8 Oct, 2009 in HK Events
Mid Autumn Festival - Lanterns - Victoria Park-19.JPG

The main official Hong Kong festivities were held at Victoria Park between Causeway Bay and Tin Hau MTR stations. The event ran for a few days, including large lanterns and a few local Chinese culture stages with Cantonese opera, Chinese puppet shows, acrobatics etc. I went down there with a few exchange students from …

28 Sep, 2009 in HK Attractions
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HKUST organized a tour this last Saturday to see a terrific exhibition at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum called "The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947–1957".   It’s a brilliant exhibition. Photography is not allowed …

19 Aug, 2009 in Chinese culture, Shenzhen
Bian lian - Sichuan's Face Changing Mask Performing Art

Based in China’s Sichuan province and originally performed as part of Chinese Opera is the beautiful performing art of face-mask changing – Bian Lian (变脸, 變臉, Biàn Liǎn). Watch this next routine I recorded in a Sichuan cuisine restaurant called Sichuan Folk in a Shenzhen Overseas Chinese District (posh) shopping mall. …

24 Apr, 2009 in Chinese culture, HKUST
Chinese and Cantonese Opera at HK

Till HK, my encounters with Chinese opera amounted to a short opera class in China Town Singapore … To sum up my Chinese experience at Singapore I went on my final night for some classic Chinese dinner and opera with the Chinese Theater Circle (http://ctcopera.com.sg) and was surprised to be …

21 Jan, 2009 in Taipei
Taipei Eye Beijing Opera-4.JPG

Upon my mother’s arrival to Taiwan, we started off with a few days in Taipei (check out the super detailed Taipei visit itinerary on Taiwanderful, professional, eh?). After a visit to National Palace Museum in Shilin an hour of excruciating foot massage that helped my mother relax a bit after the long flight we headed […]

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