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The History and Idea behind Chinese Paper Offerings and the Variety of Paper Goodies!

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The Chinese festival of Qing Ming (清明節 Qingming Jie) just passed a few days ago. This is the time of the year where Chinese would pay respects to their dearly departed relatives and ancestors by visiting and cleaning up their tombs, and to offer both paper offerings and food. Historically, the ancient Chinese (around the time of Confucius and before) …

Postcards

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“The postcard is one of the best medium of communication.” This was one of the many wise words that came from a friend when we were out hunting for nice looking postcards. According to him, he sends postcards to several friends on a regular basis, even though he speaks to some of them on a regular basis. I was quite …