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| Twelve Zodiacs - Rat

Posted by admin at 2005, October 5, 8:56 PM
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Rat: The Year of Snake is not a good year for a carefree rat. The live-day-by-day attitude sounds no good, so better prepare for difficult times. It could be a tough year as your personality fights with circumstances. Always be diligent, for loss might be on the cards. Years: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020 Overview - This will be a difficult year for Rats. You may lose significant amounts of money and investments if they are managed carelessly. If you expect and demand anything this year, chances are that you will lose more than you stand to gain. It is best to be confident, clear minded and cautious. Work - You will see success at work if you stick to your course and don't ask for too much. You are the type of person that every organization needs to be a ...

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| China, the World's Capital - New York Times

Posted by admin at 2005, October 5, 8:16 PM
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By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Published: May 22, 2005KAIFENG, ChinaAs this millennium dawns, New York City is the most important city in the world, the unofficial capital of planet Earth. But before we New Yorkers become too full of ourselves, it might be worthwhile to glance at dilapidated Kaifeng in central China.Kaifeng, an ancient city along the mud-clogged Yellow River, was by far the most important place in the world in 1000. And if you've never heard of it, that's a useful warning for Americans - as the Chinese headline above puts it, in a language of the future that many more Americans should start learning, "glory is as ephemeral as smoke and clouds."As the world's only superpower, America may look today as if global domination is an entitlement. But if you look back at the sweep of hist ...

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| Traditions and Customs

Posted by admin at 2005, October 5, 4:04 AM
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England, like every other established culture, has many traditions and customs. England is now considered very 'modern' and some people go so far as to say that the country is beyond 'traditions'. This is not correct in my opinion as the historical value of a tradition permeates society in ways that are not always obvious to begin with.

When the English think of themselves, some stereotypical traditions and customs tend to spring to mind first. Drinking Tea, eating fish and chips, being very polite and red london Buses are just some of these. Royalty, bowler hats and cricket are some others but how many people know about Guy Fawkes? How many people understand why English people lose an hour of their lives every year while they sleep? Does everyone realise the Queen of England celebrates two different Birthdays?

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| English Family Life

Posted by admin at 2005, September 27, 3:54 PM
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There is no doubt that the modern English family is very different to any families of the past. There has been a steady rise in the number of single-person households in England, the numbers ranging from 15% in the 1970s to 30% in 2000. Many estimations state that in a further 30 years, there will be more single than married people in England. Not so long ago, this would have been seen as completely unacceptable by English standards. Much like some developing countries today, the English men and  women of the past got married and then stayed married. Divorce was tricky, socially frowned upon and very expensive. It also took a long time to complete, the combination of which was enough to put most people off the thought.Of course, 'modern' views on marriage are very different. Many ...

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| English Do's and Dont's

Posted by admin at 2005, September 26, 3:33 AM
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In England we have a popular term; "Do's and Dont's". This basically means a list of things one should or should not do in a given situation. Here is a fun list of things to consider when in England or dealing with English people! When in England:- Do pay as you consume - Pay for drinks as you order them at bars and pubs! This is not necessary in restaurants, but is vital in anywhere more informal such as a pub or club bar.- Do say 'Excuse me' - If someone gets in your way or you accidentally bump into someone this little phrase will instantly diffuse any worry and will usually get you a smile! It's also a good way to make someone get out of your way.- Do wait in line - A very particular thing in England is forming queues (a line of people waiting for something). For example, you want ...

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