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Back to My Hometown – Part 7
@HanwenGong Temple

There is a river called Han river, there is a mountain called Mount Han. There are too many things that named after Han Yu(韩愈). Han Yu is not born here, and actually stayed here just for his dismissal and exile. In his biography, this period was just several sentences.  But to the people of  Chaozhou, Han Yu was of great importance.
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Su Shi(苏轼) praised Han Yu had written proses were it raised weakness become strong after 8 dynasties(about 1000 years), his proses was the best(文起八代之衰).
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Apr 27th, 2009 | Filed under Tour

Back to My Hometown – Part 6
@Jiadi Alley and Folk Custom Museum

In Chinese Jiadi means somebody achieves the No.1 at the Imperial Civil Examination in the old days. So this Alley is name after the Number One Scholar Lin Daqin, cause he was the only person who got the title of  Number One Scholar at Chaozhou and built ancestral hall here at this alley.  Chaozhou has many small alley with unique names. Jiadi Alley is just one of them and the target we aimed today.

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Apr 20th, 2009 | Filed under Tour

Back to My Hometown – Part 5
@My old Middle School and Crocodile Gloriette

Every time I was back, I would go to my old middle school. Also this time, we go to visit my old middle school, Chaozhou Golden Hill Middle School. Golden Hill Middle School has a long history. It said that in the ancient times, the one master started to teach on the gourd hill which not far away here. And after that, this school moved to Golden hill here. So this place is the most suitable place to teach knowledge. And I am proud that I had been here learning for 3 years.
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The motto of Chaozhou Golden Hill Middle School.

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Apr 8th, 2009 | Filed under Tour

Back to My Hometown – Add. Part:
Culture and History of Teochew(Chaozhou)

OK , before we go to the next stop of our tour, Let’s learn some culture information about Teochew. That maybe very funny and useful for you, and I think it’s also very important for myself.

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Brew a nice pot of  Gongfu Tea, enjoy it with the beautiful moon together 😉 (一壶好茶一壶月)~

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Apr 7th, 2009 | Filed under Tour

Back to My Hometown – Part 4
@Guangzi Bridge and Ming city wall

Guangzi Bridge (Chinese: 广济桥; pinyin: Guǎng Jì Qiáo, literally Great Charity Bridge), also known as Siangze Bridge (Chinese: 湘子桥; pinyin: Xiāng Zǐ Qiáo) is situated at east urban Chaozhou, China. It is a key cultural relic site under the state’s protection, and it is renowned as one of the four famous ancient bridges; the other three are the Zhaozhou Bridge, the Luoyang Bridge and the Lugou Bridge. The Hang River has been crossed by the Guangzi Bridge for over 800 years. The old bridge was the first opening bridge in the world.

— wikipedia.org

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Apr 3rd, 2009 | Filed under Tour

Back to My Hometown – Part 3
@ Memorial Gateway Street

As we known that Chaozhou is a famous historical and cultural city in the country. The city’s feature is known as “Classic Tourist City” which receives numerous tourists both from abroad and home. There are many valuable historic relics in Chaozhou city, totally about 600 units and among them 42 are classified as the state, provincial and city’s key preservation units of cultural relics.
The Memorial Gateway Street is one of  the main streets of old city area. At the ancient time, it was very prosperous so that people like to set up memorial gateways in this street in order to record their story or honor from one generation to anther. But during the war time and the “great cultural revolution” period, almost all the gateway were destroyed. To recover these precious cultural properties and enhance the attraction of Chaozhou as a  “Classic Tourist City”, the Gov. decided to rebuild those memorial gateways and the other buildings along this street. So here we came to the The Memorial Gateway Street~just after leaving the veggie kitchen restaurant :mrgreen:
Enter the Main Street~
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Apr 3rd, 2009 | Filed under Tour

Back to My hometown – Part 2
@ Kaiyuan Temple

Kaiyuan Temple (開元寺) is a Buddhist center embodied with the quintessence of the architectural art of various dynasties such as the Tang, the Song, the Yuan and the Qing. This temple is over 200 years old. The temple is also home to the most influential Buddhism Study Institute in Southeast China. Inside, handsome calligraphy and inscribed steles remind visitors that this temple once functioned as the record keeper of the city.
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Our first stop is the famous Kaiyuan Temple where is quite near to my home. After a casual walk through the commercial street, we reach the Kaiyuan Road and hit a very very heavy traffic jam 😐 . Yeah many Teochiu came back home at Spring Festival Holiday,also the huge number of the tourists from Canton, HK, East Asia countries ….
OK, Let’s get into the Kaiyuan Temple….
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Apr 2nd, 2009 | Filed under Tour

Back to My hometown – Part 1
Searching the root of Teochiu

Chaozhou (Chinese: 潮州; pinyin: Cháozhōu; Wade-Giles: Ch’ao²-chou¹; literally “Tide Prefecture”; usually spelled Chiu Chow in the US and Hong Kong), also widely known by its Postal map spelling Teochew, is a prefecture-level city in eastern Guangdong province, People’s Republic of China. It borders Shantou to the south, Jieyang to the southwest, Meizhou to the northwest, the province of Fujian to the east, and the South China Sea to the southeast. It has an area of 3,614 square kilometers and a population of 2,500,000

–Wikipedia.org

After being far away from my hometown, Chao Zhou nearly for five years,  I suddenly have a will to find the root of myself. And thanks to one my good friend Galacy wanna to take a tour to my hometown, Chaozhou , I have a chance to review my “profile” and look at this place at another point. Read more…

Apr 1st, 2009 | Filed under Tour

Browser From Google for Linux is coming~(keep trying)

We are looking forward the new Browser from Google for a long-long time. And finally we got Chrome Browser, but for Windows only… 😐 Though Google promise that the Linux version will come soon. So all we can do is waiting…
For an accident, I found this project is actually working ! Via Ubuntu Tweak, I find a familiar name “Chromium Browser”, and the familiar icon… Maybe that is the Google Browser for Linux~
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Mar 17th, 2009 | Filed under Information, Technique

White Day is coming and the 12 lovers’ days in a year…

How about your Valentine’s Day last month,Guys? The White Day is coming. And do you know what is the meaning of the White Day? And how about the other 11 days which are related with the “14th”?
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Mar 11th, 2009 | Filed under English learning, Information
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