The Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival or Zhongqiu Festival, falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. It is based on the lunar calendar and is usually held on the first full moon in September. In 2013, it falls on September 19. It is in the middle of autumn and is a harvest festival. Wheat is traditionally harvested in the north and rice in the south of China. It’s the Chinese equivalent of the American Thanksgiving Day. In rural China, the Moon Festival celebrates a bountiful harvest, as did the first Thanksgiving for the Pilgrims. Lady
ON THE ROAD After weeks on the road an over the road trucker pulled into a brothel.The trucker walked up to the madam, slapped $500.00 on the counter and demanded “Give me a bologna sandwich and the ugliest, meanest, most foul tempered woman in the house.” The madam looked at the trucker and exclaimed, “Sir for this kind of money you can have the best steak with all the trimmings and two of the prettiest girls in the state.” The trucker slowly looked up and with a tear in his eye said, “You don’t understand, I’m not hungry or
Act like the others Jack and Lydia are on holiday in France with their friends, Mike and Anna. Mike loves to visit historical buildings. Jack agrees to sightsee some historical buildings with him. Lydia and Anna decide to shop in the city. “See you boys when we get back!” the girls shout. In the village Jack and Mike see a beautiful old church, but when they enter the church, a service is already in progress. “Shh! Just sit quietly, so that we don’t stand out. And act like the others!” Mike whispers. Since they don’t really know French, Jack and
TRAILING MY HUSBAND “So,” Jane asked the detective she had hired. “Did you trail my husband?” “Yes ma’am. I did. I followed him to a bar, to an out-of-the-way restaurant and then to an apartment.” A big smile crossed Jane’s face. “Aha! I’ve got him!” she said gloating. “Is there any doubt what he was doing?” “No ma’am.” replied the sleuth. “It’s pretty clear that he was following you.” THEO DÕI CHỒNG “Như vậy,” Jane hỏi viên thám tử cô đã thuê, “anh đã theo dấu chồng tôi chứ?” “Đúng, thưa bà. Tôi đã theo.
A fox and a crane Once a fox and a crane became friends. So, the fox invited the crane to dinner. The crane accepted the invitation and reached the fox’s place at sunset. The fox had prepared soup for his mate. But as we all know that foxes are cunning by nature, he served the soup in flat dishes. So, he himself lapped the crane’s share with his tongue enjoying its relish a lot. But the crane could not enjoy it at all with his long beak and had to get back home hungry. The shrewd fox felt
Roses for Mama A man stopped at a flower shop to order some flowers to be wired to his mother who lived two hundred miles away. As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing. He asked her what was wrong and she replied, “I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother.” “But I only have seventy-five cents, and a rose costs two dollars.” The man smiled and said, “Come on in with me, I’ll buy you a rose.” He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own
Vietnam is a long-stretching, beautiful, historically and culturally rich and amazing country, and there are a few things that every person should know before they pack their bags and head to Vietnam. Vietnam is a friendly and safe place to travel. With a sprinkling of common sense, your trip should be smooth and trouble free. Tourists usually complain about over-aggressive street vendors, tour operators with a bad attitude and dangerous driving. However, with a cool head and sensible planning, one can avoid these problems. DO’S Greetings are no different to western countries, there are no cultural formalities that as a
Fiction book A man walked into the book shop and asked the book seller: “ I want to buy a book named Man is the ruler of woman.” “Fiction book are sold in the next room.” Sách viễn tưởng Một ông khách hàng đi vào hiệu sách và hỏi cô bán sách: “Cho tôi mua cuốn Đàn ông là chúa tể của phụ nữ” “Sách viễn tưởng bán ở gian bên cạnh nhé!”
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Cai Luong (Renovated Opera) appeared in the southern part of Vietnam in the 1920s. This relatively modern form combines drama, modeled after French comedy, and singing. Scenes are elaborate and are changed frequently throughout the play. Cai luong is similar to the Western operettas and more easily depicts the inner feelings of the characters. Songs of the Cai luong are based on variations of a limited number, perhaps 20, of tunes with different tempos for particular emotions – this convention permits a composer to choose among 20 variations to express anger, and as many to portray joy. The principal supporting songs in Cai Luong