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Tea tasting and Chinese Calligraphy Lesson

Hi! This is Sunny from Intern China Zhuhai Office. Last Wednesday, we organized a calligraphy lesson for our interns. The teacher is my friend who is interested in Chinese traditional culture so much and has been practising for more than 30 years.
When we arrived at his office, he showed tea culture to us first, we tasted 3 different of tea first, he showed us how to make Kongfu Tea (功夫茶) and how to taste it.

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InternChina- Zhuhai interns tasting traditional Kongfu Tea

KongFu tea, is not a name of a kind of tea but a drinking way and a culture. The procedures require skills and patience. These years it’s very popular in Japan and South Korea.

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InternChina- Traditional Kongfu Tea ceremony

“Wow, so good!”

After the Tea tasting, we started our calligraphy class.

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InternChina- Zhuhai interns getting a calligraphy lesson
InternChina-The-Zhuhai-interns-practicing-their-new-calligraphy-skills!
InternChina- The Zhuhai interns practicing their new calligraphy skills!
InternChina-A-traditional-Chinese-calligraphy-brush-pen
InternChina- A traditional Chinese calligraphy brush pen

Firstly ,the teacher briefed us the history of Chinese calligraphy. introduced us “文房四宝”( Four Treasures of Calligraphy)—笔(bǐ, brush-pen),

墨(mò,ink), 纸( zhǐ,paper), 砚(yàn,ink stone)

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InternChina- Traditional calligraphy ink stone

笔(bǐ, brush-pen),how to handle a brush pen

 

 

Karl’s first time trying ,but she was good at it. Jamie is not too bad at it 🙂

This is me, not bad at all! Right?! For our office. You will see it when you come to Intern China’s Zhuhai office.

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InternChina-The Zhuhai office has some new calligraphy wall art!

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Xunzi (荀子) 不闻不若闻之,闻之不若见之,见之不若知之,知之不若行之。学至于行而止矣。

Chun Lian (春联)

Suny
Intern China