August, 2011

A Guide to Giving Flowers for Woman

Flowers are always a great gift.  They can be used to celebrate or commiserate almost every occasion.  But the type of flowers you give can relay a profound message. When men have flowers delivered to women, the flowers should perfectly match their ...

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 | Posted in: Flower Guide & Tips 1 Comment »

Giving Gifts to your Chinese family – A Modest Guide

I thought I couldn’t go wrong with the American ginseng root. My coworker Grace — a Chinese girl who doted over me like a mother, despite the fact that she was a few years younger than I — had helped me pick it out. “Her parents will love this...

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 | Posted in: Chinese Culture 2 Comments »

Appropriate Gifts for Chinese Business Men

A wise man once said, ‘the manner of giving is worth more than the gift’. Gift giving can be a bit of a minefield if you don’t know what you’re doing. The appropriateness of a gift is of more value than it’s worth. Keepin...

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 | Posted in: Chinese Culture 2 Comments »

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2011

In China and throughout many Asian countries people celebrate the Harvest Moon on the 15th day of the eighth month of their lunar calendar. The date in the Western calendar changes annually. This year, the Mid-Autumn festival falls on Monday, Septembe...

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Monday, August 29th, 2011 | Posted in: Chinese Culture 1 Comment »

10 Things Never To Do in China

1. Never accept a compliment graciously You may find yourself at a loss for words when you compliment a Chinese host on a wonderful meal, and you get in response, “No, no, the food was really horrible.” You hear the same thing when you tell a Chin...

Monday, August 22nd, 2011 | Posted in: Chinese Culture 1 Comment »

Chinese Gift Etiquette, Gift Ideas and Taboos

It is important to know that gifts are a major part of the Chinese culture. For example, the Chinese would much rather reciprocate a gift with another gift than to send a ‘thank you’ card. When visiting someone in China, especially if you are a gu...

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Thursday, August 18th, 2011 | Posted in: Chinese Culture, Holiday Gift 2 Comments »

Rose Color Meaning and Symbolism

Expressing Yourself With Roses When you send flowers you send more than beautiful blossoms you send a message from your heart and the rose is a perfect choice for expressing the nuances of your deepest feelings. The language of color has a long histor...

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 | Posted in: Flower Guide & Tips, Holiday Gift 1 Comment »

Tips On Sending The Perfect Bouquet Of Flowers

Flowers are a way to let someone know you care, so it is no wonder that sending flowers is such a popular way to commemorate events, from the birth of a new baby to Valentine’s Day. In fact, flowers are also the top choice for letting someone kn...

Saturday, August 13th, 2011 | Posted in: Flower Guide & Tips 3 Comments »

Flowers For All Occasions

While it’s certainly true that all flowers can express a multitude of sentiments, it is important to realize that different blooms represent varying meanings and emotions – be it sympathy, respect, love, innocence or passion. Not sure which fl...

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 | Posted in: Flower Guide & Tips 2 Comments »

How to Care Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers will only look good for so long, but here are a few tips to make sure that’s for as long as possible!    1. Flowers love fresh water. Make sure your vase is clean and replace the water every few days. This stops bacteria from blo...

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 | Posted in: Flower Guide & Tips No Comments »