Chinese Table Manners

Dining in a Chinese restaurant
A multitude of etiquette considerations occurs also when dining in China. There are some special differences in table manners from western countries.
a. A round dining table is more popular than a rectangular or square one. As many people who can be seated comfortably around it conveniently face one another. The guest of honor is always seated to the right of the host; the next in line will sit on his left. Guests should be seated after the host’s invitation, and it is discourteous to seat guests at the place where the dishes are served.

b. Dining may only begin once the host and all his guests are seated. The host should actively take care of all his guests, inviting them to enjoy their meal.

c. On a typical Chinese dining table, there is always a cup, a bowl on a small dish, together with the chopsticks and spoons. Dishes are always presented in the center of the table.

Our guests enjoy delicious Chinese food
Apart from soup, all dishes should be eaten with chopsticks. The Chinese are particular about the use of chopsticks. There are many no-no’s such as twiddling with chopsticks, licking chopsticks, or using them to stir up the food, gesture with them or point them at others. Never stick chopsticks in the center of the rice, as this is the way to sacrifice and is therefore considered to be inauspicious.

Keep your dining pace accorded with other people. Never smoke when dining.
Formal dining is always accompanied by tea, beer or distilled spirit. The one who sits closest to the teapot or wine bottle should pour them for others from the senior and superior to the junior and inferior. And when other people fill your cup or glass, you should express your thanks. Guests can not pour tea or wine themselves.

Cheers when dining together in China
A toast to others is characteristic Chinese dining. When all people are seated and all cups are filled, the host should toast others first, together with some simple prologue to let the dining start. During the dining after the senior’s toast, you can toast anyone from superior to inferior at their convenience.
When someone toasts you, you should immediately stop eating and drinking to accept and toast in response. If you are far from someone you want to toast, then you can use your cup or glass to rap on the table to attract attention rather than raise your voice. However, it is impolite to urge others to drink.
Conventionally, if you are invited to a formal banquet, all the dishes should not be eaten up completely, or you will give the host the impression that he has not provided good banquets and the food was insufficient. After dining, guests should leave once the host has left the table.

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Be Careful With Our Words

I live in Banjarmasin, the capital of South Kalimantan (Borneo) Province in Indonesia. I was born and grown up in Pontianak, West Kalimantan (West Borneo). Honestly, I am not indigenous of West Borneo, the place in which I was born. I am a mix of Minahasan (en ethnic from North Sulawesi) and the Chinese of West Kalimantan. My mother is Chinese and my father is a Minahasan.
People living in Banjarmasin believe that the words spoken out by someone especially from the older generation like parents or teachers are the same with prayers. It can happen in the future. Because of the belief, the Banjarmasin folks or parents for instance, never talk to or even curse their children emotionally, whatever naughty or impolite their children are. On the other side, the Banjarmasin people never want anybody to make fool of their parents in their daily life.
They believe that what people speak about others especially from the old generation like the parents to the younger generation is the same with prayer and can happen in the future is the local belief in the Province of South Borneo. Like an Indonesian proverb, ‘Lain padang lain belalang, lain lubuk lain ikannya’ which means the culture in every area is different.
In my hometown, Pontianak, and West Borneo Province, that kind of belief does not exist. People in my hometown are mostly Malay. Even though the Banjar ethnic is also a type of Malay, but they have different behavior compared to the Malay people in my hometown. The Malay of my hometown is rude in what they do and what they say. Easy for them to curse another person or people without the feeling of guilty
When I was a boy, I have a mole below the sole of my right leg. When I tried to find out about the meaning of the thing from my mother, she simply said that it means I will live in a place far away from her someday. That time, I was feeling very sad to hear what my mother said about my future life, but my mother stayed calm after saying those words.
Year by year passed by and when I grew up to be a young man, I decided to move to Jakarta for work. Finally, I moved to Banjarmasin by the end of 1993. I married my wife, a Banjarmasin born woman, in 1999. Now my mother is an eighty-year-old woman. She often misses me and my family, but I am used to living in Banjarmasin now. Sometimes, I feel pity for my mother. If my mother had never said the words like that to me, I would have lived near her.
Sometimes, if I remember what my mother said to me about what my future life is, I still feel sad about those words and make me miss my mother so much, then I would like to cry on myself because it is not easy for me to visit my mother. I have learned from my personal experience and the local Banjarmasin wisdom about not saying something carelessly. As the lesson of this, I never want to say this kind of words to my only son.

Men’s Long Sleeve Shirts For Your Best Appearance

Gentlemen, are you interested in some long sleeve shirts? Do you need to perform your best appearance or even personality? When you think that you need some new and optimum performance, we are on the first side to help you actualize who you are. We provide special long sleeve shirts with various kind of shapes, models, and of course, in their interesting color, suitable for the special persons like you all.

Let’s begin with Striped Formal Dress Shirt. It is a kind of comfortable clothes, soft as it is made from soft fabric and you can wear it in an informal atmosphere, as you can wear it with blue jeans. The color is cool optimizing your charming performance.

What about looking for Star Print Denim Shirt? Its shape and size surely can suit your athletic body shape with the interesting color. Or if you are a man that often want to perform yourself in not a formal tone too many times, you can also look at another shirt like Slasher Dress Shirt. The shiny colors of the shirt must fulfill your needs to perform on what you like.
For a muscled man, take a look at a shirt designed to fit your muscled body, it is Red Machine Compression Shirt. With the combination of some attractive colors, we hope that what we’ve designed may perfectly match and reflect your strength and tough appearance.

Could we also make a guess that sometimes you want to wear concise clothing but still want to be good looked? Hope you can consider of other shirt matching your desire, it’s the Springfield Casual Dress Shirt especially designed and shaped for you.Though the color doesn’t look complicated, the Springfield Casual Dress Shirt still looks nice for every charming man’s wearing.
Everyone who doesn’t want to think to complicatedly about what he wants to wear, then they need a kind of shirt that can match both official and relaxing atmosphere as well. Willow Casual Shirt is the best solution to answer and to fulfill the needs of the people like this. With its cool and charming color, surely it can support and raise the feeling of confidence for everyone wearing it.

Which one of you often face or experience official atmosphere? Do you have to be in this kind of situation every day? The best attire that can help you pass that kind of experiences every day is the formal long sleeve shirt. We are sure that some kinds of shirt such as Wall Street Business Shirt, Two Tone Formal Shirt, The Shark Business Shirt, Striped Formal Business Shirt, and Mandarin Collar Formal Dress Shirt can help you.
There are still other long sleeve shirts that you can wear in some informal wearing every day, like OUI! Sweatshirt, Patchwork Denim Shirt, Patchwork Dress Shirt, Oldham Dress Shirt, Charleston Dress Shirt, and Bicycle Embroidered Shirt, that can be wear for the more relaxing wearing, complete with their own model, color, and comfortable materials make them exciting to wear.

Tips For Investing in the Art Market

To invest in art sometimes needs not only intuition but also it involves our taste, knowledge, and experience. We need that because it is not easy to make a precise decision in buying art. On the other hand, art is a very expensive works. In other words, the price is sometimes unpredictable.  The contemporary art which is the most familiar to the people these days has the most volatile market. For the fine art, but by the time being, the value is going higher and higher and it is followed by the price as well. For instance, the fine arts by the Dutch Vincent Van Gogh was almost of no value when the artist was still alive, but now they become much worth more. People must “buy wisely, sell wisely, and take care regarding authentication.”

Whether your tastes are classic or contemporary, art is a tangible commodity and, as with other commodities, art also needs a kind of protection against stock market volatility. But before you invest some money, you need to understand that the art comes with its own risks and expenses.

Art has its fascinating side such as its value that is going to be higher and higher, but on the other hand, it also can bring some risks to the owner like the degrading of the value because of keeping it in the wrong place, or the risk of paying tax for the owner.

Talking about the value, it is not only found in the artist but in the quality of a given work. When you need to buy an artwork, you need the assistance of a very good art advisor, because you always need to buy the best you can afford. Very good art advisor means the advisor must have good knowledge and expertise to help you make your best decision.

If an artwork fails to sell in an action, surely it has the possibility to be sold at the lower price. In this case, you need to keep the work for a while, even for years. For example, it could take ten years to wait for a fair market value for the work, then at the right time, you can sell it.

Taxes are another consideration because they could be higher than they would be in a portfolio of stocks or bonds. An artwork will be taxed more than other equities held long term. If you sell it in one year after buying, your gain will be taxed as ordinary income.

There are some more tips you really need to know for investing in the Art Market:

You need to take notice to the index of selling art, for instance, the index of Fine Art in order to have the sight of the market of the art nowadays. Though the index is unable to forecast what kind of artwork will be well-known in the forthcoming time, it enables you to know the trend of the value of an artwork in the future in the less risky way and while the other art has a more fluctuating market value.

Instead of decorative art, it is better for you to focus on fine art paintings, as paintings, especially by successful artists, have the better return when we compare them with sculpture art.

When you start to buy art, try to find reliable auction institutions and auctioneers. Before going to an auction, find out complete information about the art you want to buy. In an auction, be ready to leave it when the price increases beyond your arranged investment range.

Be careful with art auctioneers who promise a too high return on an artwork such as a painting, because they only want to succeed selling the work they want to sell. They often look trustworthy to influence you when making your decision to buy an artwork.

You can look for the kind assistance of the auction institution with the good reputation which could help you know about at least the basic things you need to know as long as the institution can get your image as a person who truly wants to invest.

When you feel sure about the worthiness, the price, and the value ability to grow for your investment, just buy it. For this step, you must start arranging the payment, the shipment, and don’t forget for the insurance.

After buying an artwork, then you need to learn about how to keep it well without damaging or even ruining your investment. You should keep the artwork at a low-humidity place, or you also can hang it on your wall. In this case, you may need an art collector about the suitable place to hang it and the way to maintain the art well. If the artwork is intended to be inherited investment, you must tell your children to be aware of taking care of the artwork, or they lose their money on the investment.

It is also a good idea to rent your investments, for instance, your fine arts, to banks, hotels, or others. You can expect to receive a pretty large sum of dollars from them, but you should make sure that your artwork is well protected by insurance from the risk of losing or damage. You may rent your art collection when you find that the room of your house is not fit your art collection.

You need to keep in mind that sometimes, to repair a damaged works of art is not an easy matter. Many collectors are unaware that an artist may feel that to repair an artwork made by himself can change the nature of the work so much, then he no longer considers that the work is a piece of his work. But some other artists can collaborate with the collectors. In this case, they are willing to work with the collectors to do the repainting of the works. To know this, you must know about what the artist has done for the conservation of his works in the past.

The Definitive Guide on How to Choose The Best Outdoor Portable Speakers

If you are considering using your indoor speakers for outdoor use, there are a number of pros and cons to consider before completing your installation. Indoor speakers, as you may have guessed, are not designed for extended use outdoors, and thus can be seriously damaged if used improperly. Likewise, outdoor speakers have many flaws that detract speaker users from buying them.

The outdoor speaker is specifically designed to be used in wide-open spaces, without the traditional indoor speaker’s use of a subwoofer. In order to achieve this, many outdoor speakers have balances that favor treble frequencies more than indoor speakers, oftentimes to favor the use of the speaker as a PA or intercom. If you choose to install your indoor speakers outdoors, be aware that you may not be getting the same sound quality that you would from an outdoor speaker.

Weatherproof Box

Weatherproofing is probably one of the most important benefits of the outdoor speaker. Since outdoor speakers are specifically designed for long-term use in the elements, the box that encases the speaker is usually made of a metal or hard plastic that resists dirt and rain damage. If you use an indoor speaker outdoors, be aware that the box that encases your speaker is probably made out of some sort of compressed sawdust, and may or may not stand up to the elements as well as an outdoor speaker’s box would.

Weatherproof Cones

The actual components of the outdoor speaker are also specifically designed to withstand the elements. While many cheaply made indoor speakers are designed with paper cones, most outdoor speakers are made of rubber or kevlar lining to resist the weather. Heavy rain on an indoor speaker used outside can cause permanent damage.

Volume

Since the outdoor speaker is designed to project across wide-open spaces, its capacity for volume is usually much higher. This means that, if you choose to use an indoor speaker outside, it may lack the same volume capacity that an outdoor speaker has. However, although it may lack high volume output, the indoor speaker produces a richer and more resonant sound quality than the outdoor speaker, so the choice is really about compromising.

Mounting

Many indoor speakers are designed to be mounted on a stand or, in some cases, not designed for mounting at all. In contrast, almost all outdoor speakers come equipped with brackets that allow the speaker to be mounted and hung from a wall. If you want to use your indoor speakers outdoors, you will need to find your own way of mounting them, as they may or may not be equipped for this type of use.

Mens Black Jacket For Your Best Appearance

Gentlemen, are you interested in some new shirts or dress? Do you need to perform your best appearance or even personality? When you think that you need some new and optimum performance, we are on the first side to help you actualize who you are. We provide special shirts or dress with various kind of shapes, models, and of course, in their interesting color, suitable for the special persons like you all.

Let’s begin with the Short Sleeve Silk Look Shirt. It is a kind of comfortable clothes, smooth as it is made from soft fabric and you can wear it in an informal atmosphere.The color is cool optimizing your charming performance.

What about looking for Men’s Collared Short Sleeved Shirt? Its shape and size surely can suit your athletic body shape with some interesting colors you may choose. Or if you are a man that want to perform yourself in not a formal personality too many times, you can also look at another shirt like Casual Short Sleeve Dress Shirt. The shiny colors of the shirt must fulfill your needs to perform on what you like.

For a muscled man, take a look at a shirt designed to nicely fit your muscled body. With a rather dark color, we hope that what we’ve designed may perfectly match and reflect your strength and tough appearance, each time people may look at you.

Could we also make a guess that sometimes you want to wear concise clothing but still want to be good looked? Hope you can consider of other shirt matching your desire, it’s the Alpha Dress Shirt especially designed and shaped for you.Though the color doesn’t look complicated, the Alpha Dress Shirt still looks nice for every charming man wearing it.

Everyone who doesn’t want to think to complicatedly about what he wants to wear, then they need a kind of shirt that can match both official or relaxing atmosphere or the combination of relaxing and official atmosphere. Mediterranean Dress Shirt is the best solution to answer and to fulfill the needs of the people like this. With its cool and charming color, surely it can support and raise the feeling of confidence for everyone wearing it.

Which one of you loves a military look? Avenger Military Style Shirt is the best shirt for you. With its dark color and military style, the one wearing this shirt will look charming and masculine.

For the checkered motif shirt lovers, we want to suggest you for  Carolina Short Sleeve Dress Shirt, with a good color that makes the appearance of the shirt to be very nice. Everyone who loves the simplicity and often does his activity at a speedy pace, the model of the shirt can match his lifestyle.

The Ibiza Dress Shirt designed to be the pair of blue jean will be the best shirt for the man who likes to perform their activity mostly out of the office area because the model is fit in the look to match.

Losing Karey Wong Vancouver BC

It was a tragic or unbelievable story of Karey Wong, a young woman from Vancouver BC. She is an oriental looked woman with enough pretty appearance. She is beautiful enough, but her only weakness is, she has a kind of mental disorder. She even has more than one mental disorder. To mention briefly, Karey has abandonment anxiety and a sleep disorder. The later makes her cannot make a good judgment. The other unlucky condition she has is that she has little or no funds or support from her immediate family members.

In fact, Karey still had a boyfriend,  Bobby the Magician, but because of the disruption from her mother and grandmother who disagreed with their relationship, they had to split up.

Before Karey and Bobby broke up for the 13th time, on 13 June 2017, they had already planned to permanently unite their relationship into a marriage. Their beautiful dream was suddenly ruined into a sad reality. Then, this poor young woman fell into the hands of criminals.  She did not want to go to her family residence but instead, she was tricked by the criminal, and directed to the lion’s cage.

Karey disappeared and is presumed to be under the mind-control of Islamic criminals, based on Karey’s own texts, emails, and phone call recordings. She left her ex-boyfriend house in “skanky” clothes, to some bad guys who brought her to the darkness and scary experience in her life, at a 24-hour venue in downtown Vancouver.

From the recording conversation (phone call), Miss Karey Wong said that she has made a secret contract to marry one of the men who kidnapped her. The bad guy devised this wicked plan to avoid the death punishment in his home country, by marrying Karey, the young woman with the mental disorder. In order not to be deported from Canada, the man has brainwashed the young woman with the use of hypnotic or date rape drugs. Everybody needs to know that only 2 out of 150 addicted women can be saved from the death, this according to a drug rehab counselor.

For common people, it is strange that someone can make the decision to help, or even to marry someone she has just known. What Karey did is absolutely unbelievable, but if we make a further observation, then we can understand the reason why she behaved like that. Karey Wong suffers from one or more mental disorders and is not taking the medication. She actually suffers from abandonment anxiety.

Karey said that she has already joined the bad man’s family, and now is espousing the phrases belong to the family in her text messages. What could bring fear to everyone is, she may turn into a robotic terrorist or a Human Weapon.

Had been given a sum of money by the man, it also made Karey agreed to marry the foreign male in order to free the man from his death punishment. Her friends could only feel worried that Karey is not in the proper State of Mind, and they (the friends of the poor young woman) can only guess that on the top of her lack of sleep, she could be used by some foreign terrorists.

She looks to have been given the drug around June 13 onwards, it can be predicted in her text messages emails and a more than 13 minutes phone conversation. According to the boyfriend, Karey was honest to him during their time together, but since June 13th, she started being dishonest to the man.

According to the ex-boyfriend, Karey ever contacted him attempting to have recordings deleted from the internet using a threat with the view seems to be contrary to the criminal code of Canada. The man also said that what Karey did, looked to have been forced on her by the foreign male or his Immigrant gang that the young woman calls the family, that believed by the ex-boyfriend had provided housing, based on Karey’s phone calls.

It is pity Karey, in her unfavorable living, her family pays less attention and seems to disregard her presence. We cannot deny the fact that in modern human living, particularly in the western countries, Man turn to give less attention and care among others. Even Karey who has mental disorder has been disregarded by her own family. How can a woman like that stand for the hard side of human living? Actually, she needs to be given more attention, care, and love from her family. Why we need to do that? As the religious creature, everyone has a feeling of love given by God. Karey not only needs the love of her ex-boyfriend, but also the love from her big family. As a woman with the mental disorder, Karen even needs more attention and love, not to be forgotten and assumed as a family burden. Every one of us needs to realize that the man or woman like Karey is not only the family burden but actually a person that needs the love of other people. The poor people like Karey are not only the responsibility of the government. Every family, especially the parents, needs to pay more attention to the matter like this because everybody cannot choose what kind of family or what kind of the ethnic, or even what kind of nation or religion when they need to be born in this world.

It is poor Karey to experience the bad dream like that, she is vulnerable to the death by the people she doesn’t know well. The parents have to give more attention to love, to care, and to protect their children like her. The government also needs to pay more attention, because without the hands of the government, what can the people like Karey do? The government needs to provide more facilities, especially the medical facility for healing the poor people with the mental disorder. Never assumed that the people like them only can bring burden, because every human creature is unique, every human has his or her own special value.