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Archive for November, 2007

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episode 6

Scents on the sir, carried by the winds. Let’s turn our senses towards flowers now. 

Flowers show new colors in spring, pink peaches and white plum blossoms together.  Lotus are flourishing in summer, they are standing so graceful and vivid in front of you. Autumn frost wilts all flowers falling down. Only chamomile grows silently in the cold wind.
Boundless snow freezes the world, few blooms of plum flowers delivering a message of spring to lighten people’s hope.

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episode 5

I have been waiting for this one—dragons.  Have you? I can hardly wait.  About dragons — the Chinese dragons of old.

The dragon demonstrates its might by summoning the wind and the rain;
From the abyss it soars straight up into the nine-layer heavens.

Heavy and light rains fall on the human realm;
The deity dragon comes alive in front of our eyes.

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episode 4

Well I think we can now remember the medicine character.

Let’s wander over and check it out:

Pupply yaps and barks; its long tail wags and wiggles.
Considerate and cuddly, like a leopard, puppy runs and jumps swiftly.
Talented for hunting and watching, dog’s loyalty makes it the most reliable company.

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episode 3

‘A mirror can reflect’ a worthy contemplation.  We start today with the Dawn of Traditional chinese Characters.  Hong Kong, Singapore and bllions of other people have moved to the simplified Chinese characters.  What of our traditional Chinese characters?  Only Taiwan remains true to traditional characters.  What of their fate?  Is this where they step into history?

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episode 2

Last week we learned a little about Chinese characters and their history.  Remember, we talked about the character for medicine that is formed from the characters of grass and music.  Grass for the tasting and testing of herbs for medicine and music used in the battlefields to heal soldiers. We learned the oracle bone inscription for buy or purchase, the characters for fishing net and a shell together.  We also learned the simplified version of a knife over a head, hwich might mean forced to buy, but has no cultural meaning.  We learned of the Taiwanese love of written words on paper the cultural meaning. We learned of the Taiwanese love of written words on paper the cultural meaning.  We learned of the Taiwanese love of written words on paper the cultural meaning of the burnt butterflies.  How beautiful those butterflies are.

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Let’s Wander Amongst the World of Chinese Characters

They’re very beautiful. Have you wondered what they mean? Let’s take a look at how Chinese characters began, what they meant, how they grew over lifetimes, how they changed and how history has affected them.

I am Corinne Malaske with SOH radio.  Are you ready? Let’s go….

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Episode 15
Hello Class, Daniel here with Sound of Hope Radio, for another week of Animal Farm English. . It seems to be another crazy week around the globe. Horrible floods in Mexico, serious droughts in the American South East. I read that one town in Tennessee has no water at all. Somebody must drive every day into Alabama and bring back fire truck loads of water, and that from 6 in the evening till 9 in the evening, they turn on the water, so that people can wash up, and do their laundry. Terrible fires in California, and to top it all off, Oil prices above 96 dollars a barrel. Two years ago, the world watched in amazement and fear as prices topped 70 dollars a barrel, and now many shrug their shoulders at 96! When I see all this negative information, I am again glad that I have chosen a path of cultivation, as it can plainly be seen, that the future is very precarious, and one should not waste their time idylly. Anyway, when we left off last week, Snowball was eloquently persuading the others to vote yes, on his windmill idea…….Animal Farm Continued

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