The Chinese garden is the origin of the Japanese garden, but not many people know that. The gardens in Suzhou, China, near Shanghai, are on the UNESCO Heritage site list and absolutely stunning. Here's how to plan to fully explore them and even see a silk factory and museum in the city.
Okay - you may not like bugs. But cicadas are not the average bug! They are mysterious, coming only once in 13 or 17 years, or the world cup cicadas, who come once in every four years, the same years as the world cup!
Hong Kong Milk Tea is velvety and has a fragrance that is unforgettable. You don't have to go to Hong Kong to try it! You can make an authentic version at home with this recipe!
Many breakthroughs in Chinese culture happened in the Tang Dynasty, including the beginnings of paper-making, polo, and civilian participation in government, innovative literature and poetry.
New York's finest Black Russian bread is moist, flavorful. The flavors are sophisticated - coffee, chocolate, and the burst of dried raisins and cherries.
How to preserve roses is an important question, because roses are often connected to moments in life you don't want to forget. The same goes for other types of flowers, particularly bouquets. In this article, I go over the best methods for preserving your flowers.
Does your garden fairy need a home? This one is good for your fairy, and then after a while, good for your soil too!
This photo collage highlights common elements of a Chinese garden. A good amount of classical Chinese gardens have these elements, and they are part of what defines the Chinese style of garden design.
What do you do when your garden is loaded with zucchini? Gadzukes! Head to the kitchen with all the little squashes and fill your freezer with great zucchini dishes for those days when your garden has been iced over with frost.
This page is for anyone who is curious to know what a Buddhist Temple is like. And also for people from other countries who have to visit a lot of temples during their time in Asia and want to understand them better. And for architects, builders,...
The Miki is a newer breed of dog developed in the US. Here you will find lots of photos, an introduction to the breed, and a discussion of some of their sweet characteristics.
Epiphany! In many countries Epiphany - Three Kings Day - is the last day of the celebration of the Christmas season. Read on to learn all about Epiphany celebrations around the world.
Egg nog is delicious, but did you know you can make a drink called Tea Nog?
Everything you would like to know about the Chinese Kitchen God, or Stove God, both historically, and as you would find him in China today.
Making beads from roses is a wonderful way to keep special flowers with you forever. It takes some patience, but the results are lovely to wear yourself or give to a friend.
Did you know that the Chinese have been raising crickets as pets for thousands of years? Have you seen the movie "The Last Emperor"? He pulls out a cricket cage at the end of the movie... remember? Emperors fell in love with crickets, had cricket...
Chinese Characters are not just a scribble, but are made up of parts that have meaning, like the word telephone in English. TELE means far, and PHONE means sound, or voice. So "TELEPHONE" means "hearing sound from far away," describing what a...