Hey everyone hope you doing well 😉
Over the past couple of months, I have done a course in Chinese language and culture. I’m done with my 1st semester and one thing that has fascinated me since i started the course is how rich and diverse the culture is.
I just cannot have enough of the mythical stories behind the many festivals. The story I enjoyed the most was the Legend of the moon cake-The Mid Autumn Festival. I think their food the food architecture and the scenery is amazing and I am just blown away. And no I have not set foot in China yet. I am hoping to do that soon or better yet I am going to do that soon.
I along with my classmates got the opportunity to celebrate the spring festival Chinese New Year in February where i ate dumplings and more dumplings… 😉 .That’s the preferred meal during the Spring festival.
I like the way the culture is somehow in tune with nature, the zodiac signs with the 12 animals. During the entire course I could not stop thinking about two animals that were mentioned i.e. the Tiger King of the animals and Giant Panda– a national treasure in China. These are the equivalent of Kenya’s Big Five animals. They stood out because in the world today Tigers and Pandas are endangered animals.
According to the WORLD WILDLIFE FUND, Wild tiger numbers are at an all-time low. We have lost 97% of wild tigers in just over a century. Tigers may be one of the most revered animals, but they are also vulnerable to extinction. As few as 3,200 exist in the wild today
Panda even with their relative lack of natural predators are endangered. Severe threats from humans have left fewer than 1,600 pandas in the wild.
I think these are amazing animals that need our protection fo the sake of future generations.