Happy Birthday, Blog!

Ngauhyat: birthday┬áMany Chinese characters can be broken into smaller parts. The word "birthday" (??) can be simplified into┬ángauhyat (??). My blog just turned one! (April 5th marked the anniversary of my first post.) Even though ngauhyat means "cow" and "one" when taken separately, I hope it still proves to be an auspicious occasion.A popular Chinese tradition held at one-year-old parties is to surround the birthday child with different items. These things represent their possible futures. Here … [Read more...]