Category Archives: Blog of the Month

Chinese Guest-Host Relations

In China, there is a greater emphasis on pleasing the guest than respecting the ways of the host. For example, in the West it would be rude for a guest to not ask permission to smoke inside a home, whereas … Continue reading

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Why Should You Learn a New Language?

I grew up as a child of mixed descent, containing a rainbow of ethnicities ranging from American, Vietnamese, Mexican, Scottish, and French. My parents are both bilingual: my father speaks Spanish in addition to English and my mother speaks Vietnamese. … Continue reading

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Chinese Culture: Go Chess

Interested in learning a fun, new game?  Interested in learning more about Chinese culture? Learn how to play “Go!”  This two-player board game originated over 2,500 years ago in China.  In the ancient time, Go was used to train soldiers … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from BCLC!

Here at BCLC, we are celebrating the winter holidays. And while we love Christmas and New Year’s just as much as anyone else, we especially love Tết, the Vietnamese New Year. What is Tết? Tết is the celebration of the … Continue reading

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How can you celebrate American Thanksgiving, “the Asian way?”

Source: Food & Wine Magazine Besides the captivating historical story about the first Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving dinner is an important tradition the American celebration.  Roasted turkey and stuffing are the must-have dishes for Thanksgiving, but here are several ways you can make … Continue reading

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What are you going to be for Halloween this year?

Just as mid-Autumn Moon Festival is a holiday that children in East Asia look forward to, Halloween is another fun celebration that is gaining popularity in Asia.  Introduced to Asia by Americans, it’s common nowadays to see people in Asia … Continue reading

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Time To Celebrate MidAutumn Festival

Source: Google Whoever has grown up in Southeast Asia will never forget how they celebrate MidAutumn Festival. It is one of the most important and fun festivals of all when I was a kid. The festival has three fundamental meanings … Continue reading

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