China’s First Emperor and his Terracotta Warriors

Little was known about Qin Shihuangdi (259 BC – 210 BC) until his astonishing army of life-sized terracotta warriors was discovered in 1974 by some farmers while building a well in Xi’an, China. Still not fully excavated, the Terracotta Army is estimated to number more than 8,000 figures, including 400 chariot horses and 300 cavalry…

Valentine’s Day & Chinese New Year: Only happens every 57 years

Well, the countdown to the Chinese New Year is coming closer as we speak! And I just can’t wait to see my relatives for the get-together! I thought it was pretty cool that the Chinese New Year this year is on the same day as Valentine’s Day, what I didn’t realize until recently that it…