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Qi pao

      I love everything qi pao, spotted her at the dinner party, couldn’t help but to ask where did she find this set, very pretty.  .. She had it made in Shanghai.  :(( ..  – the lady is very neat too, … Continue reading

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老布 qipao

At NTC .. the pretty top was from Zhujiajiao/Shanghai Qipao on wenxin One of the shops at Zhujiajiao was selling all kind of qipao (旗袍) that made with lao bu 老布 .. rough/old/aged fabric(?) It doesn’t have the distinct body-hugging … Continue reading

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It’s qipao 旗袍 .. not cheongsam 长衫

Qipao is body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress for women. I simply l-o-v-e it. Nicole Kidman in a fashionable qipao (旗袍 Wade-Giles ch’i-p’ao) with chrysanthemum print in the movie Australia on the Times caught my eyes. I love qipao, simple and elegant, … Continue reading

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Kimono, not Qipao?

US p.e. (private equity) fund Olympus Capital Holdings Asia is to become the single largest shareholder of Kyoto Kimono, eerrrhhh … the point is?  Why not picking a qipao (changshan or cheongsam) instead?  More consumers and it can actually go anywhere at … Continue reading

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The Niu Year Party ..

I took this one for the Renda team, went to the high school party – the elite Chinese universities – last Saturday. It was some experience. Rows of chairs were on either end of the rectangle room. People began to … Continue reading

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Pillow talk

It’s our first stop after departing Shanghai. Suzhou is famed for its girls and silk. My Nainai was from there. The tour guide was very likeable, neither handsome nor aggressive. Just very relaxed and a great salesman. The hotel was … Continue reading

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Great great Grandpa’s museum

镇海口海防历史纪念馆 Zhenhai Coast Defense History Museum; opened Oct 1997; reopened Sept 2011. Zhenhai (Ningbo) To honor Liu Bingzhang‘s legacy and celebrate the rare triumph he extracted out of a great power in Qing Dynasty. . The drive from Shanghai to … Continue reading

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Two China dolls conquered Dubai

.. .. With their qipaos. My new cyberspace friend Lady Qipao (in pink on the right in this picture) has followed her husband to Dubai, set home there and started an online business: selling qipao and suits. I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Kidman

Kid you not, I’m the only woman who’s obsessed with boobs. Was I born that way or am I being Americanized? I like Nicole Kidman and thought her Chanel #5 commercial was classic (below). I really have tough time to … Continue reading

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Catherine Lim

IT is the dress, she said, that catches the eye, the long silk sheath with the slits in the sides that offers what she calls “a startling panorama of the entire landscape of the female form.” .. “No other costume … Continue reading

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We celebrated my father-in-law’s 77th birthday this past Sunday. Lots of talks were focused on Golfer’s younger sister’s impending nuptial this November. Nowadays the Chinatown restaurants offer package deal that includes the tuxedo and Chinese qipao rental. The bride and … Continue reading

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American Gigolo

Or gigolos in America, pun intended here.  Wunan isn’t something you dish out lightly, but I found it’s cute.  Ballroom dance is for the aged, and in that age category, there are more female than male.  Hence male teachers are more … Continue reading

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Chow Chung-cheng 周仲铮

Zhou Zhongzheng 周莲荃 (1904 Tianjin – 1996 Bonn) – Ph.D., 1933, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris-Sciences Po 巴黎政治学院 – Artist and author C.C. Chow was born Lianquan 莲全 in 1904, picked Chung-cheng (Zhongzheng) 仲铮 herself in school.  For reason unbeknown … Continue reading

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M.D. Chow

This article was published in the Journal of China Philately 中国集邮学报 (Vol. 1, page 272-282) by The China Stamp Society, Inc. PRC Chapter – 美国中年集邮会中国分会会刊<<中国集邮学报>>第一卷第272-282页 on 4/18/2006 under the title of Putting My Stamp on the History 庐山真面目 . I … Continue reading

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