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Opinion by pleasesister posted over a year ago
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On New Year’s Day, the children were given Red Lai-See Envelopes , good luck money wrapped in little red envelopes. On New Year’s day, everyone had on new clothes, and would put on his best behavior. It was considered improper to tell a lie, raise one’s voice, use indecent language, or break anything on the first day of the year.
Starting from the second day, people began going out to visit friends and relatives, taking with them gifts and Lai-See for the children. Visitors would be greeted with traditional New year delicacies, such as melon seeds, flowers, fruits, tray of togetherness, and NIANGAO, New Year cakes.
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Opinion by pleasesister posted over a year ago
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After the house was cleaned it was time to bid farewell to the Kitchen God, or Zaowang. In traditional China, the Kitchen God was regarded as the guardian of the family hearth. He was identified as the inventor of fire, which was necessary for cooking and was also the censor of household morals. By tradition, the Kitchen God left the house on the 23rd of the last month to report to heaven on the behavior of the family. At this time, the family did everything possible to obtain a favorable report from the Kitchen God. On the evening of the 23rd, the family would give the Kitchen God a ritualistic farewell dinner with sweet foods and honey. Some said this was a bribe, others said it sealed his mouth from saying bad thins.
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Opinion by gangking08 posted over a year ago
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子 曰:"学 而 时 习 之,不 亦 悦 乎?有 朋 自 远 方 来,不 亦 乐 乎?人 不 知 而 不 愠,不 亦 君 子 乎?
In Present-Day Chinese
      孔子说:"学到了(知识)并且适时去实习,不也很高兴吗?有志同道合的人从远方来,不也很快乐吗?别人不了解自己,(自己)却不抱怨,不也是个(有德的)君子吗?"
In English
      The Master said, "To learn and in due course apply what you have learnt, isn't that also a pleasure? To have a friend coming from far away, isn't that also a delight? Not to feel piqued when your merits are not recognized by others, isn't that also gentlemanly?"
子 曰:"不 患 人 之 不 己 知,患 不 知 人 也。"
In Present-Day Chinese
      孔子说:"不担忧别人不了解自己,(只)担忧自己不了解别人。
In English
      The Master said, "I'm not worried about others not knowing me. I'm worried about not knowing others." 
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      《论语- 学而》《Lúnyǔ- Xué Ér》 The Analects is a collection of remarks made by...
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