In China there is a popular term called ‘bai fu mei’ which literally translates to white, rich and beautiful. This is what Chinese women aspire to become. In this episode CiCi and Carmen from Off the Great Wall will teach your how to differentiate between a baifumei and a diaosi (loser).
For those of you who hasn’t make it to Haute Holiday earlier this week, below is your skip-the-line holiday shopping guide and what not to miss out tomorrow, Sunday Dec 9th at Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Ave.
- The doors open at 12 pm and you are warmly welcomed with free 1 hour 1800 Tequila cocktails
- While crossing all your beloved ones off your holiday shopping list, how about get some treats for yourself as well? There are free makeover by professional make up artists — variety of trendy eye shadow shades, false lash, brow bar, hair style, hair extension, and nail arts.
- There are plenty of interesting and unique products that your relatives and friends would love — limited addition jewelry at sample sales price, custom made handbags, hand made shoes and more.
- And of course don’t forget to book your tickets for next season brand new Shen Yun performances in Lincoln Center. Witnessing the Renaissance of 5,000 years old civilization is surely unforgettable experience and one of a kind gift.
In this episode CiCi is joined by Ben Hedges, host of Learn Chinese Now, to go over some essential Mandarin Chinese vocabulary for ordering food in Chinese restaurants. Ben and CiCi order Kung Pao Chicken and Mapo Toufu, two classic Chinese dishes from Sichuan province.
Today I like to introduce you to an ancient Chinese meditation called Falun Dafa or Falun Gong. They believe in truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance, which are the true essences of traditional Chinese culture. On May 11, 2012, more than 2,000 Falun Gong practitioners from around the world gathered on the square in front of the United Nations in New York City to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the public introduction of Falun Dafa.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline for mind and body. The practice involves slow, gentle movements and meditation. Its principles are based on Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
The practice began in China in 1992 and quickly spread by word of mouth throughout China and then beyond. Falun Gong is practiced by over 100 million people in more than 100 countries.
Winter brings all the dryness — American doctors name dry skin as the major skin care problem in winter. But did you know that South Africans are even more concern with dryness, because of the harsh climate and long time exposure to sun. Therefore, we are heading to RAIN Africa, my challenge is to solve the dryness problem and to unveil to you African beauty secrets, and give you first hand information.
In Africa, rain gives life and life depends on it. The cycle of the season is born into all living things, young and old. Rain is the gift that brings simple wealth to the plains, villages and mountains. Rain is refreshing in the still heat of the day; it cools the thirsty land, awakens the senses and sharpens the aromas of the bush. The dry wind brings the gift that African people can smell, a gift that is a cause for celebration. The Sotho people use the words ‘Khotso Pula Nala’ meaning peace, rain and abundance as their traditional greeting.
The African Landscape, so blessed with abundance, is the source and inspiration for our bath and body products. The time honoured secrets of indigenous flora and medicinal plants are gathered from the various plant regions blended into the Rain products. Kalahari Melon oil with its water retentive properties from the desert region, Baobab oil from the bushveld, Mongongo nut oil from the midlands, Marula oil and Mafura butter from the lowveld, along with palm butter, tropical coconut and castor oils, delicately perfumed aromatic and essential plant oils, our products uplift body and spirit.
Rain products are intensively handmade. They create employment and opportunity where millions have no work and no hope. Each product wears, as a badge of honour, its unique tribute to the maker. They ought not think of irregularity as a defect. Handmade by its very definition means a delightful uncertainty when it comes to uniformity and tangible evidence that a human hand has carefully made the item.
Time honoured african medicines have been tried and tested over thousands of years. Southern africa’s traditional healers or ‘inyangas’ have relied for centuries on the medicinal plants of the region for the ingredients of balms, tinctures, infusions and salves, gathered in the wild. The knowledge of these wise herbalists was passed on through oral tradition and today modern science has confirmed the curative value of many of south africa’s indigenous plants.
Ingredients are wild harvested from the veld by groups of women who are formed into co-operatives. These oils are refined by laboratories in France and rendered safe and highly suitable for cosmetic use. We have made use of kalahari melon, marula, mongongo nut, baobab and mafura butters throughout our african spa range.
This range offers scrubs, muds, butters, masks, soaks, oils — a veritable pantry from which to feed and nourish your skin in the privacy of your home or via professional spa or salon use. Their african spa range is founded on the age-old wisdom of african herbalists and perfected by contemporary botanical scientific research.
RAIN Africa at Rockefeller Center
59 West 49th Street between 5th and 6th Ave
New York, NY, 10112
Monday — Friday: 10am — 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am — 8 pm
Sunday: 12 am — 7 pm
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Stay in touch with me! Hey there, I have the greatest gift on earth for you this holiday! You don’t believe or don’t know what it is yet? Here’s what other famous people have talked about it… So now you know what I’m talking about. Shen Yun Performing Arts is for sure the greatest show on earth. They are so breathtaking and full with positive energy. They are touring around the world with brand new performances, and will be at your city soon.
Check out their website for the ticket info. So have you seen Shen Yun yet?