkey (猴hou2) 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016
You are a vary intelligent and a very clever wit. Because of your extraordinary nature and magnetic personality, you are always well-liked. The Monkey, however, must guard against being an opportunist and distrustful of other people. Your sign promises success in any field you try.
Rooster (鸡ji1) 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017
The Rooster is a hard worker; shrewd and definite in decision making often speaking his mind. Because of this, you tend to seem boastful to others. You are a dreamer, flashy dresser, and extravagant to an extreme. Born under this sign you should be happy as a restaurant owner, publicist, soldier or world traveler.
Dog (狗gou3) 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018
The Dog will never let you down. Born under this sign you are honest, and faithful to those you love. You are plagued by constant worry, a sharp tongue, and a tendency to be a fault finder, however. You would make an excellent businessman, activist, teacher, or secret agent.
Boar (猪zhu1) 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019
You are a splendid companion, an intellectual with a very strong need to set difficult goals and carry them out. You are sincere, tolerant, and honest but by expecting the same from others, you are incredibly naive. Your quest for material goods could be your downfall. The Pig would be best in the arts as an entertainer, or possible a lawyer.
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Chinese Zodiac – 中国人的十二生肖


What does the Wikipedia say about “Chinese Zodiac”?

The Shēngxiào (Chinese: 生肖), better known in English as the Chinese Zodiac, is a scheme that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year mathematical cycle. It has wide currency in several East Asian countries such as Korea and Japan.
Identifying this scheme using the term “zodiac” reflects several similarities to the Western zodiac: both have time cycles divided into 12 parts, each labels at least the majority of those parts with names of animals, and each is widely associated with a culture of attributing influence of a person’s relationship to the cycle upon their personality and/or events in their life. Nevertheless, there are major differences: the “Chinese” 12-part cycle corresponds to years rather than months. The Chinese zodiac is represented by 12 animals, whereas some of the signs in the Western zodiac are not animals, despite the implication of the Greek etymology of “zodiac”. The animals of the Chinese zodiac are not associated with constellations, let alone those spanned by the ecliptic plane.

生肖,或属相,是中國及东亚地区的一些民族用来代表年份的十二种动物,統稱為十二生肖,即鼠、牛、虎、兔、龍、蛇、馬、羊、猴、雞、狗、豬,它們依次與十二地支(子、丑、寅、卯、辰、巳、午、未、申、酉、戌、亥)相配,形成子鼠、丑牛、寅虎、卯兔、辰龙、巳蛇、午马、未羊、申猴、酉鸡、戌狗、亥猪。每個人都以其出生年的象徵動物作為生肖,所以中國民間常以生肖計算年齡。循環一次為一輪。
中國除了用生肖紀年外,還用與之相應的十二支紀月、紀日、紀時(時辰)。十二生肖(獸曆)也廣泛流行於亞洲諸民族及東歐和北非的某些國家之中。
生肖年的划分存在很大争议。一说以立春即二十四节气为准,一说以正月初一即农历年为准。

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