度日如年 dù rì rú nián Time seems to pass very slowly 十年树木,百年树人shí nián shù mù, bǎi nián shù rén Studying may be slow and arduous but is worth it 笑一笑,十年少xiào yī xiào, shí nián shào Happiness is the best cosmetic 学好三年,学坏三天xué hǎo sān nián, xué huài sān tiān Falling into bad ways is far easier than keeping to the good
Throughout most of Chinese history a unit of currency was 'the string of cash'. Standard wuzhi coins had a square hole at the center allowing them to be strung together. A standard string would have one thousand of the small bronze coins. Handling these strings was far more convenient than loose coins. Read More
Sadly it is the lingering belief in traditional medicine that is endangering some species. Sea horses are one example, in medicine, they are meant to increase virility and cure kidney illness. The more famous example is tiger bone, and some people think it is also taken for virility while it is in fact it is mainly used for arthritis. The connection between tigers and strong bones is based on the myth that tigers have never be seen to limp. Read More
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