1. Hong Village(宏村) - A Village in Chinese Painting Hong Village is located on the southwest of the foot of Huangshan Mountain, 11 miles from Yi County in Anhui Province. The name of the village which is a bull-shaped antique one belonging to the Land of Peach Blossom of old Yi County symbolizes expansion and prosperity. It has a long history of more than 900 years featuring green hills and limpid river. Therefore, people always call it "A Village In Chinese Painting. 2. Mount Huangshan- the best in all the land of mountains Mountain Huangshan is located in southern Anhui Province in Huangshan City, as the high mountains in one of "the best in all the land of mountains," Huang Di once the alchemy. Xu Xiake had two tours to Mount Huangshan, leaving the "five Yues return from Mount Huangshan, guilaibukan" plaint. Li Bai and other poets in this left a beautiful poem. China's most beautiful, striking one of ten famous mountains. Mount Huangshan is a famous summer resort, is a national scenic area and health resort. Selected in 1985 ten national scenic spot, in 1990 December was listed by UNESCO as "world cultural and natural heritage", is one of the second Chinese culture, at the same time as a natural heritage included in the directory. 3. Wuyi Mountain Wuyi Mountains is thousands of kilometers long, just like a green dragon flying among Min, Zhe, Gan and Yue, four provinces. The world famous Wuyi Mountains nature reserve of national level is just located on the highest place of the northern part of Wuyi Mountains； it has the biggest acreage, best-preserved mid-subtropical ecological system in southeastern China. It is selected as a world biological reserve and the A Reserve with world protection value by the United Nations. The natural condition inside the reserve is very advantageous, the forest cover is well preserved, biological resource is very rich, and there are many rare birds and animals. 2466 kinds of higher plants, 840 kinds of lower plants, 475 kinds of spinal animals, and about 5000 kinds of insects have been formally named. There are 26 kinds of most valuable plants, 56 kinds of national first and second class valuable animals, in addition, several dozens of world rare breeds such as "Jiao Guai" can be found here. 3. Xiapu（福建霞浦） Xiapu city, a holy land enclosed by mountains and sea, a wellness garden congregating talents has been endowed with great beauty, deep love and broad view by heaven. A “Shell mound relics” is remained in Huanggua Mountain of Xiama Village, Shajiang Town in Xiapu about 4000 B.C., which is the birthplace of East Fujian’s civilization. Xiapu located in the central point of China’s golden coast, with the longest coast line in the western coast of Taiwan Straits, and is set up as a county as early as the 3rd year of Taikang Emperor in Jin Dynasty, and was always the capital of East Fujian From Tang Dynasty to Qing Dynasty. Xiapu boasts excellent ocean shipping condition, and had been abundant in materials and owned a perfect port, which is called as “Zhou State and Lu State along the coast and gateway city among Fujian, Zhejiang anTaiwan” (Zhou State and Lu State are two ancient China’s states with brilliant civilization).
1)Hand WritingThe art of calligraphy is widely practiced and revered in the East Asian civilizations that use Chinese characters. These include China, Japan, Korea, and formerly Vietnam. In addition to being an artform in its own right, calligraphy has also influenced ink and wash painting, which is accomplished using similar tools and techniques. The East Asian tradition of calligraphy originated and developed from China, specifically the ink and brush writing of Chinese characters. There is a general standardization of the various styles of calligraphy in the East Asian tradition. Calligraphy has also led to the development of many other forms of art in East Asia, including seal carving, ornate paperweights, and inkstones. 2) Paper CutChinese Paper Cutting or Jianzhi (剪纸) is the first type of papercutting design, since paper was invented by Cai Lun in the Eastern Han Dynasty in China. The art form later spread to other parts of the world with different regions adopting their own cultural styles. Because the cut outs are also used to decorate doors and windows, they are sometimes referred to "chuāng huā" (窗花), meaning Window Flower.Paper-cutting is one of the oldest and the most popular folk arts in China, and can be geographically divided into southern and northern style. The southern style, represented by works from Yangzhou in Jiangsu Province and Leqing in Zhejiang Province, featured ingenious and beautiful design, exquisite carve and interesting shape. However, northern style, mainly from Yuxian and Fengning in Hebei Province and best represented by works from northern Shaanxi, featured overstatement, vigorousness, vivid depiction and diversity. 3) Kung fuKung Fu (also known as wushu or martial arts) is one of the most well known examples of traditional Chinese culture. it is probably one of the earliest and longest lasting sports which utilizes both brawn and brain. The theory of Kungfu is based upon classical Chinese philosophy. Over its long history it has developed as a unique combination of exercise, practical self-defense, self-discipline and art. In sports like track and field, ball sports, weightlifting, and boxing, an athlete typically has to retire from full participation in his 30s. Injuries sustained during years of active sport participation at a young age can that affect our health in later life. In Chinese Kung fu however, a distinction is made between "external" and "internal" kung fu. It is said that "In external kung fu, you exercise your tendons, bones, and skin; in internal kung fu, you train your spirit your qi, and your mind." 4）GuzhengThe guzheng or gu zheng (Chinese: 古箏; pinyin: gǔzhēng) is a Chinese plucked zither. It has 18 or more strings and movable bridges, and the modern guzheng usually has 21 strings and bridges. The picks (called "DaiMao") used by performers to play guzheng are often made out of the shells of hawksbill turtles.There are many techniques used in the playing of the guzheng, including basic plucking actions (right or both hands) at the right portion and pressing actions at the left portion (by the left hand to produce pitch ornamentations and vibrato) as well as tremolo (right hand). These techniques of playing the guzheng can create sounds that can evoke the sense of a cascading waterfall, thunder, horses' hooves, and even the scenic countryside. Plucking is done mainly by the right hand with four plectra (picks) attached to the fingers. Advanced players may use picks attached to the fingers of both hands. In more traditional performances however, plectra are used solely on the right hand, reflecting its use for melodic purposes and its relative importance in comparison to the left hand which is used solely for purposes of ornamentation.
In China there are "Four Flavour and Eight Regional cuisines" The "four flavors" refer to those of Shandong, Sichuan, Guangdong and Huai Yang (Yangzhou). The "eight regional cuisines" refer to Shandong Cuisine, Sichuan Cuisine, Hunan Cuisine,Guangdong Cuisine, Fujian Cuisine, Jiangsu Cuisine, Zhejiang Cuisine and Anhui Cuisine.1.1鲁菜 Lu CuisineLu Cuisine is one of the most influential and popular cuisines in China. Shandong Cuisine what’s finely minced". It emphasizes purity of the seasonings and is a little salty. Dezhou Stewed Chicken: the chicken skin is bright and ruddy, and the meat is fat and tender. When eating it hot, diners simply grip the feet and shake it, and the meat separates from the bones. Sweet smelling and tasty, it is the traditional flavor of Dezhou. 1.2. 川菜 Chuan Cuisine (Sichuan Cuisine)Sichuan Cuisine is a local cuisine that developed in early times, forming part of the culture of ancient Sichuan in Southwestern China. If the cook there is skillful enough, seven flavors—sour, sweet, bitter, spicy, tongue numbing, aromatic and salty should be detected. Most are economic and flavorful home style dishes, simple and fresh. Mapo (meaning "pockmarked lady" in Chinese) Tofu (Sautéed Tofu in Hot and Spicy Sauce): It is a traditional flavorful dish. 1.3. 粤菜 Yue Cuisine (Guangdong Cuisine)Yue Cuisine refers to that of Guangdong Province, mainly composed of the flavors of Guangzhou, Chaozhou and Dongjiang and best represented by that of Guangzhou. It has strict requirements in regard to ingredients, cutting skill, cooking duration, tableware, serving style and so on. Sliced Boiled Chicken: The simmering technique stresses duration and it is best when the chicken is underdone on the shank. 1.4. 闽菜 Min Cuisine (Fujian Cuisine)Min Cuisine is short for Fujian Cuisine, originating in Minhou County of Fujian Province Everything sliced preserves and reveals its original aroma and texture of the ingredients. Fotiaoqiang, meaning the Buddha jumping over the wall (Steamed Abalone with Shark Fin and Fish Maw in Broth): This was created at the end of the 19th century by Zheng Chunfa. It stresses the selection of ingredients, duration of stewing and timing. It is delicious with a strong fragrance, and tender enough to dissolve immediately in the mouth. It also has abundant nutrition and is the most famous traditional dish of Fuzhou. 1.5. 苏菜 Su Cuisine (Jiangsu Cuisine)Su Cuisine is the local cuisine of Jiangsu Province on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, with the Huaihe River passing through. The cutting skill is exquisite and the cooking methods are varied—braising, stewing, simmering and warming. Squirrel-like Mandarin Fish: It's a famous Suzhou dish, with exquisite color, fragrance, taste and shape. 1.6. 浙菜 Zhe Cuisine (Zhejiang Cuisine)Zhejiang Province adjoins the sea in the east. The famed Zhoushan Fishery is located here with abundant sea products. It uses lees as seasoning and stresses the cooking skills of stewing, braising, pot-roasting and so on. The fragrant soft Dongpo Pork Elbow and the sour and sweet West Lake Fish are also famous. 1.7. 湘菜 Xiang Cuisine (Hunan Cuisine)Xiang Cusine refers to Hunan Cuisine. Hunan Cuisine favors sour and spicy flavors. Dishes with pickled vegetables and red pepper are appetizing and refreshing. Mxied Preserved Meat: Cured meat is an important characteristics of Hunan Cuisine, with many kinds of ingredients such as pork, beef, chicken, fish, duck, etc. 1.8. 徽菜 Hui Cuisine (Anhui Cuisine)Hui Cuisine refers to Anhui Cuisine, which was famed throughout China a hundred years ago, and, as the story goes, the restaurants of Anhui at that time were large, with the uniform rosewood furniture showing a rich heroic spirit. However, in the fierce competition of the modern catering industry, it quietly declined, and, if one does not travel to the Yellow Mountain, it is now difficult to taste the authentic Anhui Cuisine elsewhere.
Victoria is from Russia, 28 years old. She lived in Israel alone during 4 years and 2 months before she came to China. She has an amazing experience and she wants to share it with you and studies from you also.In 2009, she graduated from Rostov-on-Don Institute of the Foreign Languages by my speciality Translator of English and Chinese Language, she has B.A. degree in Linguistics.In 2012, she decided to start her own adult life and moved to live in Israel as she has Jewish roots in her generation.She wants to share an educational experience and to practice oral Chinese as an aupair in China.
Ana is from Uruguay, 23 years old. She is currently studying Communication, specialized in cinema. So her main hobbie is photography, she loves going out to walk with the camera and just takeing photos of the people, she prefers to do portraits, especially of kids, she thinks they always look good in photos. She also watches a lot of movies and TV series.Her favorite genre is the novel. She likes listening a lot of music too, she likes to find different sounds from other country and cultures, but she is not a good dancer. She loves to travel, although she has not done enough, she only knows South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and of course Uruguay. So she thinks that being aupair in china will give her the opportunity to know another continent, a different culture.
Eric is from Mexico, 24 years old. He loves listening music (pop, electronic), and likes traveling as long as he can, going to the movie theater at least once a week, spending time with his dog, taking him to the park, and doing exercise( jogging, hiking and running).He is very interested in photography, loves taking pictures and playing with the effects and frames, actually you look his instagram page, you will see how much he enjoys it.He just came back from the course which he tooks in Dallas, Texas and right now he helps his mom with the errands and chorus at home, and during his afternoon, he does his hobbies or hand out with friends.Eric is a man who can presist to do something in life. On the other hand, he is respectful, patient and polite. And he thinks that he is sweet, honest and docile with relaxed remper and much love to give. The most important is that he is very good at caring children.
Maria is a danish woman, 20 years old(almost 21), who lives in the south of Denmark, on a small island, named "Fyn". She is a curious person, loves to explore the nature, and the nature of people. Despite that, she also loves to be together with her family. She is really close to both of her parents, who has been living together the last 30 years. Her big brother, Mikkel, is one od her best friends, and they love to do things together. She is a very open minded person, and she does not get scared easy. She is not religilous, but she is always interested in religion. When she goes to China, she wants to explore, and understand religion, histories etc.
Nadia, 21years old, comes from PolandI want to thank you for your consideration. I would like to introduce myself that you could know me best. My name is Nadia. I am 21years old. I live in south Poland in small town Wisła. The countryside is very beautiful, specially, because of the nature and a lot of greenery. I live with my family. I have four siblings (two sisters and two brothers). I'm ambitious person. I like to know as much as it's possible to be the best with doing everything I do. I have finished my study at high school. I get to know a lot of games and plays for children. I was working with children who need special care. I lived in England almost two years and I worked with English children. I taught some of the children basic English. After that year I went back to England again and now I work at English nursery and study 'Children and Young People's Workforce'. For me it is good experience. I am very happy when I see that all the kids like me and want to spend time with me.I like talking with people from different countries about theirs live and customs. I like spending time with children and see how they study new things. I want to be au pair because I would like to know better new culture and also it would help me to get more independence. All that experiences and knowledge could help me be good with my future work. I am punctual person who can work hard if it is necessary. I am obliging and flexible. I am also sensitive person who likes people with their advantages and disadvantages. I am patient and tolerant. What I think is very important some people who don't know me good think that I am shy and first impression could be that. I like to spend time with my friends who know me the best. My favorite thing to do is cooking, I really enjoy it. I like also studying language. I think that you got to know the most important things about me and it could help you to make the decision.Shanghai Ou Bei Culture Communication Co.,Ltd（The international Aupair Shanghai Contact Center）Adreess: R1110-1111，Building 2,Oriental Blueocean International Square,No. 1728,Huangxing Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, ChinaWebsite：www.obaupair.comTel：4000363539/4007756269021-35352225/021-35352226Fax：021-35352225Tel：13681996115/18917620866Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Adam, I'm almost 26 years old, I come from Poland. I'm in Shanghai for 8 months, I've been also for vacation before. Due to the fact that I have alsoFrench nationality and French is my second mother tongue. Moreover, I speakfluent English and I know the basics of the Chinese language. Although I knowShanghai, I wish to discover China and the local culture, that's why Iwould like to be in contact with a Chinese family.I have many interests, as I said, like history, about which I can talk for many hours, traveling and tourism - I would like to know more about the cultures andtraditions of individual countries.I am also a man who has a positive attitude, sociable, honest, sincere, patient and helpful.Inaddition, my dream is to start a new family so childcare would be a good experience for me.Shanghai Ou Bei Culture Communication Co.,Ltd（International Aupair Shanghai Contact Center）Adddress：R1110-1111，Building 2,Oriental Blueocean International Square,No. 1728,Huangxing Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, ChinaWebsite：www.obaupair.comTel：4000363539/4007756269021-35352225/021-35352226Fax：021-35352225Tel：13681996115/18917620866Email:email@example.com
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