Chinese Challenge 《华文?谁怕谁!》

16 04 2009

Came across an advertisement on tuesday, asking:

“Guess what is chinese character of this pic”

3 multiple answers are given, nope.. no answer is given on the spot.

So I memorize their website, making a note to myself to remember to check whether the answer I guess is right or wrong..

And Yes, it is correct!

2.

 

请猜这是什么汉字?

答案:

C.
zhōu

Interesting huh?? =)

Try another one..

12.

以下的哪一句成语是英文谚语 “to put all eggs into one basket” 最适当的翻译?

答案:

A. 孤注一掷
gū zhù yī zhì

I never know that put all eggs into one basket is 孤注一掷 . Now I know! *Woohoo* View more of the past challenges qs and answers here

Learning chinese – Take the Challenge

The Promote Mandarin Council has launched an exciting new initiative, The Chinese Challenge, to encourage Singaporeans and Permanent Residents to enjoy and improve their Mandarin and deepen their knowledge of Chinese culture through experiencing the finest in Chinese culture and language.

 

接受挑战

 

推广华语理事会推出崭新的活动《华文?谁怕谁!》,让华族新加坡人和永久居民,通过有趣的问答游戏,感受中华文化的博大精深,深化对华文华语的认识,并进一步提升华语掌握能力。

 





蜘蛛和蜜蜂要结婚了

4 04 2009

蜘蛛和蜜蜂要结婚了。

蜘蛛感到不满意,问他妈妈:"为什么要让我娶蜜蜂呢?"

蜘蛛妈妈说:"蜜蜂是吵了点,人家好歹也是个空姐。"

蜘蛛说:"可是我比较喜欢蚊子。。。"

蜘蛛妈妈说:"不要再想那个护士了,打针都打不好,上次还搞到妈咪水肿!"

蜜蜂也感到不满意,问她妈妈:"为什么让我嫁给蜘蛛?"

蜜蜂妈妈说:"蜘蛛是丑了点,可人家好歹也是搞网络的。"

蜜蜂说:"可我比较爱蚂蚁。。。"

蜜蜂妈妈说:"别再提那个瘦巴巴的工头,整天扛着东西跑,连辆货车都没有。"

蜜蜂说:"那隔壁村的苍蝇哥也不错啊?"

蜜蜂妈妈说:"他是长得帅,可也不能拣个挑粪的呀!"





The KangXi Emperor

2 04 2009

We had free entry to the special exhibition “The Kang Xi Emperor” @ Asian Civilization Museum (ACM) on 29th March 2009. It was not our first time visiting ACM, and from our last visit, we already knew this special exhibition is coming. We are still contemplating whether we will come again..

But luckily Linda told us last minutes that last weekend 28/3 and 29/3 – it was free entrance to visit ACM. So on sunday, we decided to drop by for a while. Queue was long and once ur inside, no photography allowed. I was caught once taking photo inside =p Get a shock of my life, the guard even asked me to delete the foto, in front of him… >.<

Ok I am not sure the main purpose of not able to take foto is to disclose the content of the whole exhibition or to protect the treasures displayed in this exhibition… anyway… we just enjoyed the exhibition, quite not bad.. except it is not in a very big scale..

Me @ Kang Xi Emperor exhibition

Me @ Kang Xi Emperor exhibition

The Kang Xi Emperor Special Exhibition @ ACM

The Kang Xi Emperor Special Exhibition @ ACM

Note that this Kang Xi Emperor special exhibition are open to public from 13th March to 14th June 2009. Know more abt Kang Xi Emperor, hailed as one of China’s greatest rulers, his reign lasted for 61 years. View some of the interesting artefacts like the twelve digit calculator, embroidered dragons socks, the armour, the seal, the portraits..etc and even a virtual tour of the Forbidden City, if you have not been in Beijing, Forbidden City.

You may not want to give it a miss if you know that out of the 95 artefacts displayed in this exhibition, 80 are rare treasures from the collection of The Palace Museum, Beijing, on show for the first time in Southeast Asia.

The Kang Xi Emperor brochure

The Kang Xi Emperor brochure

ACM is located 5mins walk from Raffles Place MRT Station, enjoy exclusive discounts to Kang Xi Emperor using PAssion Card. Oh, and from the brochure, it seems that there is discounted admission every Fri 7-9pm. But best to check with them personally.