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Happy Lunar New Year 2012!

Posted January 24th, 2012 by Peter · 6 Comments

Today marks the first day of the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated by nearly a fifth of the world’s population. Family members gather, connect, exchange red envelopes, and play lottery games in Vietnam. In China, people customarily prepare by buying new clothes and cleaning their homes (to ward away bad spirits). Let’s not forget [...]

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Chinese English Blocks by TinyNewPlanet

Posted January 12th, 2012 by Peter · 9 Comments

January 12th, 2001 — TinyNewPlanet has just released their Chinese English Blocks, a simple but effective means of teaching children Chinese Mandarin. China is increasingly becoming an economic power in the world, so learning Chinese is more important now than ever. This 12 block set features numbers and animals of the Chinese zodiac in simplified [...]

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#138 White Names

Posted December 29th, 2011 by Peter · 28 Comments

Linda says: “Asian people like plain, white people names. I typed in David into Facebook and 5 out of 6 Davids were Asian. And who doesn’t know a Jenny Wu?” Nowadays, it’s not all that uncommon to see Asians with stereotypical “white” names. This is due many Asians taking part in American culture as well [...]

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Review: Thanh Ha Lai’s Inside Out & Back Again

Posted November 17th, 2011 by Peter · 2 Comments

THANHHA LAI WINS BOOK PRIZE by Dan Bloom Vietnamese-American writer Thanhha Lai won a National Book Awards gong for young adult fiction titled ”Inside Out & Back Again” at the recent 62nd National Book Awards ceremony Cipriani’s on Wall Street in New York. In accepting the Young People’s award for ”Inside Out & Back Again”, [...]

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