American Taistealaí

An American in China.

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huffingtonpost:

In Kayabukiya sake tavern in Utsunomiya, Japan a pair of macaque monkeys serve hot towels and beer upon request after the owner realized they were such good listeners. The monkeys only work two hours per day, in accordance with Japanese laws to prevent animal abuse.

Find out other crazy places you can get a drink here.

(via newsweek)

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scmpnews:

On March 29, 1974, farmers drilling a well 25 kilometres from Xian unearthed fragments of pottery. They had stumbled across the Terracotta Army, thousands of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor. Their purpose was to protect the emperor in the afterlife and they were buried with him between 210 and 209BC. This is an in-depth look at this incredible archaeological discovery.
(SCMP Graphic: Alberto Lucas López)

scmpnews:

On March 29, 1974, farmers drilling a well 25 kilometres from Xian unearthed fragments of pottery. They had stumbled across the Terracotta Army, thousands of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor. Their purpose was to protect the emperor in the afterlife and they were buried with him between 210 and 209BC. This is an in-depth look at this incredible archaeological discovery.

(SCMP Graphic: Alberto Lucas López)

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allaboutchinese:

How many characters do you recognize? 
Let’s See!
1. 叉 chā fork
2. 食 shí food/eat
3. 刀 dāo knife
4. 蛋 dàn egg
5. 菜 cài vegetable/dish
6. 果 guǒ fruit/outcome
7. 猴 hóu monkey
8. 鸭 yā duck
9. 猪 zhū pig
10. 蟹 xiè crab
11. 鸟 niǎo bird
12. 鸡 jī chicken
13. 牛 niú cattle
14. 马 mǎ horse
15. 猫 māo cat
16. 鱼 yú fish
17. 羊 yáng sheep
18. 汤 tāng soup
19. 木 mù wood
20. 面 miàn face/surface/powder
21. 水 shuǐ water
22. 酒 jiǔ alcohol
23. 茶 chá tea
24. 点心 diǎnxīn dessert
25. 壶 hú pot
26. 杯 bēi cup
27. 花 huā flower
28. 碗 wǎn bowl
29. 椅 yǐ chair
30. 桌 zhuō desk, table

allaboutchinese:

How many characters do you recognize? 

Let’s See!

1. 叉 chā fork

2. 食 shí food/eat

3. 刀 dāo knife

4. 蛋 dàn egg

5. 菜 cài vegetable/dish

6. 果 guǒ fruit/outcome

7. 猴 hóu monkey

8. 鸭 yā duck

9. 猪 zhū pig

10. 蟹 xiè crab

11. 鸟 niǎo bird

12. 鸡 jī chicken

13. 牛 niú cattle

14. 马 mǎ horse

15. 猫 māo cat

16. 鱼 yú fish

17. 羊 yáng sheep

18. 汤 tāng soup

19. 木 mù wood

20. 面 miàn face/surface/powder

21. 水 shuǐ water

22. 酒 jiǔ alcohol

23. 茶 chá tea

24. 点心 diǎnxīn dessert

25. 壶 hú pot

26. 杯 bēi cup

27. 花 huā flower

28. 碗 wǎn bowl

29. 椅 yǐ chair

30. 桌 zhuō desk, table

(via mkinchina)