Friday, 29 March 2019

母親節快樂 / 媽媽節快樂 Mǔqīn jié kuàilè/ māmā jié kuàilè

If you haven't got enough hints from the shops all over is another one....It's mother's day on Sunday! Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese has always been very creative for every special occasion and we are up-cycling the candle glasses! We use the resin clay to "Repackaging" the glass and turn it into a beautiful pot or jar. 母親節快樂 / 媽媽節快樂 Mǔqīn jié kuàilè/ māmā jié kuàilè

Saturday, 16 March 2019

台灣電音三太子在愛爾蘭的表演 Taiwan's Third Prince Performance in Ireland for the St Patrick's day celebration 2019

I am very excited to tell you that Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese is proud to present our popular idol NeZha (The Third Prince) at the St Patrick's parades on the Ray D'Arcy show tonight and in the St Patrick's Festival in Bray tomorrow.

The Third Prince is an important symbol of Taiwan's "cultural diversity." in the past 400 years.  He was originally a deity in Indian Buddhism and later became an important idol within Daoism;  He's popular due to many reasons, his literary personality of rebellion & freedom and his cute appearance and energetic dance that are influenced by Japanese comic culture and American Street dance.  
The Third Prince participates in the St Patrick's Parade in the hope to promote the sharing of the rich cultural traditions of the two islands, Taiwan and Ireland.

We would like to express our gratitude towards the 5 hard working Third Princes who trained tirelessly for these performances: Rian O'Loughlin, Matt Wu, Jason Liao, Ken Peng and Derry Yeh. 

This project is sponsored by Taiwan overseas community affair council, Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese and the Taipei Representative Office in Ireland.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Saint Patrick's Day crafts 聖派翠克節 Shèng pài cuì kè jié

It is so nice to have something to celebrate about as we always sparks new ideas from each one of the different festivals.  Sunday is the annual national holiday in Ireland, St. Patrick's Day, the whole world is honoring this festival by turning green!  We have no choice but to follow the tradition. :-)
We have made some leprechaun (綠色精靈 Lǜsè jīnglíng) with dough and the origami lucky clover, lead by our classroom assistant.