Picture of the Day: Singapore Snake Lantern «TwistedSifter

Photograph by Choo Yut Shing

According to the Chinese Lunar calendar, 2013 marks the year of the snake and began on February 10th. In Singapore, photographer Choo Yut Shing took this fantastic overheard capture of a snake lantern sculpture made from 850 yellow sky lanterns.

The snake stretches about 300 meters (984.5 ft) from the junction of Upper Cross Street and South Bridge Road to Sago Street in Singapore’s Chinatown district.

via Picture of the Day: Singapore Snake Lantern «TwistedSifter.

Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” on chinese instrument

A so damn good cover of Adele’s Hit, made with a chinese instrument called GuZheng.

Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” on chinese instrument » Design You Trust – Design and Beyond!.

11 Year Old Orphan in China has the Voice of an Angel


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This young boy’s parents tragically died, leaving him as an orphan. But when you hear his voice, even though it isn’t in English, it will touch your heart. The song translates to “Mother in My Dreams.” So beautiful.

From one of the commenters, the lyrics to the song translated:

Title: Mother In My Dreams.

The first daylight appears in the hazy morning.
At a devotional moment I recall my mother.
hoping her son will return.
staring into the distance till her desire fatigue.
My mother who lives in the distance.
is my dearest conviction.
In the boundless sky thin clouds are ethereal.
At the moment I pray I think of my mother.
boiling tea on the stove.
staring into the distance till her eyes fatigue.
My mother who lives in the distance.
is my dearest conviction.
The range of mountains ah…so imposing.
In my heart ah…. always with a lump in my throat.
I hold myself together in this world.
bear the weight of sustenance to seek my dream in the distance.

*My mother who lives in the distance is my dearest conviction*.

11 Year Old Orphan in China has the Voice of an Angel.

Photo of the Day: Sky Lanterns

Hundreds of Taiwanese release “sky lanterns” in hopes of good fortune and prosperity in the new year and to celebrate the upcoming traditional Chinese Lantern Festival, in the Pingxi district of New Taipei City. (Wally Santana/Associated Press)

via Photo of the Day: Sky Lanterns » Design You Trust – Design and Beyond!.

Welcoming the Dragon for the Lunar New Year

On the eve of the Lunar New Year on January 22, 2012, performers in traditional garb strutted their stuff with a boisterous dragon dance in Beijing, China, while large crowds watched.

via Welcoming the Dragon for the Lunar New Year » Design You Trust – Design and Beyond!.

Incredible Photographs That Look Like Traditional Chinese Paintings

Born in Canton in 1929, Chinese artist Dong Hong-Oai passed away in 2004 at the age of 75. He left behind an incredible volume of work, using a style known as pictorialism to create incredible photographs that look like traditional Chinese paintings.

via Incredible Photographs That Look Like Traditional Chinese Paintings.

Chinese water parks

via Full Chinese water parks : theCHIVE.

YouTube – I like Chinese – Monty Python

via YouTube – I like Chinese – Monty Python.

Short : Between Similitude and Dissimilitude: The Paintings of Wang Qing Ho on Vimeo

via Short : Between Similitude and Dissimilitude: The Paintings of Wang Qing Ho on Vimeo.

Ai Weiwei – Circle of Animals

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s work is the first ever contemporary art sculpture to go on display in the historic courtyard of Somerset House. It is also the first major outdoor public sculpture installation by the artist in London.

The monumental installation comprises 12 bronze animal heads, re-creations of the traditional Chinese zodiac sculptures which once adorned the fountain of Yuanming Yuan, an imperial retreat in Beijing. The installation is part of an International Tour which started in New York.

via Ai Weiwei – Circle of Animals – Thibault Mauras-Cartier.

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