MET’s Gala vs. Chinese Fashion Designers

Met’s China: through the Looking Glass aims to show how Chinese culture has influenced Western fashion. Obviously MET deserves a big applause– at least from the Chinese audience, for their promoting the Chinese culture. In the fashion discourse most people think Chinese fashion (not only Chinese) have received lots of influences from the West, MET’sContinue reading “MET’s Gala vs. Chinese Fashion Designers”

Philadelphia II

Only when you arrive in Philly can you understand how famous Benjamin Franklin is. As the famous politician, writer, publisher, you can sense his influence wherever you go. Apart from his contribution to electricity, he also had a huge impact on Independence War and education. This is his tomb together with his wife. There areContinue reading “Philadelphia II”

Adventures in Israel (3)

Dead Sea Scrolls was in Qunram, which became one of the most important archeological discoveries in the 20th Century! This discovery shocked the world and improved the accuracy of when the earliest Bible was stored — even before Jesus was born. The scrolls were completely in pieces when they were discovered, some were burnt into ashes,Continue reading “Adventures in Israel (3)”

Adventures in Israel (2)

A wooden boat from 1st Century (found in Galilee) and the Museum of Fishing. Back then, fisherman is a quite decent occupation, and there were actually some people who worked in the fishing industry in the first disciples of Jesus. It must be a lot courageous to make such a decision – giving up the oldContinue reading “Adventures in Israel (2)”

Adventures in Israel (1)

Starting a trip to Israel. For most Chinese people, Israel is a land of mystery. I was mostly concerned with safety issues before I left for this country. My team chose to travel via EL AL Israel Airline because it was the only flight that went straight to Israel. My first reaction was, would it reallyContinue reading “Adventures in Israel (1)”

Exploring Morocco (2)

A “blue town” in Rabat! The navy blue and snowy white worked perfectly together and created a breathtaking scenery. With little influence from the outside world, this town has kept medieval styles and traditions in some ways. The meandering lanes leads me toward tranquility, allowing me to escape from the noises and crowds in the city.Continue reading “Exploring Morocco (2)”

Exploring Morocco (1)

Morocco is a relatively conservative country in the Muslin world. When we were sauntering on the streets at night, we surprisingly found that only men were enjoying a cup of tea and chatting with each other in the square. We felt hundreds of eyes staring at us as we passed by, and it just madeContinue reading “Exploring Morocco (1)”

My Trip to Turkey (1)

Arrived in Turkey on 16th August! I feel so grateful for His grace. Both traditional and modern features can be found on the streets in Turkey. BTW, even CCTV4 can be found on local television! Surprising things at the International Conference of University Women: most attendees were in their 60s to 80s, and young womenContinue reading “My Trip to Turkey (1)”