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Painting color in china black to see cosmic revelations  

Shanghai
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
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

    MoreBabaylan, The Philippine Women’s Network in Europe celebrates her 25th year in Rotterdam-The Netherlands
    Adora M. Fischer

    (October 19-22, 2017-Rotterdam): Like all other organizations which have been working towards their goals for more than two decades now, Babaylan the Philippine Women’s Network in Europe, met in May 2017 in Chur, Switzerland, to assess itself, discuss future actions and strategies to address recent issues affecting Philippine women in Europe.
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    MoreMY VIGAN -  RETURNING TO ONE'S ROOTS
    Becky S. Torres

    For posterity and continuity, it is  an enriching and nostalgic visit to introduce our children to their ilokano roots, appreciating one’s  past or where our parents and grandparents lived and grew up....
    MorePISTAHAN (Festivities) - 42nd Concert of Traditional Philippine Dances and Music is on December 1 and 2, 2017 at the Educational Cultural Complex Theater
    Dina B. Ellorin

    The SAMAHAN Filipino American Performing Arts and Education Center, Inc. presents PISTAHAN (Festivities) - 42nd Concert of Traditional Philippine Dances...
    MoreFilOz Couple Chris and Josie Pilao celebrates their 50th Wedding Anniversary
    Evelyn A. Opilas

     
    The children of Chris and Josie Pilao – Bong, Jane and Gina, their spouses and ...
    MoreAustralia-Philippines Services League in 11/11/11 rites
    Evelyn A. Opilas

    Members of the Australia-Philippines Services League (APSL) joined Remembrance Day rites at Rooty Hill RSL, paying their respects...
    MoreAGAPI embraces social scene
    Evelyn A. Opilas

    Birthdays, commemorative events and even a horse race give Association of Golden Australian Pilipinos Inc (AGAPI) members the opportunity to...
    MoreThe American Southwest - from California to Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah
    Wilfredo R. Valenzuela

    A few years ago, I wrote an MN Travelogue about our tour of the American West, with Yellowstone National Park...
    MoreANG MGA PAMANA NI INA
    Rene Calalang

    Ang kasaysayan ng buhay ni Ina ay isang kasaysayan ng kadakilaan. Bihirang ina, sa paniniwala ko, ang makagagawa sa kadakilaang...
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