蓝 - lan -blue
Generally blue has a negative connotation. Opera characters with blue make-up are usually ghosts 👻 or bad characters. The wearing of blue flowers or ribbons in the hair is considered unlucky. Blue eyes, considered beautiful in the West, are very rare among Han Chinese. 👀
However a bluebird is the messenger from the gods, principally associated with the Queen Mother of the West 🔵
Pure blue is an expensive dye and for centuries a blueish-green was all that was available, this is called 青 qīng the character is used in the name of Qinghai province after the color of the lake from which it takes its name. As in other cultures separate words for ‘blue’ and ‘green’ were not originally used, qing was used for both colors. The cobalt blue that gave the deep pure color to porcelain glazes only became available in the Yuan dynasty when it was imported from Persia.🎎
Kuixing the god of examinations is painted with a blue face and as he committed suicide, he is not a particularly lucky figure 📃
Studying into the night was called to ‘study under the blue lamp’ and blue was the color associated with scholars; It was used as the color for the sedan chairs of one grade of senior officials.📜
САМОЕ КИТАЙСКОЕ МЕСТО ОКАЗАЛОСЬ В ЯПОНИИ, а не в Китае.
Когда речь заходит о Китае, мне сразу представляются красные здания с золотыми драконами на фасадах. Но в Шанхае таких зданий нам не встретилось. Оказывается, что такой архитектурный стиль присущ больше Пекину, чем Шанхаю. И Мавзолей Конфуция в Нагасаки (Япония) оказался самым "китайским" зданием по моей версии. Этот храм , который находится на земле, официально принадлежащей КНР. Он был построен из материалов, привезенных из Китая, и работали над его возведением тоже китайцы. Это единственный в мире конфуцианский храм, который построили китайцы за пределами своей родины. Храм выполнен в красно-желтой цветовой гамме, его территория окружена стеной из красного кирпича. Рядом с храмом расположен пруд с мостиком из белого мрамора. Во внутреннем дворе мавзолея установлены 72 каменные статуи по числу учеников Конфуция, а в главном зале находится изваяние самого учителя.
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5 Swap Strategies to Deal with Perfectionism⠀
While many of us think, perfectionism is a positive trait to have, it can actually be a very nasty troublemaker to our lives. There is nothing wrong with having high standards and quality awareness. However, perfectionism can be a dangerous thing, holding us back and often making us stand in our own way killing all potential for creativity.⠀
Here’s how you can start shifting your mindset:⠀
Swap ☔️detail for the 🌞big picture: Instead of focusing on every little detail, allow some room for creativity.⠀
Swap ☔️control for 🌞trust: Try to believe others will do a good job and delegate.⠀
Swap ☔️mistakes for 🌞successes: Concentrate on your achievements, rather than focusing on failures.⠀
Swap ☔️criticism for 🌞kindness: Instead of being overly demanding with yourself and others around you, try to be kind.⠀
Swap ☔️completing for 🌞starting: Trust on the process and just get going, rather than meticulously planning and only having the result in mind.⠀
Perfectionists tend to be perfect procrastinators. Instead of putting off something simply because you're afraid of failure and being too critical with yourself, just do it. And remember: DONE IS BETTER THAN PERFECT.⠀
“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”—Confucius⠀
Everything that’s ever been done by a human - ever, by anyone - is by definition a ‘human capability’.
Every unbelievable athletic feat, mastery of music, performances of art. Enduring of the most unimaginable conditions, conquering the most deadly terrain. Creating the most incredible technology, writing books that have lasted thousands of years. All done by humans. All human capabilities.
Not much to add to this, just a thought from a fellow human. A good reminder when making plans and dreaming big. There is no potential like human potential.
2 439 hours ago
Hoje recebi um e-mail que dizia “conhecimento que é partilhado cresce e conhecimento que não é compartilhado desaparece ...”. Esta é uma das razões que todos os meses nos leva a fazer cursos e workshop de Feng Shui no Museu Oriente em Lisboa. O mais importante é compreendermos que o Feng Shui é uma ciência com uma metodologia própria (independentemente das escolas, mais clássicas ou mais NewAge) que estuda o modo como a energia da envolvente que entra pela sua casa vai beneficiar a vida das pessoas, a nível pessoal ou material. É uma disciplina do ramo das metafísicas chinesas mas estuda espaço, a característica do espaço gera comportamento, já diz a psicologia ambiental á mais de um século. O Feng Shui por seu lado é estudado á mais de 5 séculos. Por ser uma ferramenta muito poderosa de transformação numa interação entre: espaço, pessoas e resultados ao longo do tempo. #fengshuilifestyle#fengshui#arquitetura#decoracaodeinteriores#escolas#museudooriente#newage#confucius#tao
Tattoo is definitely a form of modern art. But how did it come about? Here are some things you should know for the next pub quiz. Also, thanks for the inspiration @tiny.tatts 🖤
1. Way back (and we’re talking centuries), tattoo liquid was made by mixing coal dust with urine. Unfortunately no record was made of how this surprising essence duo came into being.
2. Philosopher Confucius was against tattoos as he believed that human body is a gift. However, China’s stone sculptures depict men with tattoos on their faces as early as the III century BC.
3. The most tattooed person is 100% tattooed. Lucky Diamond Rich, born 1971, has tattoos covering his entire body, including the inside of his eyelids, mouth, ears and foreskin.
4. Your skin gets pierced with a tattoo machine between 50 and 3000 times per minute when getting a tattoo. Ouch.
5. Black is the easiest tattoo colour to get rid off with laser. Green and yellow are the most difficult to remove. Just, you know, keep that in mind! ❗️PS: make it .ART: mytattoo.art available for purchase among other amazing ink domains. Link in bio ❗️
"It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get." Confucius