Taiqi

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Tai Chi also be called Tai Chi Boxing, it is one branch of Chinese martial art. Base on the Chen’s family’s Boxing, it is a new boxing mixture the advantage of martial art, Chinese medicine,  Yi learning from the middle of 17 century.

As a tradition Chinese sport form full of orient philosophy, Tai Chi practice both physical and psychology. Practice Tai Chi not only make the body of practicer become more stranger, also make the practicer no more about the world. During the history of Tai Chi, Yang Luchan was a very important role, he learned Chen’s family boxing and taught the noble family in BeiChing, and later Tai Chi family became more and more popular of China and famous all around the world. Since now, there have more than 300 000 000 Tai Chi practicer from more than 150 countries and areas. It be recognized as the most popular and favorite martial art around the world . It already become a logo of orient culture and also a very important bridge between the oriental and west culture communication. Aboard , Tai Chi just as the No 5 renovation of China follow the four great inventions of ancient China.

Famous Tai Chi  Martial Arts Academy in Shanghai:

Tai Chi Boxing Training Center

Address: Shanghai University of Sport No 200 of Hengren Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai ,China.

Tel :(+86)18221171148 (+86)18817351847

Shenjian Tai Chi School

Address:802 Room, No 1 Building, No 300 Laoshang Road, Pudong New District 

Tel:(+86)021-3220393

Jingxiu Hall Tai Chi School

Adress: 2 Floor, Jingwu Sport Stadium, 1702 North Sichuan Road, Hongkou District 

Tel:(+86)13122382016

Dayi Tai Chi Training Center

Address: 8th floor of Xinhong Building, 623 Siping Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai, China 

Tel: (+86)18930194987 (+86)15000675720

Chen’s Xiaojia Tai Chi Training Center

Address: The neighbor of Shanghai Science and Technique Museum, Century Avenue, Pudong District, Shanghai, China.

Tel: (+86)15000162654

Becoming a “Leftover Women”

Orient journey blog.  From Janny

who actually created this crazy concept in China? The research came back with big surprises. In 2007, the Women’s Federation defined “leftover” women (sheng nu) as unmarried women over the age of 27, and China’s Ministry of Education added the term to its official lexicon.

Since then, the Women’s Federation Website has run a number of articles stigmatizing educated women who are still single. Their articles’ headlines scream out like sensational tabloids: “Overcoming the Big Four Emotional Blocks: Leftover Women Can Breakout of Being Single.” “Eight Simple Moves to Escape the Leftover Women Trap.” And my personal favorite: “Do Leftover Women Really Deserve Our Sympathy?”
Ironically, the Women’s Federation is supposedly responsible for “protecting women’s rights and interests.” But instead, they wrote the following:
Pretty girls don’t need a lot of education to marry into a rich and powerful family, but girls with an average or ugly appearance will find it difficult, these kinds of girls hope to further their education in order to increase their competitiveness. The tragedy is, they don’t realize that as women age, they are worth less and less, so by the time they get their M.A. or Ph.D., they are already old, like yellowed pearls.
The above article was actually published on International Women’s Day, 2011 – a day that should have been talking about women’s economic and political achievements. The state media began very aggressively pushing women who are educated and still single, by telling them that they need to lower their sights when they’re choosing a husband, or time will run out for them and they’ll be single forever.
Being over 27, I don’t plan to be single and die alone. But I also don’t wish to jump on the marriage train with Mr “So-so”. In short, I am very well educated and way too independent to be brainwashed by any propaganda.
It is actually very ironic that this entire campaign is targeting so-called “leftover women”, when demographically, there are actually tens of millions of men in China who won’t be able to find brides, and even feel they have to buy brides from countries like Vietnam. According to the State Council, a sex-ratio imbalance causes a threat to social stability and lowers the quality of the general population, which makes it hard to meet the requirements needed for fierce competition and for national strength.
The Chinese government is very worried that educated women are not going to marry at all. It really wants women like me, in particular, to get married and have a child – no more one child policy, better to have two children now. Therefore, the State Council appointed the Women’s Federation as a primary implementer of its population planning policy.
What better way to upgrade population quality than to frighten “high-quality leftover” women into marrying and having a child for the good of the nation?
The main reason many girls become “leftover women” is that their standards for a partner are too high …If girls are not too picky, finding a partner should be as easy as blowing away a speck of dust
The Women’s Federation columns on sheng nu all share the same goal; convince single, educated women to stop being so ambitious and get married immediately. They even list helpful tips, such as “seduce but don’t pester” and “be persistent but not willful”:
When holding out for a man, if you say he must be rich and brilliant, romantic and hardworking … this is just being willful. Does this kind of perfect man exist? Maybe he does exist, but why on earth would he want to marry you?
And once a “leftover” woman finds marital bliss, what should she do if her husband has an affair?
When you find out that he is having an affair, you may be in a towering rage, but you must know that if you make a fuss, you are denying the man “face” … No man is capable of spending a lifetime being loyal to an outmoded wife who never changes … Try changing your hairstyle or your fashion. Women must constantly change for the better.
In short, it’s the woman’s fault for refusing to get married, and once she is married, it’s the woman’s fault if her husband has an affair. Of course.
As a child who was brought up in the communist system, I used to look up to Chairman Mao as a God, I used to believe everything in this country is correct and perfect – well, they fooled me once.
During my 20s, I spent the majority of my time learning, traveling and most of all pursuing a good career. By now, I have my own company, make more money than the average man and have a lot of interesting friends who inspire me and keep me busy. Looking back, I don’t think I would have been wise enough to make a good choice, for finding a man who I could spend the rest of my life with, because I didn’t even know what kind of life I wanted at that young age.
Now at 30, I have a bit more experience to know what the most important qualities of a lifelong partner are. Also now, I find myself more popular and patient and much more willing to learn and understand how to interact in a relation-ship. Very luckily, my parents never pushed me into marriage or set up any blind dating for me.
Here comes the question. What does a “leftover woman” really want in a man? Or why aren’t they married?
I believe there are quite a lot of reasons and possible answers, but certainly it is because women’s status is improving compared to the past. Not only can women take care of the household work, but a woman can also run a business, drive a car, repair machines, and now it is even possible to have a baby by browsing through a sperm bank’s catalog! Instead of the “WE” thinking, the Chinese woman is now much more “ME” thinking.
If marriage is good for me, then I’ll marry, if marriage is not good for me, why should I? I will only marry if a man can give me A LOT of love or A LOT of money!
My friend Lily, who is 36 years old, very pretty and successful, said, after a 10 year long marriage, she divorced her husband because he did not give her love or money. She realized that this would never change, and she doesn’t want to stay with the “mistake” for ever.
To end our story and give some advice/hope to the men, here is an interesting suggestion from a famous talk show in China.
‘For men to remember, if a women is looking for money, and you can give her enough money, then she won’t be unhappy if you have affairs with other women. If a women is looking for love, and you give her enough love, then she won’t look down on you because you don’t have enough money. If you can’t give her money or love, but ask her to accept your flirting, laziness and cheating. Then I am sorry, what you need is an idiot.’

Leave The Gym Resolutioners Alone

Sass & Balderdash

We’ve all seen them. There could be one next to you right now on the treadmill holding on for dear life and hiking up a level 15 incline. You may have spotted one inquisitively eying a BOSU ball, wondering what manner of cruel and unusual punishment a semi-circle could possibly deliver. They’re the Resolutioners who have taken your gym by storm this January to get started on their weight loss and fitness goals, and they haven’t received the warmest of welcomes.

I used to be a Resolutioner. In fact, I can say with confidence that “losing weight” or “eating better” was probably my staple resolution from the year 2003 through 2011. When it comes to my New Year’s resolutions, it was probably only surpassed in frequency by “This year I’m going to have a boyfriend,” or “This year I’m committing to not being so quiet and weird.”

I never stuck to it. I’d show up to the…

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1 day Shanghai tour

Itinerary: Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Nanjing Road, Orient Pearl TV Tower, Confucius Temple , Silk Museum

Highlights Include

  • The Bund: the orient wall street in 1930, most famous historical spots of Shanghai.
  • Silk Museum: the best place learn the local product silk of Shanghai.
  • Confucius Temple: where is the best place learn Chinese culture.
  • Detail of itinerary:

Silk Museum: silk museum is a museum show how to produce silk from mulberry leave and silk worm to silk product. Also there have a display room for visitor buy some favorite silk product.

Yu Garden: a garden of traditional style architecture, decorated by beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rockeries. Yu Garden is not only a famous classical garden in South China, but also a major historic and cultural site under state protection.

The Bund: the Bund the waterfront of the Huangpu River, and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years, winding a 1500 meters (less than one mile) length. Walking along the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower can be seen on the opposite side and also the JinMaoTower. And on this side you can see all different style of architectures which is built around 1920s.

Nanjing Road: Shanghai’s main pedestrian shopping street, enjoying the fame as “the No.1 commercial street of China”, also it is one of the most prosperous streets in Asia.

Confucius Temple: Shanghai’s Confucian Temple is the only piece of architectural homage to China’s great philosopher, Confucius, in downtown Shanghai. The Confucius Temple, categorized into family temple, state temple and school temple, was an imperial construction to worship Confucius and other representatives of Confucian culture.

Orient TV Tower is a landmark of Shanghai located in Lujiazui Finance Center,it is about 468 meters height. Visitors can climb 263 meters have a bird view of the Huge Shanghai and down to zero meter have a visit about the old Shanghai History Museum.

1 day Shanghai highlight tour 

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Tour Overview

Tour Code: SHC-03 1 day Shanghai highlight tour A

Itinerary: Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Nanjing Road, Orient Pearl TV Tower, Confucius Temple , Silk Museum

Highlights Include

  • The Bund: the orient wall street in 1930, most famous historical spots of Shanghai.
  • Silk Museum: the best place learn the local product silk of Shanghai.
  • Confucius Temple: where is the best place learn Chinese culture.
  • Detail of itinerary:

Silk Museum: silk museum is a museum show how to produce silk from mulberry leave and silk worm to silk product. Also there have a display room for visitor buy some favorite silk product.

Yu Garden: a garden of traditional style architecture, decorated by beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rockeries. Yu Garden is not only a famous classical garden in South China, but also a major historic and cultural site under state protection.

The Bund: the Bund the waterfront of the Huangpu River, and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years, winding a 1500 meters (less than one mile) length. Walking along the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower can be seen on the opposite side and also the JinMaoTower. And on this side you can see all different style of architectures which is built around 1920s.

Nanjing Road: Shanghai’s main pedestrian shopping street, enjoying the fame as “the No.1 commercial street of China”, also it is one of the most prosperous streets in Asia.

Confucius Temple: Shanghai’s Confucian Temple is the only piece of architectural homage to China’s great philosopher, Confucius, in downtown Shanghai. The Confucius Temple, categorized into family temple, state temple and school temple, was an imperial construction to worship Confucius and other representatives of Confucian culture.

Orient TV Tower is a landmark of Shanghai located in Lujiazui Finance Center,it is about 468 meters height. Visitors can climb 263 meters have a bird view of the Huge Shanghai and down to zero meter have a visit about the old Shanghai History Museum.

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8:30 Departure from your hotel

9:00 Yuyuan Garden

10:30 : Silk Museum

12:00 Bund and lunch

13:30 Confucius Temple

15:00 :Orient Pearl TV Tower

16:00 : Nanjing Road

17:00 : Back your hotel

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  • Includes :English speaking guide, private transfer, simple lunch, entrance fee for spots
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Top 7 network buzzwords of 2014 from China

 http://orientjourney.com/bnews_show.aspx?id=363  it is December. So it’s time to do a year-end summary! According to “Evening , Chinese netizens have summed up top 7 network buzzwords of 2014, listed in no particular order. Dare you say you’ve never said one of them?

1.有钱就是任性 Rich and Bitch
Have you noticed that so many people claimed themselves “rich and bitch” in friends circle and Sina weibo? What a “malicious” world! The buzzword originates from a real event: In April, Mr. Liu spent 1760 yuan online buying a health care product. Soon after, he got calls from a stranger who persuaded him to buy other matched medicines. In the following four months, Mr. Liu remitted a total of 540,000 yuan to the swindler. He said that he had already found himself cheated when he was fooled out of 70,000 yuan. “I just wanted to see how much could they take from me!”

最近有没有发现,朋友圈和微博上到处都有人说自己”有钱,任性”,感觉到世界森森的恶意呀。这个流行语来源于一个真实事件:今年4月份,老刘在网上花了1760元买了一款保健品。不久之后,他接到一个陌生号码的电话说,必须再买其他配药才会有疗效。接下来四个月,老刘一共给骗子汇去54万元。老刘说,在他被骗了7万元的时候,已经发现自己被骗了。”我就是想看看,他们究竟能骗我多少钱!”

2.也是醉了!Are you kidding me?
The father of the buzzword can be traced back to Linghu Chong, a character in Jin Yong’s “Swordsman”. He satirizes others’ flattering by saying “The moment I see those who flatter me would I feel so uncomfortable as if I were drunk.” Then a group of DOTA players often use this phrase. No matter one’s skill is good or bad, they will say “Are you kidding me?”

这一神回复的创始人,可以追朔到金庸《笑傲江湖》里的令狐大侠。爱开玩笑的令狐冲曾这样讽刺别人的谄媚:“我一看到那些人的谄媚样,可就浑身难受,摇摇晃晃几欲醉倒。”之后一群DOTA玩家们对此词情有独钟,不管对方的技术很渣,还是技术很牛,小伙伴们都喜欢说:“呵呵,这货的技术,我也是看醉了”、“哇,这大神的技术,我也是醉了”。

3. 这画面太美我不敢看 It’s so beautiful that I’m too scared to open it.
This is another joke in which unsightly things are intended to be good-looking. The buzzword comes from a sentence of Jolin’s song “Prague Square”, which was extended to describe weird things. For example, when you see a very shocking picture, you can use this sentence to express the visual or psychological impact.

还有一种调侃,把并不好看的事物说成是美。这个流行语出自蔡依林的一首歌《布拉格广场》,“这画面太美我不敢看”,被网友引申为对奇葩事物的形容,比如看到一张很雷人的图片,以此表达自己看到这张图片受到的视觉或心理冲击。

4.只想安静地做个美男子 I just want to be a quiet and handsome man.
This phrase comes from the mini-drama “never expected.” In one episode, Tang Monk rescued the Monkey King from under Five Elements Mountain and they embarked on a pilgrimage to the West to obtain Buddhist scriptures. The director who plays the monk has a catchphrase—”I still want to be a quiet and handsome man.”This phrase is often used by ugly and thick boys for self-ridicule.

这句流行语来自一部迷你剧《万万没想到》。其中一集讲到唐僧把孙悟空从五指山下救出来,去西天取经的桥段,导演“叫兽易小星”在剧中扮演唐僧,有一句挂在嘴边的口头禅“我还是想安静地当一个美男子”。 为何要安静,因为自己很闹腾,很“二”,为什么做美男子,因为自己长得丑,因此这句话常常被长得丑的又很二的男生用来自我调侃。

5、那么问题来了。So the question is……
“So the question is…” is derived from the advertising of Lanxiang Vocational school. In October, Zhang Le, a member of NetEase comment zone, deliberately commented with a long story in a news thread. At the end of the story there would be a sentence: So the question is: which is the strongest in Excavator Technology? Then after the screenshots of the thread was posted to the microblogging and friends circle, it has been widely reproduced, which makes the ad of Lanxiang popular again.

“那么问题来了”,最早就是来源于蓝翔高级技工学校的广告。2014年10月,网易评论区的会员张乐,刻意在一个新闻跟帖发表留言,这些留言大多是一个很长的故事,但是在故事的结尾都会来上一句,那么问题来了,挖掘机技术到底哪家强?而后跟帖的截图被发布到微博和朋友圈之后,得到了广泛的转载,让蓝翔广告又火了一把。

6、且行且珍惜 It is to be cherished.
On March 31, 2014, Ma Yili responded to Wen Zhang’s cheating on Sina Weibo. It reads as follows: Being in love is easy, being married is not. It is to be cherished. Soon many Internet users began to make sentences with this pattern. For example, “Eating is easy, losing weight is not. It is to be cherished.”

2014年3月31日,马伊琍微博回应文章出轨事件,全文如下:恋爱虽易,婚姻不易,且行且珍惜。迅速有众多网友开始用“且行且珍惜”造句。比如:吃饭虽易,减肥不易,且吃且珍惜。

7, 不作死就不会死 No zuo, no die.
The pattern of “contract for fishpond”, which comes from the TV play “Boss & Me” is also on the list. The boss Zhang Han said, “I want the whole world knows that you have contacted the fishpond,” with Zhao Liying in his arms. “Sb. works so hard” was a very simple word of mouth. After Cao Ge mentioned it many times in Where Are We Going, Dad?, the expression has been widely spread on the Internet. Besides, how can “no zuo no die” be excluded from the top 10 buzzwords of 2014?

还有源自电视剧《杉杉来了》的“承包鱼塘体”。在剧中,腹黑总裁张翰怀抱赵丽颖,说出的一句台词:“我要让全世界知道,这个鱼塘被你承包了”。“也是蛮拼的”本是一句很简单的口头语,在《爸爸去哪儿2》中被曹格多次提及,使其发扬光大,在网络上被大家所熟知并广泛传播。而且,十大流行语怎能不提“No zuo no die”?