Waygo Visits Dublin

Where in the world is Waygo now? Dublin! Waygo caught a bit of the travel bug and has been busy traveling Europe. Although there is no Chinatown per se in Dublin, there are a number or Chinese businesses concentrated on Parnell Street and Moore Street. While this Chinese area is not as extensive as Milan’s, without … 

 

Waygo Visits Milan’s Chinatown

Where in the world is Waygo? Milano! Che cosa?! Waygo anche parla italiano? No! However, we were happy to discover that Waygo still speaks Chinese while traveling in Italy. Milan houses Italy’s largest Chinese community with about 19,000 Chinese residents, making up about 1.5% of its total population.                 … 

 

The Waygo Tattoo Test: 4 Steps to Follow Before Tattooing

Do a little googling on Chinese tattoos and you’ll quickly find horror stories involving tattoos meaning something different than the recipient intended. Last week an article in Want China Times shared the story of a tattoo artist in Sao Paolo, Brazil, who was arrested for foul tattooing. Instead of inking a special quote from The Little Prince, … 

 

Tuhao: Everybody’s Saying It

Several recent articles about the possible addition of the Chinese word tuhao to the English dictionary piqued my curiosity—what other words should the English language attribute to Chinese? The Oxford English Dictionary contains about 1,000 words of Chinese origin, including well known words like yin and yang and kung fu. Usually a period of time (about 10 … 

 

Dating in China

No, not the romantic-dinner-kind, but the calendar-kind! We oftentimes mention the Chinese Calendar, but what exactly is the Chinese Calendar? Although China uses the familiar Gregorian calendar for official public and business affairs, the Chinese Calendar is still widely understood and utilized for certain purposes, such as the Chinese horoscope. Lucky or meaningful dates are chosen from the Chinese Calendar … 

 

Eating for a Successful Chinese New Year

This Chinese New Year’s Eve, as visions of lion dancers dance in your head, there’s no excuse for you to miss out on the food-filled festivities no matter where you find yourself. In fact, if you’re far from China, it’s an opportunity to experience the local unique spin to celebrating the Chinese New Year. Virtually every holiday …