Hor(se)oscopes: Waygo Explains Chinese Zodiac

As the world reined in the Chinese New Year on January 31st, you probably heard lots of talk of horses. So what exactly does the Year of the Horse mean? Well hold your 马 (mă) and we will tell you! A few weeks ago we talked about calendars and days in China in our Dating in China post, but … 

 

Say Hello to the Year of the Horse

The Chinese New Year, or Nónglì Xinnián, remains the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. New Year festivities traditionally begin on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar and continue through the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest. These 15 days of celebrations are also known as the … 

 

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 …