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Chinese New Year 2013 – Year of the Snake

One aspect I have always believed that the boys need to be immersed in is culture – especially their own culture. With each new generation, more and more of the “old ways” are being forgotten as we dispense with archaic practices in favour of modernism. In all honesty, I am not a stickler for old practicesContinue reading “Chinese New Year 2013 – Year of the Snake”

Festivals: Winter Solstice 2012

The first time I celebrated the Winter Solstice festival (also called D?ngzhì Festival) was after I got married. Back then, I knew nothing about this festival and mistakenly called it the Spring Harvest Festival – but you can still see what practices are followed by clicking the link. The boys are usually present for such festivals, butContinue reading “Festivals: Winter Solstice 2012”