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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.
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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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    Fe Paca-Taduran

    OTTAWA, CANADA --- Scarborough, Ontario resident George R. Poblete,  received the Queen's Sovereign Medal for Volunteers from the Right Honourable Governor General David Johnston, during a formal presentation ceremony made at  the Rideau Hall at 1 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, on April  24, 2017. (in photo: Queen’s Sovereign Medal for Volunteers awardee George R. Poblete(left) with Right Honourable Governor General...
    MoreThe Giant Sleeps, While Wild Rumours Made Tourists Restless
    Edwin Mercurio

    Coron, Palawan – The “Sleeping Giant” of Palawan looms large over the islands of Coron. Atop the elevated Mt. Batyas an estimated 1,500 steps uphill climb and downhill descent  combined, the islands of Coron are visible.
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    MoreECC NSW and APCO march to muzzle hate speech
    Richard J. Ford

    On the 31 March 2017 a celebration of the defeat of the 2nd attempt of the Liberal Government to introduce...
    MoreAPCO’s Charity Ball 2017 to celebrate 119th Declaration of Philippine Independence set on June 10, 2017
    Richard J. Ford

                                              
    “Respect and Harmony for a Progressive Multicultural Society”. 
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    Willie Jose

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    Department of Labor and Employment

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    Julia Carreon-Lagoc

    I cannot let Earth Day, April 22, pass without a tribute to Mother Earth, as precious as your own mother—to...
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