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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

    MorePASSCI SANTACRUZAN IN NSW-AUSTRALIA
    Linda Alvarez Barnes

    SANTACRUZAN  ORIGIN
    In the year 313 the Roman Emperor Constantine had seen on the eve of a vital battle near Rome a fiery cross bearing the promise “In hoc signosvinces”  “With this sign you will conquer” and when the prophecy proved true, he had by decree ordained CHRISTIANITY to be the religion of the whole Roman Empire. One of the most fateful...
    MoreAGAPI’s Minerva Paguyo: 95 years and counting
    Evelyn A. Opilas

    A smiling, sprite and super-happy Minerva Paguyo celebrated her 95th birthday in advance 5 May so she could share it with family, relatives and friends in Sydney before going to the Philippines and Japan for further festivities....
    MoreCultural Diplomacy Awards: Promotion of Philippine history, language and culture in Australia
    Renato Perdon

    Book author and historian, Renato Perdon of Sydney, Australia, was among selected Australians and Filipinos given recognition for...
    MoreMulticultural Working Party meets
    Erich Weller

    Council’s recently formed Multicultural Working Party met for the first time this month allowing representatives of multicultural communities to engage...
    MorePCCF Presents Miss Philippines Canada 2017 and Miss Teen Philippines 2017 Candidates at Pre-Pageant
    Fe Taduran

    TORONTO, Ontario, Canada - The Miss Philippines Canada 2017 and Miss Teen Philippines Canada 2017 candidates, showcased their beauty and...
    MoreAn Affair to Remember Charity Concert
    Richard J Ford

    This is not about an affair we wish to remember from our early elicit love life, but an event that...
    MoreNominations for AABF business excellence awards open
    Evelyn A. Opilas

    The business excellence awards of the Australian Asian Business Federation are officially open, with theme focussing on ‘Unveiling the Best...
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