Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful.
THREE FRIENDS IN COLD WEATHER
Pine, bamboo and plum have always been regarded by Chinese people as the most beloved plants because they all thrive through the cold winter days, just like friends who cherish the same ideas welcoming the advent of the spring together.
花木兰 HUA MULAN (FLOWER LILY MAGNOLIA)
„Click, click, click. Mulan wove cloth in the house. Yet we could not hear the sound of the shuttle, but the sound of Mulan’s sighs...“ (唧唧复唧唧，木兰当户织, 不闻机杼声，唯闻女叹息...).
THE SPRING FESTIVAL 春节
„The first day of the first lunar month is the New Year in the Chinese lunar calendar. Among the traditional Chinese festivals, this is the most important and the most bustling. Since it occurs at the end of winter and the beginning of spring, people also call it the Spring Festival.
THE BOOK OF SONGS
The Book of Songs is the first collection of poems in China. It recorded in total of 305 poems created over a period of 500 years or so, from the early Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC-771 BC) to the middle of the Spring and Autumn Period. It was said that specific officials were appointed with a sole role of collecting poems among the mass. There was also a rule requiring officials to compose poems and present them to the emperor at that time. The anthology came into being after further compilation. According to the story, all the poems in The Book of Songs were lyrics of the ancient days.
For instance:THERE SHE IS GATHERING VINE
The Chinese people like to drink tea, and often entertain friends and guests with it. The tea leaf is a necessity in the life of the Chinese people.