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Painting color in china black to see cosmic revelations  

Sat 5th March 2011


In the ‘organized’ chaos of his studio, with large piles of black inked paper on the floor, I could actually see patterns and designs almost everywhere. A simple tea cup on a bamboo holder becomes a cosmos of yellow-green in a sea of black! Chen Tzung is undoubtedly an artist of deep sensitivity and far sighted vision.
 
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The way he boils tea and pours hot water over the dried leaves in the traditional tea pot, then clamps the pot over an ordinary glass to let the hot water seep through the leaves and fill up the glass—this operation fascinates.  Then from the glass he fills our little cups. I watched this at least six times, so you can tell how much tea we drank, or how much of his precious time he gave us.
A Presidential Palace modest, yet full of history  
By Cho San Lan, Freelance correspondent in Shanghai
Wed 2nd March 2011


A trip to Nanjing would not be complete without at least a brief visit to the Presidential Palace, especially as Nanjing (pinyin spelling) was the capital of the Republic of China established in 1912, and known then as Nankin.
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Spartan, red columns mark the lateral halls to offices and lodgings
 
The Kuomintang co-founded by Dr Sun Yat Sen, were in power, though it was a fragile government against the war lords of other provinces. Nanjing nonetheless remained the capital until the Japanese invasion of 1937 marking the start of the second Sino-Japanese war.
MoreNanjing 'A timeless moment of horror'  
By Cho San Lan, Freelance correspondent in Shanghai

Nanjing today is a beautiful ‘small city,’ as cities in China are usually large, sprawling urban jungles.  It...
MoreHangzhou : the city built around a lake  « Walk with Buddha »
Story and photos by Cho San Lan, Free lance correspondent in Shanghai

Hangzhou, 4 October 2010 -- Just an hour and a half from the cacophony of Shanghai, you can...
MoreSuzhou: a tale of two cities or fighting the clock!
Cho San Lan, Freelance correspondent in Shanghai

Most of China has been riding a time clock towards rapid modernization. But sometimes modernization means destroying the...
MoreJing’An Zu, the temple
Cho San Lan

It was along this waterway, the Suzhou Creek that the original Jing’An temple was built in 247 AD, during...

    Cho San Lan

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    Romeo Ayson Zetazate

    The Bicol Canada Community Association (BCCA), during its general meeting held on February 18, 2018, elected its new set of 21 directors and executive officers at the Our Lady of Assumption Church Parish Hall, Bathurst St., North York, Toronto....
    MoreAPCO affiliates in ZEST Awards
    Richard J Ford

    Three organisational affiliates of APCO vied for various categories of community awards at the recent ZEST awards – an annual...
    MoreANG BIKTIMA AT ANG MANLILINLANG - Part 4
    Mga Gintong Kwento ni Rene Calalang

    “Ano’ng nangyari?”
    “Sa una pa lang, antipatiko na daw iyong biyenan niyang hilaw.”
    “Bakit naman?”...
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    Richard J Ford

    The Mayor of Cumberland Council, Greg Cummings met with the Officers and members of the Auburn Small Community Organisation Network...
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    Edwin Cordero Mercurio

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    MoreAtalla inducts AGAPI officers, new members
    Evelyn A. Opilas

    Edmund Atalla, MP for Mt Druitt, swore in officers of AGAPI led by Dorothy del Villar and their new members...
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    Angel Axinto

    The day of the heart celebration is always the first party of the year.
     
    This year,...
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