Chinese woman raises dozens of abandoned children with various disabilities, challenging country’s one-child policy.
“In China, such babies are cause for shame, Mama Kong explained. So their parents would rather “do away” with them and pretend they didn’t exist than have to explain to society why their child was “defective”. That and the one-child policy, Mama Kong stressed, is why there are so many abandoned children.
Research has shown that in Shanxi, many of those abandoned babies are “defective” because of the acute pollution. Toxins produced by burning coal and chemicals that have seeped into the soil and water supply have increased the risk of giving birth to children with special needs by 450 percent…”
(via Duck Eggs And Lotus Seeds: Waxing Nostalgic About Mooncakes)
The mooncake is traditionally only served during the Mid-Autumn Festival, on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. They’re shared among family and friends as a symbol of wishing prosperity in the coming year.
Mooncakes are about the size and heft of a hockey puck, with a thin crust. A dense rich filling of sweetened lotus seed paste envelops the yolk from a salted duck egg. The salty, crunchy yolk crumbles when cut and contrasts with the almost cloying sweetness around it.
Happy Mid-Autumn Day! 中秋节快乐！
Lived here for two years, still confused when anything gets into wan 万.
Omg yes! Tones are so important…especially with certain words. (I’m a huge fan of this tumblr. I think they live in Shanghai, but a lot of the experiences are commonplace for expats/waiguorens living in China.)
All eyes are on today’s trial of Bo Xilai, China’s fallen politician who is charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power. Unprecedentedly, authorities said there will be live coverage from the court room.
(Source: offbeatchina.com, via chinadigitaltimes)
真的不见了~ really couldn’t see it~
A “cold joke” pun in Chinese. -_-#