Chinese New Year Gifts from Edible Arrangements Hong Kong

January 27, 2011

(Edible Arrangements, Hong Kong) Looking for something new to celebrate Chinese New Year? With Edible Arrangements Hong Kong, you can find stunning fresh fruit sculptures that will be the highlight of the festivities!

Chinese New Year is one of the most awaited celebrations of the year in Hong Kong. Decorations are important an important part of the preparation as every detail should symbolize luck, prosperity and success. A beautiful and Fresh Edible Arrangements bouquet is a great way to spice up the decoration for your New Years Family Gatherings!

New and Tasty Gift Idea
Commonly used decorations during Chinese New Year include fruits, flowers and charms. So why not try to combine them all into one decoration? With Edible Arrangements, fresh fruits are carved to make colorful bouquets. Around five to eight kinds of fruits are used ito put together the perfect fruit bouquet.

Decorative and Festive
During the eve of Chinese New Year, it is a common custom to serve festive treats and foods in the household’s table. Through this way, good fortune, wealth and happiness are invited upon the entry of New Year. Fruits, cakes and other delicacies are usually served and in making the table more decorative, fresh fruit sculpture is a good idea. Fresh fruit bouquets look festive as well since a maximum of seven to eight kinds of fruits are used, making it well-fitted as a New Year treat.

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有趣社交網站

January 26, 2011

(Social Media, Hong Kong) 上一次介紹過跟facebook功能相近的社交網站-Orkut 後,我便經常搜尋,看看有沒其他好用或有趣的社交網站。原來世界各地有著比我想像還要多的社交網站!有些有趣,有些無聊,也有特別主題的。我選了2個跟大家分享~

第一個
Line for Heaven.com (直釋:線天堂): 是個有趣的社區,這網站是「歡迎任何想要上天堂的人」加入。哈~放心!不是教唆別人輕生的網頁,只是有點宗教味道而已。Line for Heaven目標是「提供一個有趣、輕鬆、非敵對的環境,以促進宗教共融」。感覺在這裡比其他社區和平一點。
有趣設定:Line for Heaven用戶每參與活動及互動時會得到一些分數,叫「業力」。每星期「業力」最多的用戶便會得到「天使」稱號。
不論有沒有宗教背景都可以試一試!

第二個
Respectance.com:這個網站我很喜歡,而且很特別。Respectance.com是個專門讓人們紀念已過身親人的社交網站,用戶可以向已故親人表示悼念或哀悼。我覺得這概念很好,有一個平台讓我們懷念故人,表示敬意,分享甚至宣洩情感!不錯!
網站有一句感動了我的標語﹕
Everyone has MEMORIES to share
Keep them alive FOREVER
有趣設定:用戶可以設立「故親紀念館」,上傳照片和書面供品,寫文章。也可以讓其他人留言慰語。要分享失去家人的傷痛感,或是表達思念也可以。

當我們每天都不停讚好facebook和轉發微博之餘,不妨了解一下這些不同社交網站!!!

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twitter: twitter.com/soutv
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weibo: http://t.sina.com.cn/soutv


來豆瓣找「臭味相投」的朋友!

January 25, 2011

社交網站現在非常盛行,大家差不多每日都會瀏覽Facebook新浪微博Twitter等交友網站,與你的朋友分享照片、視頻、動態等等。而這些社交網站一般都比較大眾化,要談什麼都可以,而主要分享對象都是以朋友為主!而中國便有一個社交網站以書會友 ﹣ 豆瓣

豆瓣是特別針對分享娛樂及發表意見的平台!用戶可收藏、評論、喜愛裡面所列的音樂、書、電影等。而豆瓣會根據你收藏的電影、書等進行同類推薦,當你已收藏了一定用量後,豆瓣會根據其算法自動選出與你口味最像的其他成員,你便可以找到和自己「臭味相投」的人。

你亦可以通過加入同城、小組、友鄰等,透過搜尋你喜歡的小組與你有共同興趣的成員討論新上畫的電影、書籍、音樂等等,或與互相感興趣的成員們進行圖書,電影和音樂的推薦以及二手轉讓。

豆瓣是一個很好的文化平台讓你能更深入地分享你喜歡的電影、書籍、音樂!還是一個很好的平台讓你找到臭味相投的朋友,大家互相交流、評論、分享、推薦!

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我的微博:http://t.sina.com.cn/soutv
我的Twitter: twitter.com/soutv
我的人人網: www.renren.com/profile.do?id=313414821


Wheel2Wheel: North Laos and Child’s Dream

January 5, 2011

On March 1, 2011 Morgan Parker  will embark on his Wheel2Wheel enduro adventure.  A 20,000 km, 100 day, 10 country journey, Wheel2Wheel aims is to raise money and awareness for charitable organisations across Asia and Australia.  In mid-March, after tackling the illegal moon bear issue of Vietnam in support of Animals Asia, the Wheel2Wheel riders will arrive in Laos where they will highlight the educational needs of marginalized children and youth in support of Child’s Dream.

Wheel2Wheel is 100% self funded. All Donations through “Live the Dream” options are channeled back to the 10 Charities. The donations allocated toChild’s Dream will help build a school in Laos.

 

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The journey through Laos encompasses a visit to the haunting Vieng Xai caves, the mysterious Plain of Jars, the remote Bolevan Plateau and the charming Luang Prabang and Vientiane.

The beautiful Landscape of Laos cannot disguise the troubled history of the country from domination by Thailand, French colonialism, devastation from the Vietnam War and isolation due to communist rule.  Laos is one of the least developed countries in the world, as listed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).  Education is poorly funded and over 30% of the population is illiterate.

Child’s Dream‘s main goal is to empower underprivileged children in the Mekong Sub-Region by providing them with better education infrastructure. In 2010 alone,Child’s Dream helped renovate 6 schools in Laos so that each facility is able to accomodate more students in the community.


Baan Khon Piak Primary School Before

Local villagers built this school with local materials and some zinc for the roof.  Due to poor construction materials and the villagers’ lack of expertise, the building often required repairs. The team at Child’s dream helped the community build a new school, furnished the classrooms with better quality desks and chairs, and installed four toilets and a water system to improve the students’ health.


Baan Khon Piak Primary School after renovation


About Wheel2Wheel:

Wheel2Wheel is an independent non-profit organisation created by Morgan Parker to raise awareness and provide financial assistance to brilliant yet under-recognised charitable organisations throughout Australasia.  Through its innovative approach of visiting these grass-roots organisations during motorbike enduro-adventures, Wheel2Wheel can experience first-hand the deeds and needs of the people on the ground.  By harnessing the support of mass mediaWheel2Wheel aims to provide the public with objective insight to the key social, environmental, and humanitarian issues facing the region.

Find Wheel2Wheel on:
www.youtube.com/wheel2wheelchannel
www.facebook.com/wheel2wheel
www.twitter.com/wheel2wheelteam
http://www.bmwunstoppable.com/unstoppable/wheel2wheel.htm


Architect Frank Gehry’s First Exhibition in China houses at Sanlitun Village, Beijing

January 5, 2011

“Frank Gehry. Architect”, the first exhibition of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect held in China, has been welcome by the public since its grand opening on 18 October 2010.

Renowned for his extraordinary contributions to the field of architecture and design, Frank Gehry received several of the most significant awards in architecture. The “Frank Gehry. Architect” exhibition presents a selection of projects spanning the architect’s career, including his most celebrated buildings, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA, United States. “Frank Gehry. Architect” also unveils the creative process behind Gehry’s first residential development in Asia, Swire Properties’ 53 Stubbs Road in Hong Kong. Through drawings, models, photographs and video footage, visitors have an opportunity to follow the unique creative journey of this exceptional architect.

“Frank Gehry. Architect” exhibition is organised by Swire Properties Limited, a leading developer of upscale commercial and residential properties in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Swire Properties also has major mixed-use projects currently under development in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. Swire Properties’ existing China developments, The Opposite House hotel and Sanlitun Village, have become new landmarks in Beijing.

The exhibition marks the first opportunity for audiences in China to explore Gehry’s design. Frank Gehry says, “Our first building in China will be completed in 2012 in Hong Kong, and I am very excited at the prospect of sharing the evolution of this special development with the people of Beijing. I hope the exhibition will inspire visitors as well as offer them a greater insight into how we work,” said Gehry, who is the Design Architect for Swire Properties’ 53 Stubbs Road project in Hong Kong.

Martin Cubbon, Chief Executive of Swire Properties expresses,“We are delighted to be the first to bring the work of this celebrated architect to China”.  Cubbon also believes that, “Frank Gehry is one of the most important and visionary architects of modern times and we are privileged to be able to collaborate with such a distinguished talent. Swire Properties is particularly pleased to be able to share our passion for inspirational design with the Beijing public through this exhibition, which demonstrates our commitment to bringing exciting and enriching events to Sanlitun Village.”

Visit their Social Networking Sites for photos, video footage and latest information

Website:  http://www.frankgehryarchitect.com/chi/home.html
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Sina: http://t.sina.com.cn/frankgehryarchitect
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Tudou: http://www.tudou.com/home/frankgehryexh