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Banyan tree


The material for this post was shared by my dad during a family trip to India 10 years ago 🙂

Banyan trees have special significance in Asian countries.
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Vines drop down from branches and join and grow into the trunk, thereby enlarging the tree.
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This results in a sturdy tree with thick roots.

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This tree is significant because of the importance of family in Eastern cultures.
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As children grow up, marry, and have children, they’re not just starting new homes, but enlarging the family. Staying connected.
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Happy Chinese New Year!


Here are some decorations made by the kindergarten kids in the daycare where I work 🙂

A whole wall of color!
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There are these masks/puppets of lions, dragons, and fish, with paper streamers.
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Hung all around are strings with mini lanterns and paper cutouts.

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Tiger in the middle


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Bee, bull, dragon


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Pig, bull, sheep, dragon


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Fan, dog, flower, fish


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Flower, tiger, rat, horse


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Bee, butterfly, rooster


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Bird, fish, pineapple

And lastly, a row of Chinese boys and girls.
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Happy Chinese New Year: Gong Hei Fat Choy!

Spot of tea?


A cozy read on tea in different countries!

This is What a Cup of Tea Looks Like in 22 Different Countries

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