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What Should You Give Your Domestic Helper for Chinese New Year?

Kung Hei Fat Choy (恭喜發財) !  Chinese New Year is around the corner and it is now time to get everything in order for entering the Year of the Rat!  Chinese New Year celebrations are not only about the big feasts and good wishes but more importantly, the essence of family and sharing. Many of us have formed close bonds with our domestic helpers, who, in a way, become a part ...

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How to Make Glutinous Rice Balls for Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice, or Dōngzhì Festival, is one of the traditional Chinese festivals and also one of the twenty-four solar terms. It falls on or around December 22nd every year. AS early as 770-476 BC, also known as the Spring and Autumn Period in ancient Chinese history, some famous physician named Zhang Zhongjing of the Eastern Han Dynasty figured out the point of Winter Solstice. On that day, daytime ...

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6 Ways to Manage your Domestic Helper During Hong Kong Protests

While it is understandable that the on-going protests in Hong Kong have inevitably interfered your daily life and you may need your domestic helper to work flexible hours, the protests are not a reason for you to exploit her. In a press statement released on 28 August, the Filipino Migrant Workers’ Union (FMWU) points out that some employers have been using the city’s spontaneous protest schedule as an excuse ...

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