Christmas comes once a year and always brings good cheer. On Christmas Eve, the au pairs had dinner and a party in Beijing. We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!
This Friday，we had a culture class about Chinses traditional painting. Cicy, the painting teacher, taught our au pairs the basics of Chinese painting skils. Let’s have a look at their masterpiece!
Aupairia staff Cicy held a traditional tea ceremony for our au pairs and showed the rich tea histories and profound tea culture. Tea, a traditional beverage originated from China, is one of three major beverages in the world. Nowadays, nearly 3 billion people in more than 160 countries and regions worldwide like drinking tea. The Chinese have enjoyed tea for more than 3000 years.
Last Tuesday, 10th September 2019, our au pairs made mooncakes to celebrate one of the most important festivals of Chinese culture: Mid-Autumn Festival, which is also known as “Zhong Qiu Jie中秋节”, celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. It is a time for family members and loved ones to congregate and enjoy the full moon – an auspicious symbol of abundance, harmony, and luck. Best wishes to everyone to have a harmony Mid-Autumn Day.
Marcos stayed in Beijing for 4 months with a loving and caring family. He had to face many challenges along the way and to adapt to this new culture but at the end became wiser and with a broader perspective on the world he lives. He loved this experience and so will you. Join the auparia now.
Last Tuesday, Our au pairs learned how to play Guqin古琴 at Lanyou Studio. Guqin is a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument of the zither family. It is originated from ancient times, and has been favoured by scholars as an instrument of great subtlety and refinement from past to now. There is an old saying in China that “a gentle man does not part with his qin（琴） or se（瑟） without good reason,” as well as being associated with the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius. It is usually regarded as “the father of Chinese music” or “the instrument of the sages”.
Guqin Appreciating – ShiJing·Xiaoya
Welcome Andrea!!! Yesterday, Andrea arrived in Beijing, China. After he arrived, our au pairs Alex, Brennan, and Aupairia member Chale went to Qian Men Street for an orientation trip. We drank a cup of tea at a local tea house, and had Beijing duck for lunch!!!!