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Cantonese Opera Zae Baak Fu White Tiger Ritual By Pinky Toky
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When performing on a newly-built stage, the Cantonese opera troupe will have to carry out a ritual to “break” or initiate the stage before the actual performance on the first night. This... More > ritual is known by several names, namely Zae Baak Fu, Zae Toi, Po Toi, Tiu Choy Sun (Fortune Deity Dance), or Da Mau (Beating Cat).< Less
Ancient Mystical Chinese Healing: Zhu You By Pinky Toky
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Zhu You is a mystical ancient Chinese healing therapy, which used mainly incantations and talismans to bring about healing effects. From the Sui Dynasty till mid-Ming era, Zhu You Ke was included in... More > the Official Chinese Medical System. It is difficult to find information on this subject in the English language.< Less
What Is the Right Shoe for You? By Pinky Toky
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Wrong footwear is the common cause of many foot problems, such as heel spurs and bunions. There are certain features to look out for when buying a pair of shoes.
Popular Miniature Carvings Collectibles: Netsuke By Pinky Toky
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Netsuke refers to the Japanese miniature sculptures created in the Edo era. It became a very popular collectible in Europe since mid-19th century.
Introduction to Ikebana, Japanese Flower Arrangement By Pinky Toky
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Ikebana is one of the most distinct arts in Japanese culture. It is a floral art created seven centuries ago. A creative expression but has to conform to prescribed rules and the specific ways that... More > materials can be combined. Ikebana patterns and styles have evolved into many different styles of arrangement over the centuries.< Less
Hong Tou Jin Samsui Women of Singapore By Pinky Toky
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In the early twentieth century, women from Samsui, China, came to Singapore in search of jobs. Most of them worked at construction sites and had contributed significantly to the construction... More > industry in Singapore. As the Samsui women were always adorned with their red bandana while working in the construction sites, they came to be known as “Hong Tou Jin”, which means red head-scarf.< Less
The Red Headscarf Samsui Women Hong Tou Jin By Pinky Toky
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Due to extreme poverty in their hometown, Chinese women from Samsui came to Singapore in search of jobs as early as the 1920s. Most of them worked in the construction industry. As they were always... More > adorned with a red bandana when working at the construction site, they came to be known as “hong tou jin”, meaning red headscarf. As most of their hard-earned money was spent on supporting relatives back home, many of them lived in utter poverty in old age. As at November 2013, there are only two hong tou jin left in Singapore.< Less
Unique Gifts for Christmas & Other Occasions By Pinky Toky
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Having gone through so many Christmas seasons and other celebratory occasions, many of us would have run out of gift ideas. This book introduces to you some interesting stuff that make beautiful... More > gifts for all occasions. Surprise your loved ones and friends with something special for this coming Christmas or for their birthdays and other happy events.< Less
Japanese Good Luck Symbol Tanuki By Pinky Toky
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A pudgy ceramic statue is often seen displayed at the entrance of Japanese noodle shops and restaurants. It has a happy smiling face, with a goofy expression. This statue is known as... More > ‘tanuki’. Originally portrayed as an evil and mischievous animal trickster in the early centuries, tanuki has since evolved into a cute Japanese icon of wealth and luck.< Less
What Is Maneki Neko? By Pinky Toky
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Have you ever come across a cat figurine with a raised paw? That is the Maneki Neko, Japanese fortune cat. It is a popular symbol of good luck, prosperity and success. Its unique appearance and... More > beckoning gesture has certain significance.< Less