Tag Archives: Chinese language

Chinese Massage (中国按摩zhōngguó ànmó)

This afternoon, I attended a free Chinese massage seminar hosted by CCU-MLC. They showed us this video as an introduction. Although I didn’t understand everything they said because they spoke as if they were talking with native Chinese speakers, I believe they were talking about one of the most popular health principles, “Prevention is better than cure.”

People often need massage to ease body pain than in enhancing functions of body parts or aiding relaxation. Although this video doesn’t apply to most individuals, it is important to note that our health and well-being depend on the things we eat and do in accomplishing our daily activities. Thus we need to consider the best health practices wherever we are, like (for employers,) providing a conducive atmosphere, clean and comfortable environment, as well as ergonomic and user-friendly facilities; and (for employees,) encouraging each other to live a healthy lifestyle, avoiding smoking in public places, and regular exercise.

I hope that this simple reminder will help us keep our mind (considering priorities, family, healthy food, etc.) and body healthy and stable.

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December 2012 – 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays

Christmas is fast approaching so I’d like to send my warm wishes in advance to all…

readers and bloggers;

my family, relatives and friends;

teachers and employers;

acquaintances, online connections

and soul-mates.

Merry Christmas and a blessed happy New Year!!!

Below is my post for today:

 

December 2012

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Outline
Circulating message claims that December 2012 will feature 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays, a combination of days that occurs only once every 823 years. The message claims that sending on the information will bring good luck to the sender.

Brief Analysis
It is perfectly true that December 2012 has 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays. However, such a combination occurs far more often than every 823 years. The last occurrence was in December 2007 while the next occurrence will take place in December 2018. In fact, any month that has 31 days will have three consecutive days that occur five times in the month. Such combinations are commonplace and occur each and every year. This message is a revamped version of earlier – and equally spurious – chain messages.

Example

Subject: December 2012

DID YOU KNOW THIS?

Follow instructions and wait 4 days ! !
This year, December has 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays. 

December Money Bag Hoax

This only happens once every 824 years.
The Chinese call it the Money Bag.

Send this to all your friends – and enemies as well.
According to the legend, you will receive money in 4 days.
According to Feng Shui, if you do not send it you will stay poor.
I in particular, will not let this opportunity pass by.
So I send it to you with my best wishes. In case it is true!

Detailed Analysis
This message, which is currently circulating via email and social media websites, points out that December 2012 will feature five Saturdays, five Sundays and five Mondays. The message claims that such a combinations of days for December occurs only once in every 823 years. According to the message, the Chinese called this December event “Money Bag” because those who send on the information will receive money within four days. Alas, warns the message, those who do not pass it on will “stay poor.”

It is quite true that December 2012 will include five Saturdays, five Sundays and five Mondays. However, this fact is not at all unusual and takes place in December every few years. The claim that such a combination only happens every 823 years is utter nonsense. The last time such a combination occurred was in December 2007:

December 2007

And the next time it will take place is December 2018:

December 2018

Moreover, December in every single year will have three consecutive days that occur five times. In fact, any month that has 31 days will have three consecutive days that occur five times in the month. Such combinations are commonplace, perfectly predictable, and occur each and every year.

This message is just a revamped version of earlier messages that featured other months, including August 2010October 2010 and several more in the years since.

And, of course, the claim that sending on a silly – and factually flawed – message will somehow bring you good luck is superstitious nonsense.

Source:

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/december-2012-money-bags.shtml

Teacher’s Day

Today, September 28, is the official Teachers’ Day in Taiwan. The Philippines will celebrate this special day of appreciation to our “second parents” — the noble professionals in Ocotber 5.

During our class period, we attended a short program. Although the teachers were not given special attention, the language students from different classes had fun with the teachers and one of them sang “The Moon Represents My Heart” (月亮代表我的心). The Mid-Autum Festival (中秋節), also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival is fast approaching so they told us some tales and information about moon, mooncakes, and Chinese (and Taiwanese) way of celebrating this holiday. Chinese and Vietnamese celebrate it on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. This year, it falls on September 30, 2012.

月亮代表我的心

你问我爱你有多深,
我爱你有几分?
我的情也真,
我的爱也真,
月亮代表我的心.
nǐ wèn wǒ ài nǐ yǒu duō shēn ,
wǒ ài nǐ yǒu jǐ fēn ?
wǒ de qíng yě zhēn ,
wǒ de ài yě zhēn ,
yuèliàng dàibiǎo wǒ de xīn.

You’re asking me how deeply I love you
how long lasting is my love:
My affection is real,
my love is also real
The moon represents my heart

你问我爱你有多深,
我爱你有几分?
我的情不移,
我的爱不变,
月亮代表我的心.
nǐ wèn wǒ ài nǐ yǒu duō shēn ,
wǒ ài nǐ yǒu jǐ fēn ?
wǒ de qíng bù yí ,
wǒ de ài bùbiàn ,
yuèliàng dàibiǎo wǒ de xīn.

You’re asking me how deeply I love you
how long lasting is my love:
My affection does not fade
my love does not change
The moon represents my heart

轻轻的一个吻,
已经打动我的心,
深深的一段情,
教我思念到如今.
qīngqīng de yī ge wěn ,
yǐjīng dǎdòng wǒ de xīn ,
shēnshēn de yī duàn qíng ,
jiāo wǒ sīniàndào rújīn.

A soft kiss already moves my heart
A moment of deep affection
has made me miss you until today

你问我爱你有多深,
我爱你有几分?
你去想一想,
你去看一看,
月亮代表我的心.

nǐ wèn wǒ ài nǐ yǒu duō shēn ,
wǒ ài nǐ yǒu jǐ fēn ?
nǐ qù xiǎng yī xiǎng ,
nǐ qùkān yī kàn ,
yuèliàng dàibiǎo wǒ de xīn.

You’re asking me how deeply I love you
how long lasting is my love:
Just go and think for a moment
just have a look for a moment
The moon represents my heart

The Moon Represents My Heart – Teresa Teng – deng li jun – 鄧麗君; Simplified Chinese: 邓丽君; Hanyu Pinyin: Dèng Lìjūn; Wade-Giles: Teng Li-chün

Related links:

Moon Represents My Heart by Teresa Teng – Lyrics and Meaning

Teacher’s Day Quotes, Poems, SMS, Greetings, Messages 2012

EDITORIAL – World Teachers’ Day

Teacher Day Quotes

Teacher’s Day Quotes