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Life as Sime Darby Scholar (Part 2) : World Cultural Day @ Beijing Language and Culture University

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Hey guys! So, many of you asked me about the cultural event in BLCU and I promised to write about it. So, here goes! The post is finally here. Sorry for the delay.

What happens is every* university in China has an event called the “World Cultural Day” where there will be booths from every country and the students from each of these countries showcasing their culture, food and tradition. In my university, it was a huge event because there are thousands of students from all over the world! Name any country and there will be students studying here. Our morning started out beautifully as we were all dressed in traditional outfits.

 

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The event started with a parade of people wearing their traditional outfits.

 

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And continued with performances by representatives from each country and everyone would visit different booths to try different food, play games and watch performances.

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This was the Malaysian food sample, called “Burgerdeal” given out.

Then we walked around the whole field and just take selfies and pictures!!

 

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 The booths are beautifully decorated. The pictures below are booths and exhibitions from ‘Macedonia’ , ‘Macau’ , ‘Thailand’, ‘Korea’

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So, basically it was.. booth selfie selfie booth booth games selfie selfie booth booth games selfie selfie selfie selfie selfie selfie.. (you get it, right?)

 

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(with Lingyi Lu/ Lulu from China)

 

We also have a section where other students were given the opportunity to try Malaysian traditional clothes. The beautiful girl from Kirgystan  decided to try the baju kurung and tudung, and here my Syrian friend in Baju Melayu.

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Now, I am just going to show you pictures. Enjoy!

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(Friends from Saudi Arabia dressed in traditional clothes)

 

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(people from all walks of life)

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(with the Korean mascot)

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(with the beautiful Malaysian babes)

This guy from Egypt, I would say, had the best looking costume! He looks awesome doesn’t he?

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All in all, I felt that this was a wonderful exposure. We received French Kisses from the France booth, Belgium Chocolates, sushi, champagne and so much more! I would gladly say that it was one of the best experiences ever.

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Travelling in China : Yong He Gong/Lama Temple

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Travelling in China : Yong He Gong/Lama Temple

Hey my awesome and beautiful readers. So, here goes, as many of you asked, I will be writing about popular places to visit in China! I have been there for about a year now and I love everything China has to offer, from the environment to SHOPPING!!

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Today’s post is about the Yonghe Temple, also known as the “Yonghe Lamasery”, or popularly even as “Lama Temple”. It is a temple and monastery of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism located in the Dongcheng District of Beijing. Its easily reached as it has its own subway stop known as  雍和宫站 (Yonghegong zhan) Line 2 and Line 5, along the second ring road.

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 (picture:entrance of the Lama temple)

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(picture:it was autumn when we went so, there are no leaves on the trees and it was pretty cold)

This temple has beautiful architecture and many people come here to pray as it is said to be one of the most beautiful and powerful temples in Beijing. This temple also houses a very beautiful Buddha statue decked in yellow cloth. At the foot of the Buddha, a lot of offerings can be seen.

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 (picture:the breath-taking statue of Buddha)

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(picture:the tower)

The art work is very fine and the colours are so vibrant and cheerful! The entrance fee is 25RMB per person(September 2013) , can be paid at the ticketing counters at the entrance. Upon paying, you will receive a DVD the size of your palm explaining to you about the temple and you will also receive a huge bunch of incense sticks.

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There will be a big fire at every ‘hall’ where you can light your incense sticks and proceed to pray. There are five main halls which are separated by courtyards: the Hall of the Heavenly Kings ( Tian Wang Dian or Devaraja Hall), the Hall of Harmony and Peace (Yonghegong), theHall of Everlasting Protection (Yongyoudian), the Hall of the Wheel of the Law (Falundian), and the Pavilion of Ten Thousand Happinesses (Wanfuge).

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 (picture:people are lighting their incense sticks)

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(picture: stools are provided for those who want to pray)

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(picture:a monk walking out of one of the halls)

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After praying and taking a fair share of pictures, “selfies” and “wefies”, we decided to go for food nearby.

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….which I believe was the highlight of the day. There are many shops nearby but, it could be quite expensive because the temple is a tourist spot. If you dont mind spending an extra buck or two, the hop into any shop because the food here was simply DIVINE!

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We decided to have hotdogs, cheesedog, tuna hotdog, mixed meat hotdog and after deciding that we were not full yet, we decided to have desert!!! It was an awesome experience and its easily one of the most beautiful places in China!

Hope you enjoyed reading my post! Stay tuned for more Happylicious stuff from me! and do remember to join my Giveaway. It starting real soon!! Till we meet again. Sayonara! Anyeong!

If you know of any beautiful places to visit, or if you have something to say or an experience to share,or even if you want to know if the hotdog had enough cheese on it, do let me know in the comments below! I’d be more than happy to know what my readers love to read!

And..if there are any requests on any place that you want me to write about, do drop me a comment below! *hugs and kisses*