Thursday, December 23, 2010

Chicken Wings - eating, risk - or not ? judge yourself


Chicken Wings - Its Dangerous 

Avoid eating chicken wings frequently - ladies, especially; a true story...

A friend of mine recently had a growth in her womb and she underwent an operation to remove the cyst. The cyst removed was filled with a dark colored blood. She thought that she would be recovered after the surgery but she was terribly wrong.

A relapse occurred just a few months later. Distressed , she rushed down to her gynecologist for a consultation.

During her consultation, her doctor asked her a question that puzzled her. He ask if she was a frequent consumer of chicken wings and she replied yes wondering as to how, he knew of her eating habits. You see, the truth is in this modern day and age; chickens are injected with steroids to accelerate their growth so that the needs of this society can be met. This need is none other than the need for food.

Chickens that are injected with steroids are usually given the shot at the neck or the wings. Therefore, it is in these places that the highest concentration of steroids exists. These steroids have terrifying effects on the body as it accelerates growth. It has an even more dangerous effect in the presence of female hormones, this leads to women being more prone to the growth of a cyst in the womb.

Therefore, I advise the people out there to watch their diets and to lower their frequency of consuming chicken wings!

Regards, Sharon How
Singapore Medical Association
Tel: (65) 6223 1264 Ext. 22
Fax: (65) 6224 7827
Email: sg
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Santa Claus - 5th of December

Hong Kong - Scenes from Ocean terminal entrance near Star Ferry

seasons greetings everyone !

Friday, December 3, 2010

Star of Guangdong

Xiao Liu, great singer of Guangdong province ..

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Laozi - Tao te ching

The reason that can be reasoned is not the ever-one Reason
The name that can be named is not the ever-one Name,
Nameless, it is the mainspring of the Cosmos
Named, it is mother matrix of Nature.

So be without desire 
to behold its inner enigma
And be within desire 
to behold its outer image.
The two are paired: enigma, image
Emerging the same,
Diverging in name.
Their sameness is the riddle
Riddled dark with riddles,
The entryway to outright enigma.

Tao te Ching

Credits: A.Z. Freeman - translations
Photography: Africasiaeuro

Saint Antonio of Padova

Just then, we are minded that Padova was a university town, and that the University of Padova was built in 1222, the second oldest learning institution (the oldest is the University of Bologna) in the world. It could count numerous thinkers and scientists in its roster of students: Dante, Donatello, Copernicus, and Galileo, among others. 
The Via del Santo - leading to the world-famous basilica― the Basilica di Sant’Antonio, a pilgrimage site for Roman Catholics, and especially on June 13th, his feast day. The basilica was the hallowed place where the bones of St. Anthony were interred, and parts of his body, some of them incorruptible, were placed in reliquaries for the faithful to pray to and contemplate. 
The basilica was built in several stages over 70 years, so that aside from the church proper, there are three large domes and several turrets when seen from the piazza. Inside the basilica, a long queue of pilgrims leading to the high altar at the center. Many chapels on both sides consecrated to saints and the Blessed Virgin are also found here.
One of the chapels contained the saint’s tomb where his bones are laid and many requests, folded papers, and postcards of petitions placed on his tomb. We kneel in this chapel for some time, praying for personal requests and also for the intentions of family and friends, especially close kin that were so far away.

Joining the queue to look at St. Anthony’s relics, I note that the reliquaries are so intricate and so ornate: they look like chalices with gold crowns. According to our guide book, St. Anthony was known for his eloquent sermons and drew so many people in his lifetime to hear him speak, after his death the Church fathers removed his tongue, lower jaw, and vocal chords to be venerated as religious relics that could produce miracles.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Country-style, Guangdong province

Three full years since we visited this jewel in Guangdong province.
Full six hours from Guangzhou takes the drive, yet the rewards are always full of delights.

Our lunch today is typical local fare, it includes : Soup of duck, pig's intestines, stir fried spring onions with Dofu (Tofu), young green locally grown vegetables in a soup, diced duck  with herbs,  with Soy sauce and garlic dip.

It's Pomelo's  season, the pink huge citrus fruits are found everywhere in the markets here. We love the pink fruits, eaten prior to the main dishes  they add to your eating experience.

The meal is rounded off with excellent green tea, grown  on  mountains nearby.

Our friends are teachers of the local High school, barrages of questions from wisdom-seeking students await us when entering there.

Earlier article : Lychees, Longans and Pagodas

Friday, November 26, 2010

Han Great Wall Ruins Found in West China's Gansu

A new section of the ancient Great Wall built in the early Han Dynasty has just been found at Jinta County, in northwest China's Gansu Province.

A new section of the ancient Great Wall built in the early Han Dynasty has just been found at Jinta County, in northwest China's Gansu Province.

The finding comes from a field research program on the pre-Ming Dynasty Great Wall. So far, the Han Great Wall ruins discovered in the remote western parts of the country span 320 kilometers.

The section was found in a desert in Jinta, near Yumen City, said Tao Yule, deputy curator of the Jinta Museum. Judging from the ruins, the fortification was built of pounded sand and desert shrub branches. A clear shape and winding direction are still visible after more than 2,000 years. Half of the section is in fair condition.

Jinta County is located in the mid section of the Hexi corridor in western Gansu Province. Hexi refers to the region west of the Yellow River to the West Lake in Dunhuang, over 500 km from the Jiayuguan Pass. 

Field research on the early Great Wall kicked off this March and recently concluded. In addition to the 24-km Han Great Wall, new findings also include 18 balefire stages and 4 military defenses.

Hengshan in Hunan in the Qing Dynasty

Recently, the site survey in Hengshan County Shizhi Ban accidentally discovered the cloud to open the town of Hengshan County Community Zijin Group 7 (the original meaning of Hengshan County An Zhenming Delhi) on already a dangerous place to be demolished the old buildings of Qing Dynasty – Luo Courtyard, after extensive investigation, interviewed after being confirmed as the father of Ma Ying-jeou Ma Heling’s former residence. Unfortunately, because Luo house in Hengshan County is in the range of open Yunnan Road Development, Housing section has been removed.
Hengshan County, according to Director Xiong Zhongrong Shizhi Ban introduced in autumn 1924, Mr. Ma Lian Ma Heling’s father, mother and Ms. Xiang Shitai to avoid the Bandit, his family moved to suburban MingDeli Hengshan County, lived along the triangle pings. At that time, Ma Heling just 4 years old, rented their house in housing is the Law. Law, according to the original house in households aged 81 Peach Luo drunk old memories, Luo into the big house has two, that is, the first into the lobby, lobby on each side of three rooms, rooms have a row of houses on both sides, close to the rear of the front hall is a rectangular courtyard, through the courtyard into the second, including both sides of the hall and 3 rooms. Luo Tao said the old man drunk, his grandfather Luogu Wu, father Luo Qinghui have said: Mahe Ling lived in a second into the hall to the right of the three rooms, the Luo Tao drunk old right wing family lived in the vestibule outside a row of houses there, and their The windows are opposite each other can be separated from the dialogue window.
1927 年 11 30, the father of Mr. Ma Lian Ma Heling Luo house in illness in the death of 60-year-old to enjoy life, remains the Xiang River by boat from the pier back Heng Jia Yan Ma, buried in Xiangtan County Grace Temple in the village of tea a piece of farmland into Shuangyang. At this point, Mahe Ling on side 7 years old. Since then, Mahe Ling and Trillium brother, sister, mother-to-cloud’s difficult to follow the British to survive, much difficult. Mother-to-Ling’s support to the crane into useful materials, for example in the county crane Ling Primary School, primary school that morning (today Hengshan County Experimental Primary School) to study, to December 1935 admitted to the junior high school aged five classes studying Medicine and Rehabilitation. December 1937 and entered the twenty-three classes of high school study Medicine and Rehabilitation. December 1940 admitted to the Law and Politics Department of the Central Political University study. 4-year-old from preschool (1924) to high school graduation (1940), a total of 16-year period, Mahe Ling has lived in Mountain. Although 6 years is a secondary school in Yue Yun, Yue Yun high school but at this time in 1935 in the Southern Mountain Branch Campus began in 1938, moved to main campus and from Changsha, Hengshan, and Mahe Ling is studying in junior high school campuses beginning, So, this time, Mahe Ling Mountain has not left the land.
16 years, Mahe Ling Luo a big house to live in more than 3 years time, after which they had rented near the Ming Deli Delta Song Jiaci Tang Ping, Xiao Jia Citang, has also lived in the west of Whitehead Lane before. Unfortunately, the site of these places are old and destroyed because of their age, and because the elderly have already passed away, it can not understand living in this specific situation. Mountain life and forged a bond of Mahe Ling, in the memorable Hengshan spent his teenage years, having completed the elementary, middle and high school. Mountain land is nurtured his growing legend in his life left a good memory, have an important role. This is exactly the Mahe Ling and his own family’s place of origin be an important factor in the Mountain.
present, Romania has stopped the dismantling of the Courtyard, pending disposal of the relevant departments to make decisions.
Ma Heling its people
Mahe Ling, 1920 Lunar New Year was born November 9, Law and Politics Department of the Central Political University graduate, had served for many years in the Kuomintang army. Went to Taiwan, a former KMT vice chairman of the Central Discipline Inspection and Evaluation. Old age is committed to the development of cross-strait peace and unity, peace-building was the World Association for World Federation of Chinese President. He is currently the Chairman of the KMT Central Committee, the Chief Executive of Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou’s father. Although he was born in Xiangtan County, Ma Jia Yan Monastery in front, but has put himself and the whole family, including his younger brother Ma Yanling, a native son of Ma Ying-jeou as the Mountain, and death the same.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Magic of Cheung Chau (II)

Cheung Chau (II)

Another set of pictures. 
From the island 

All peace lies on Cheung Chau.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Magic of Cheung Chau

Imaginary beauty awaits one on this magnificent tell-tale spot of all Islands in the South China Sea.
Whenever venturing out here your mind will return back to days when you confronted with less stress and
One deserves this treat - at least once in a lifetime - relaxing near the surf, enjoying a leisurely stroll beside the fishing Harbor, enjoying a high caliber protein laden seafood dinner with candle light, before retiring with the sounds of the waves into a relaxing sleep. 
All this happens on the Island of Cheung Chau, so next time don't miss out on it.
Some pictures from the amazing Island :

Thursday, November 18, 2010

More - art and more - AAE

Do you love art? Then, which form of art ? 
Here we are confronted with zig options. Daily. 
Paintings, sculptures, photography, and much more 

I found pleasure in collecting art on porcelain.
I fell in love with master pieces I saw, crafted by 
artisans of immense skill.

On many occasions did I visit their simple workshops, sometimes
in freezing conditions, sometimes in scorching heat.

I am drawn to them for the beauty they create.
Timeless, everlasting.

Their work will remain when they are long gone.

We honor them, we owe so much to them for 
letting us share their vision and beauty.

Art  AAE  

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ming Qu - re-live the Ming Dynasty

This city in central China is being rebuilt from scratch, a mammoth project on all levels.
All old buildings - mainly built during the Mao area are being razed to the ground, and replaced by new, modern buildings.
The city has embarked on a ten year campaign to complete modernization.

A historic place since thousands years, the city carries its heritage to a new modern futuristic design, where old and new is blended in harmony.

Here we see the replica of the Temple in Kaifeng being rebuilt, along with several other Ming style buildings. I watched carpenters trim and plane wood logs to join them in the traditional way.

No nail is found in ancient chinese buildings, and so it is kept till today. Planks, trusses are joined with wooden pegs into a harmonious design of pure wood art craftsmanship.

A scent of pine and fir can be found all over the new buildings. Apart from the fact that fir trees are used for construction, nothing but sheer beauty and architectural ancient chinese delights.

Will venture to another marvel to report here with more pictures soon.

from China


Friday, November 12, 2010

Art story

Art story:

World of Kublai Khan

Under the Mongol Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), China, for the first time in its long history, was subjugated by foreign conquerors, becoming part of the Mongol Empire. Yet during this century of occupation, Chinese culture not only survived but was renewed, and Yuan artists established new paradigms that had a profound influence on painting and calligraphy during the ensuing Ming dynasty (1368–1644).
The installation is organized chronologically into three sections. The first section, which focuses on the period from 1280 to 1350, illustrates the response of literati living in south China to Mongol occupation. Having withdrawn from government service out of loyalty to the fallen Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279) or having been prevented from serving due to the cessation of civil service examinations, these men often found sanctuary in the alternate bureaucracies of the Daoist or Buddhist religious establishments. Turning to art to express their emotions, they created escapist visions of unattainable paradises or wintry landscapes in which old trees became a metaphor for survival.

Mongols ruled China from 1271 - 1368 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dinner 4-2 - not the usual type

We all look for something special to eat once in a while. When I stayed in Ayudhya province in Thailand this wish almost became too much to bear.

Venturing out daily into surrounding areas I would enjoy local dishes from grilled chicken and Khao Neyou sticky rice, and Papaya Salads. 

After work there was always ample opportunity to savor Thailand's great cuisine. Some of the most impressive moments were spent alongside the deadliest creatures.

One evening, before closing up, I was sitting in my office when I received a call from the main gate to come and join the workers for dinner.

When driving past the main gate, I found a crowd of 10 Thais, from security and Management, personal friends of the Big guy (waving long hair) inviting me to chilly friend Cobra.

It would take some minutes I was told, whilst watching the 2.7 m Cobra being skinned and  gutted. Not the best views to raise one's appetite, but those who engaged in the skillful operation had no such thoughts in mind.

Need less to say, the look of the blood drenched hands of the butchers, the half skinned Naja Naja made me  nauseous I declined politely, yet brought myself to take some everlasting shots, some of which I dare not to show here.

This is our shot of today :
Naja Naja 

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Venice, city or art - ( veni, vidi, vici )

Venice, city of romance, passion, history, cultural delight, surrounded by hundreds of  years history. All great thinkers, poets, painters, musicians, artists, writers were - and still are - inspired by its greatness.
With this passion in mind, Sigmund Freud, the father of Psycho Analytic Studies came here and was totally overtaken by its beauty.
The question is : Why are so many people drawn to this sanctuary of magnificent beauty, heaven of art, beauty.
Our own experience is no less, I visited Venice three times in a row, and still feel a strong urge to return again. One never gets over it, never feels tired of Canale Grande, Gondolas, Rialto, St. Marco. We feel inspired by its sights, architectural masterpieces, relics, art.
There is no end to strolling in the narrow lanes behind main alleys; sideways, always with a sense of expectation, where will this lane lead, end. A chapel, church, monastery hidden away. Singing in prayer, monks, at the Vespera, at Ave Maria hour. 
Let us go back to Venice, once more, and enjoy its beauty before long; like for centuries great individuals have been bewildered by this most marvelous place of intrinsic beauty and art.
Our time will be gone before long, likeTiziano Vecellio (1488 – 27 August 1576), famous painter and most important member of the Venetian school.

Our return to Venice I hope will be before long, the long and dreadful wait will come to an end.

Venice Italy

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dance of a Geisha

Japanese Artists dance at this Cultural festival

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Princesse Caroline De Roumanie

Once upon a time there was a Princess called Caroline. Her father by profession King of Romania, built this place for his daughter.
Whilst many people were suffering in the suppressed nation, the King had all the splendor prepared for himself and his family.
The Parc is reachable by hidden footpaths and back alley roads .
If you are in Nice, I can show you the passage to this marvelous place.

Email me.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Blogging the past : Wyoming ..

"One of "nine young men from Kentucky" who accompanied Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their explorations of Louisiana Territory, John Colter became one of the expedition's most adept hunters. He was about thirty years old when the expedition set off in 1804, stood five feet ten inches tall, and looked out at the world through piercing blue eyes.
Captain Lewis recruited Colter for the Corps of Expedition in Maysville, Kentucky, on October 15, 1803 and by the following February Colter had traveled west to St. Louis to attend the ceremony that transferred Louisiana Territory from the French government to the United States.
A good hunter and scout, Colter joined Captain Clark in seeking a route through the Rockies in August of 1805. Later when the expedition neared the Pacific Ocean, Colter was one of the ten men who accompanied Clark to the ocean and Cape Disappointment. After a hard winter at Fort Clatsop, the Expedition turned east, retracing its journey to the Mandan Villages on the Missouri River near present Bismarck, North Dakota. Here Colter's association with the Corps of Discovery ended. He met Illinois trappers, Forest Hancock and Joseph Dickson who were en route to the west and with permission from Lewis and Clark, Colter was released from their expedition in order to return to the West.
He would travel with Dickson and Hancock, explore the Yellowstone River country, and become one of the first American fur trappers. The three first returned to the Three Forks region of the upper Missouri to start their trapping, but then traveled to the Clarks Fork Region of Northwest Wyoming (north of Cody) where they spent at least part of the winter of 1806-07. Colter separated from the other two trappers and headed east only to meet another westbound trapping party led by Manuel Lisa. Again Colter set his footsteps toward the west, this time in company with Lisa and three of his former companions on the Lewis and Clark Expedition: George Drouillard, Peter Wiser, and John Potts.
With Colter's guidance, the party traveled toward the confluence of the Bighorn River with the Yellowstone River, reaching that point by October of 1807. Here Colter separated from the others and began a journey to the south and west again entering present Wyoming. The excursion that he took during the winter of 1807 is one of the most remarkable in the history of Western exploration.
He journeyed up the South Fork of the Stinking Water River (today's Shoshone west of Cody). He likely ventured over the Owl Creek Mountains to reach the headwaters of the Wind River, passed by Brooks Lake (north of Dubois) and then entered Jackson's Hole (a place later named for trapper David Jackson). He probably went as far west as Idaho's Teton Basin, and almost certainly ranged into today's Yellowstone National Park, passing Heart Lake and Yellowstone Lake before fording the Yellowstone River. He described the bubbling mud pots, spouting geysers, and other natural features of the Yellowstone region, a place that, when he finally returned east, became dubbed "Colter's Hell."
Colter himself eventually traveled back to the Three Forks area of the Missouri River in Montana, there had a run-in with Blackfeet Indians that nearly cost him his life, before he finally went east to become a farmer in Missouri, where he died in 1813 from the cumulative effects of a harsh lfe, poor diet and jaundice. As the first of many intrepid mountain men-explorers, he left a mark that would remain unmatched in Wyoming's history."

Wyoming's history 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

ITALIA Intermezzo

Venice, Padova, Monterosso, Milano, Bolognia, Rome, Naples, ..
Who does not know the names.

Travel to Italy is a cultural, culinary, delight for those who are inspired by art, culture, beauty, culinary delights.

Travel to cites of great masters of Art, such as Titian, Vivaldi, Michelangelo, Raffael, and countless more.

Most intriguing, my visit to Venice always is inspired by exploring the many hidden alleys, where one can find churches, monasteries. Passing through one the alleys on a Friday afternoon, you will hear some of the most astounding Friar prayers. 

Enjoying to discover new beauties in Venice.Inspiring, I went back several times to savor its great history, art. 

In an instance you are drawn to the city, arriving, like most of us will, at Venezia Santa LuciaThe train station opens to a spectacular view on he Canale Grande.

Even the Pizza in the Stazzione tastes marvelous, some of the best Pizzas ever enjoyed (apart from Mama Mia in Accra, or the ones baked by my friend Mario, who is a marvel when it comes to Pizzas (not only Pizzas, he is a great Italian Chef !)

I am contemplating to bring him here to China to open a Pizzeria here. (Not fully finalized plans, so don't get me on that.

When strolling through the marvelous city, one can sense the history of a thousand years, where Marco Polo took off to reach where I now live (with the difference that took him months of traveling under great endurance).

I turn to an alley where everything seems quiet, a tiny alley leading to another one a labyrinth of hidden lanes.
Hearing the calming sound from Santa Maria, I enter the church and the Echo of prayer engulfs me. Te Friar's choir praises God, singing in  Latin. One stands still at such calming moments.

I stay on to enjoy the calm that has set in. All worldly aspects forgotten, drifting into eternity, mind and soul seem to detach. Yes I am a believer, thanking god he has given me the opportunity to come to this place of worship.

Italian Intermezzo

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Forest lake - green Bavaria, Germany

Weilheim, Bavaria

Whilst visiting Malinee and Thomas we did some extensive hiking through Forests and beautiful summer meadows of Bavaria.

Collecting Blackberries on our way, we entered into this beautiful, unspoilt forest.

Malinee prepared some of the most delicious fruit salad ever tasted,
tossing them in a light Yogurt sauce with sugar.

Some moments in life we won't forget, and this was one of it.

Malinee is an excellent cook, she is a wizard in the kitchen.

My compliments and thanks go to you, Malinee and you Thomas..

Thanks for being good friends all these years,

Green Forest lake, Bavaria, Germany

Beautiful Bavaria
Photography by : aheneghana / africasiaeuro photoshelter

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Begonias in Upper Bavarian town of Tutzing

Begonias in Germany

Last summer I went to visit my old friends Thomas and Malinee in Upper Bavaria.
I had not seen them in years since our last unexpected meeting in Penang, Malaysia.
Waiting for a bus to Cameroon Highlands, we were standing at the Terminal, when suddenly
I saw a smiling face, arms wide opened for an embrace, coming towards me.
It was Thomas, and his wife Malinee.

By chance they had been in the same area, we were meant to meet.
Strange things happen, and this certainly was one coincidence.

To put it in words of my long gone friend Toni, he would say :
there are no coincidences in life, referring to his clairvoyant abilities.

So here I was, back at their home in Germany. We spent awesome days
in Weilheim, and Tutzing. We had great walks, strolling along the Starnberger See,
and the surroundings.

Since many years I hadn't come to Germany to see them, and this was one of the
most pleasant trips I had made in years.

The views awaiting me were just a astounding. I know Bavaria from my previous
travels, but had not been to Tutzing.
On Sunday we went to the St. Benediktine Monastery which stands majestically
over hundreds of years, signifying the importance of Religion in these parts of Bavaria.

Bavarians are devoted Christians and some of the most interesting Monasteries
I have seen is the St. Benediktine Abbey.

Buzz by Heinz Rainer

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Shaolin Masters

Shaolin Masters

Event : Masters of Shaolin, Shaolin Temple Henan, China 17-09-2010 | Cultural Troups from Russia, China, Korea, France , and Japan | Grand display of Artistic skills | Dance, Wushu, Acrobatics, Culture |
AAE -  |  *./Tea | *./Textiles  | *./Art | *./energy | *./Dege | *./Niani | *./Coup | Africa to Asia - AAE

AAE - Shaolin Wushu

Saturday, September 25, 2010

AAE photoshelter -


Imperial City of Kaifeng

Visit to the Imperial City Kaifeng Henan.
Our friend Norbert went to Henan only 10 days before us, 
we missed each other on inches.

Great display of traditional skills, the city was rebuilt from blueprints
and paintings available from 1000 years ago. 
Skills displayed are indescribable.

Everything created was done so in painstaking details, the Imperial palace,
the the pavilions, streets, restaurants and shops.

Vendors, Attendants wear traditional clothing. 

Traditional games, Female Polo players, swings, and lots of Acrobatics are
also part of the display.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Shanghai art performer

Shanghai art performer
Originally uploaded by Africasiaeuro

Shanghai art performer

Originally uploaded by Africasiaeuro
Ancient Chinese chose dance as the art form to pay respect to Heaven and the divine, appreciate the universe and life, and praise kindness and virtue.

Characteristics of Chinese Classical Dance

The Emphasis in Chinese Classical dance lies on the spirit: Half of the emphasis is not on the human surface but on the spirit of the subject, its allure, and the inner meanings. This is the reason that Chinese culture is considered to be semi-divine. Every dance and every dancer has different allure. Two dancers with the same movements will come across totally differently.

Rich techniques: It has incorporated dance elements of folk operas, and techniques in ballet, Chinese operas, Chinese martial art forms, creating a unique system.

History of Chinese Classical Dance

Chinese dance dates back over 5,000 years to the Royal Court dances of the semi-divine culture of the Zhou, Tang, and Song Dynasties, where the character of the nation was expressed through dance, incorporating movements influenced by folk stories, historic figures and classic myths and legends, and expressing society’s respect for morality, compassion, loyalty, wisdom, and trustworthiness.

For centuries classical Chinese dance was passed down mostly among the common people. After 1919, however, dedicated artists believed that they had a responsibility to systematically document Chinese dance—that was the beginning of the formal teaching of classical Chinese dance. To develop and rejuvenate folk dance, the artists learned from dance elements of folk operas, and incorporated techniques in ballet training and Chinese martial art forms, creating a unique system of classical Chinese dance.

How to Appreciate Chinese Classical Dance

Chinese dance requires the dancers to undergo strict physical training. Actions and movements called “body techniques” need to be accurate and precise, and every action, movement and look needs to follow the preset rules of Chinese dance. For example, a single dance movement from one part of the body should lead to the movement of the entire body, as all movements are interrelated. Any movements of hands, eyes, and feet have to follow the movement of the whole body. This takes extreme precision and control.

More importantly, a dancer's spiritual realm will be reflected in his or her performance so the dancer must have good mental cultivation to be able to "let the movements be lead by spirit.” Therefore, the performers not only need to solidly master the techniques of Chinese dance, but also perfect their moral character and willpower in order to portray the fundamental inner meaning of the Chinese culture imparted by the divine.

Credit : Asian Research

Shanghai Dancer

Shanghai Dancer
Originally uploaded by Africasiaeuro

Dancing performance in Shanghai. Clubbing with Fabrizio and Mauro. Outstanding performances.
Shanghai has a lot to offer to those who have insider knowledge.
visit our AAE blog often for more info on Shanghai.
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photoshelter also featuring Shanghai

Monday, September 20, 2010

Shanghai at night

Shanghai at night
Originally uploaded by Africasiaeuro

Shanghai night scenes - from concluded recent business trip. My Italian friends were in town to finalize machine purchases in the green energy sector AAE is active in machinery market for renewable energy.
Further inquiries :
Will be back to Shanghai next week after Mid Autumn Festival which takes place tomorrow.
AAE Machinery

Thursday, September 9, 2010

SWF Embroidery Machine

SWF Embroidery Machine
Originally uploaded by Africasiaeuro

SWF Embroidery Machine

Originally uploaded by Africasiaeuro

AAE has been directly involved in the Textile machinery market since over three decades.

Bringing the latest available machines to those in the industry, at a most competitive price.


Textiles Machines Division
Textiles Machinery
Automatic Baling Press

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Red Tea Classics

Red Tea Classics
Originally uploaded by Africasiaeuro

AAE has more than 120 different teas which it markets. Amongst them, notably are some of the most valued teas known to connoisseurs :
Oolong from Ali Shan mountain. Our main attraction : Pu Er Cha (Pu Er) the tea of longevity fro south western Yunnan 's mountainous region. This tea has no equivalent. It has been appraised since thousands of years as one of the life prolonging elixirs that exist in this world.
From our own experience, when we visited the Region we found numerous old folks who sip Pu Er throughout the day, and it is safe to claim their health is astounding.
The oxidants in Pu Er are much comparable with the well known French Red Wines, but lack the Alcohol.
Our red tea classics are the next we would like to appraise to you.
The West only knows so called 'Black tea' whilst in the East we call it 'Red Tea' which gives more relevance to its red, distinct color tone.
Whatever your choice, Red Tea, Pu Er, or the more stringent 'Green teas' we have them. The price ranges are largely depending on the origin, with Oolong from Taiwan the most expensive.
Also of interest will be the 'Black Buckwheat tea' that TCM has been favoring for thousands of years to reduce High Blood Pressure. Of course, there will be those who prefer to swallow crude oil derivates rather than sipping daily a herbal tea with functions less stringent. We do not want to entice anyone who is not convinced that herbal teas are a subtler method to cure one's ailments, at a prolonged period however.
We come to another tea, Longjin tea, which is another type of green tea growing in Eastern China around Hanzghou. The teas are a bit milder in taste comPared to Oolong.
There are those who are Longjin aficionados who swear on drinking Longjin tea.
For more on our teas visit  AAE Tea

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The man and the sea .. Hongkong 's last fishing village... on Twitpic

The man and the sea .. Hongkong 's last fishing village... on Twitpic

Love this place. Decided to get back today if all #business completed.
Wonderful scenery, tranquil Oasis of peace.
Enjoy some deliciously prepared seafood.

Wanna come ? Hey, you are invited.
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Google Friends connect - sounds simple ?

Hi, Today thought I would like to explain a few things about Google friends connect. Many bloggers have a common goal : Getting noticed without doubt is the prime reason why millions of Bloggers are on posting their likes, sentiments, misgivings, frustrations, display of skills, professionalism, etc. Some on a daily base, others in irregular intervals, some as often as possible. Whe all know the power of Google, there is no bigger force on the web today than the search engine. We tweet, we FB, we blog. Recently I was invited to a webinar on new features of Google friends connect. The podcast link will be listed at the end of this post. So much beforehand : Google friend connect has evolved into a powerful feature to attract traffic to your blog. It simply isn't the 'click and add' feature that we all assumed it is. Much more, GFC has involved into a marketing tool with great capabilities. Once mastered, one can set it up to analyze traffic, post news bulletins, test consumer sentiments, lots of new features are possbile. After listening to the experts on the podcast, I installed the connect feature on my Tea page , including a simple poll to find out how the page appeals to our visitors. So far the results have been very positive. I would recommend to all friends to connect to my google friends connect, where you will be directed to the podcasting feature (only my friends will have access to the podcast). Please follow the google friend connect link and install the feature on your blog. The more you link the higher google will rank your page, a smple conclusion. Get out and explore the powers of Google friends connect. Connect with us: AAE