CULTURAL EVENTS AT THAT'S MANDARIN
Try your hands at various Chinese arts & crafts and meet your fellow students for an evening of fun!
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Calligraphy, it is said, can reveal the quality of a person. So come on down to That's Mandarin, pick up a brush and start mastering calligraphy before anyone sees you have no qualities! We’ll teach you all the basics for calligraphy and get you writing like a master of the art in no time. Not only can it help your handwriting in Chinese, more importantly, learning a little calligraphy can help you understand the refined arts of traditional Chinese scholars. Also,…Find out more »
The popular Lantern Festival this year will take place on Feb 11th. Chinese people have been celebrating Lantern Festival for centuries. There are quite a few interesting traditions about the Lantern Festival, such as eating sweet glutinous rice balls (汤圆tāng yuán) and guessing lantern riddles. Join our Lantern Festival party on Friday, Feb 10th, 7-9pm for a fascinating session of making Chinese knots and glutinous rice balls. Food and drinks will be provided and discount vouchers will be given out…Find out more »
As a traditional and unique Chinese food, 春饼/Chūnbǐng (spring pancake) is a specific dish of the northern regions. These pancakes are usually eaten in the Spring to celebrate the melting of snow and the transition of snow to rain. Did you know that Spring Pancakes were one of the nine desserts for the regal banquet of Qing dynasty? You will take a closer look at how they're made! These Spring Pancakes are wrapped around fresh vegetables and meat. Tradition holds…Find out more »
We think of all those who want to avoid the endless queues of shops. Most of them will buy most of their clothes or shoes on the Internet. But have you thought of buying up to China? Then Taobao/淘宝 and JD.com/京东商城 are made for you! These two Chinese online shopping websites will meet your request. These websites are very similar to the ones you used to know as eBay and Amazon, and provide a wide range of different items. We…Find out more »
I'm sure you already know about Chinese karaoke. It is a very popular leisure activity in China! Many students want to learn to sing some or classical or popular Chinese songs. This day is also called (惊蛰/Jingzhe) when nature and animals stirs after the winter sleep, so feeling KTV will have the same effect! So that day should be celebrated as a party, where you could learn to sing Chinese songs! Generally the custom is to eat pears, so if…Find out more »