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Red Auspicious Chinese Ruyi Cinnabar Bead Hai…


Red Auspicious Chinese Ruyi Cinnabar Bead Hair Stick Hair Pin

Classically elegant Chinese hair stick features a large cinnabar bead
carved with the auspicious Chinese characters “如意” (as you wish) on
opposing sides symbolizing that all your wishes will come true.

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What I think about when I think about Singapor…

What I think about when I think about Singaporean Chinese culture:

We were trying to practise texting in Chinese.

“Hao qi dai,” she wrote, a phrase that has a kind of bright-eyed earnestness similar to “can’t wait”.

I told my friend, a Singaporean who has spent many years overseas,
the phrase was a lot more likely to come out of the mouth of a Taiwanese
than a Singaporean. It was just too effusive and thus unlike the
Mandarin used here – what you hear in food courts, for example – which, I
would argue, tends to have a gruff quality.

This got me thinking about what defines Singaporean Chineseness, a
topic Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke about recently at the opening
of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre in Shenton Way.

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花瓣
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Traditional Chinese Hanfu.

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sinethetamagazine:

All About Love (得閒炒飯) dir. Ann Hui (許鞍華). 2010. 

All About Love, a drama-comedic film directed by critically acclaimed New Wave filmmakmer Ann Hui, portrays challenges faced by same-sex couples in Hong Kong. Known for grappling with weighty social issues through cinema, Hui chose the medium of comedy to critique modern homophobia and misogyny. The movie features the efforts of two lesbians, past lovers (Sandra Ng and Vivian Chow) reunited by chance in a counseling session for expectant mothers, to jettison the fathers of their children so they can get married. 

Hui mentioned that it was impossible to find Chinese investors for All About Love because of its subject material, and although homosexuality had been decriminalized for nearly two decades in Hong Kong at the time of production, the film performed relatively poorly at the box office, with zealous fans of the elusive Vivian Chow expressing outrage at her participation. Nevertheless, All About Love maintains a critical stand against both difficulties faced by lesbians and universal challenges tangled in love.

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Traditional Chinese Hanfu – Type: Quju/曲裾 (curved-hem robe).

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这么多汉服种类里,你最爱的款式是什么?
直裾
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Traditional Chinese Hanfu – Type:

Zhiju/直裾 (straight-hem robe) and Quju/曲裾 (curved-hem robe) from 重回汉唐.

Dream Chinese Courtyard Gardens by 伊吹鸡腿子

Dream Chinese Courtyard Gardens by 伊吹鸡腿子

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Sui-dynasty  child’s headdress, tomb of Li Jingxun

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思美人兮心自香

@梦吉–

Traditional Chinese Hanfu.