Considering I spend a good deal of time on WeiBo, China’s answer to Twitter, I’m starting a new series of posts called “Micro Blog Posts from WeiBo”.
This is the second in the Interesting Headlines series, an opportunity to practice reading and scanning through news headlines.
This is possibly the girliest essay ever written, with crystals, dolls, little elfs and pretty colors described with great rapture. The writer is describing a gift given to her by a friend, which she loved as a child.
This short tale addresses the background story behind the Chinese idiom 一暴十寒, which literally translates to “One day of sun, ten days of frost”, and which means “to bust butt for a little while and then get lazy”, or “to only work for a short time and then fail”. The story below really applies to the latter meaning. Though this is categorized as advanced, upper-intermediate readers could surely tackle this.
A short, sweet children’s essay about how umbrellas look on a rainy day. The Chinese title is 小伞花.