Images of Changzhou Tianning Temple 千年古刹 | ColorChallenge

真正的平静,不是避开车马喧嚣,而是在心中修篱种菊。
尽管如流往事,每一天都涛声依旧,只要我们消除执念,便可寂静安然。
愿每个人,在纷呈世相中不会迷失荒径,可以端坐磐石上,醉倒落花前。

Remembering my last visit to Changzhou Tianning Temple this summer in #fridayblue on #colorchallenge contest.

This sky blue temple picture is taken with my Nikon D7000 camera. I found peace when standing at the foot of the temple especially that day the whether is quite good. After I took this picture, an old man said to me that it is not polite to take the pictures of the temple and Buddha. Something bad will happen when people are taking photos with the Buddha. I am scared by his words. I just enjoy taking pictures as my hobby. The whole temple looks amazing under the azure sky. So I took out my camera and captured the moment. Then I never show this picture to others.

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Hi Steemit Friends, this is my entry for ColorChallenge initiated by @kalemandra. The color for Friday is Skyblue. Here’s the detail for ColorChallenge. I like to share my traveling experience through different stories with my pictures. Continue Reading

Images of Nantong Wolf Mountain 心诚则灵 | ColorChallenge

世界上大概只有华人是以红为囍。
红代表美满,代表温暖,代表春。
中国人的世界里,所有美好的事情都会掠过一抹红。红唇、红烛、红盖头,当然还有红包,都是祝福和对美满的期待。

Remembering my last visit to Nantong Wolf Mountain this summer in #mondayred on #colorchallenge contest. The Wolf Mountain is in south area of Nantong, where I was born and raised. I really admire the historic temples at the top of the mountain. And it is one of the famous eight little Buddhist Mountains.

这个系列拍摄于南通狼山,八小佛山之首。南通是我的故乡,一个有着丰厚文化气息的城市。

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I captured an old man climbing to the top on steep stairs holding a red plastic bag with a walking stick. That is why I named the series as “Sincerity can work Wonders”. Many young people including me choose a cable car ride, rather than hiking to the top. But this old man is trying hard to climb the stairs with his walking stick. In the red plastic bag, there are joss sticks and candles. He may be climb to the temple of the top to pray for his son or wife. It means best wishes to his family and friends.

我最喜欢的是这张照片,这位老爷爷左手拄着拐杖,右手拎着红色的马夹袋,步履蹒跚的准备登顶狼山,手上的袋子里装着香烛,应该是要到到山顶的寺庙里为他的妻儿朋友敬香祈福。很多年轻人,像我这类,都倾向于走缆车直接登顶,也不会自备香烛,所以我给这组照片命名为“心诚则灵”。

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To Travel Is To Live: 初冬,扬州,青普文化行馆 【亮点自寻】

Can you believe that it is Christmas Eve now, and it has only a couple days away from New Year. It is early winter here in Yangzhou where the whether is much warmer than Suzhou. Sad to say, the winter here has no snow here all this weekend. The leaves are green as spring is here. Right now we don’t have any snow here, and I am not complaining at all. I still enjoy the sunshine in the winter. And I wish you Merry Christmas! I hope you have a great day surrounded by the people you love the most and you have an amazing start of 2018.

苏州大概有了一丢丢冬季的感觉,来了扬州青普文化行馆休假,发现扬州真是温暖如春啊。这周每天都是暖洋洋的太阳,真希望快点下雪,银装素裹的小筑会更美。早上醒来发现阳光明媚,揣着单反到行馆使劲拍了拍,然而连落英缤纷都没有,倒是有一片绿油油的竹林,还有一些常青树,一副春意盎然的样子。Anyway, 冬天已经来了,下雪还会远吗?

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这里是古籍智慧之光的手作空间,文化导师是边城书店主理人。古籍于我们的生活虽是一种遥远的存在,但她曾经是古人生活中不可缺少的一部分,承载着厚重的文化与生活细节。边城书店的主理人坚守 自己的情怀,跟着他探秘“古籍的世界”,触摸古籍的温度,了解如何分辨古籍真伪,聆听辗转于历代文人之手的书香故事,跟老师学习了古籍修复跟古籍灯的制作,点燃古籍智慧之光。 Continue Reading

To Travel Is To Live: 山水胜处,艺文养心,难忘的时光

山水胜处,天地之间,艺文养心,回归原初。

Life is so short, hurry to see everything wonderful and everywhere beautiful. After 5-day really hard and boring work from Monday to Friday, I want to run away somewhere I can rest at ease. The weather is warm under the sunshine this December. It is a good chance to have fun outdoor.

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My son is too young to go on long journey. The best way to travel with him is to find a place in a great mountain, and have some rest there. It is believed that traveling to Yangzhou in March is enjoyable experience. My friend invites me to Qingpu in Yangzhou. I love this hotel built besides Shouxi Lake. It is a great place for families and lovers. Have you been to Yangzhou? Look at my photos from above, it feels great when having a cup of tea under the sunshine.

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The story of Yangzhou will continue. Don’t forget to have a visit.

周六自驾从苏州到扬州,古人烟花三月下扬州,现在十二月也是万里无云的好天气,度假好时机。现在娃比较小,适应不了一路奔波的行程,最适合我们的度假方式就是在大山里吃吃睡睡闭关几天,所以青普文化行馆比较适合,他家包含了丰富的艺文活动,自助早餐,简约的午餐,可以在行馆一直宅到地老天荒。

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这家行馆按照人数收费啦,人均1000元/天,坐落瘦西湖边半山腰,占地面积很大很大,但是客房总共只有20间,各类手作空间,茶咖空间占地比较多,各类服务都有种私人定制的范儿,老板是私奔的那位王功权~我们周五晚上下班后出发,开着山路九曲十八弯到达这里已经十点多,行馆工作人员还是在停车场等待迎接帮忙搬行李。

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进入客房,迎面的茶几上,有细心的工作人员给我们准备的红枣银耳羹和小点心,附着一张字条。似乎现在的酒店都流行手写字条,为了让客户有宾至如归的感觉吧?这家值得夸的是,这字体是我见过最好看的一次了,也没有很矫情的写英文。不过,你们至于给我冠夫姓么? Continue Reading

智化凌绝顶 一览众生相 【Eagle Eye 】

“人工智能”概念异常之火爆,从阿里到旷视(Face++),从政府到各类孵化器,新一轮的狂欢又将启程。最近接触了一帮致力于从事人脸识别项目的朋友,了解到了这个行业的一些情况,有点细思极恐。

(最近各种活动好多的,上周在凯宾斯基酒店拍的)
从产业应用上来说,今后人脸的识别将在社会公区机场、车站、院校、酒店全线上演。 Continue Reading

你们先嗨,有事先走了 [全程马赛克]

如今铺天盖地的企业管理学习班,前段时间也莫名其妙地被加入其中,美其名曰——总裁班。

政府管理机构牵头主办,经办人电话、微信狂轰滥炸,邀你参加,“免费”、“大咖云集”,但是先交押金几万,毕业后退还。想想事情这么多,哪有时间参加这个。可终究逃不掉人在江湖,人情世故导致不能回绝,耗了一周左右的时间还是应下来了。

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不知不觉,到了开学这一天。冬日的清早,一个小时从城西开到城东,到达培训地点。所以,在些日子的班级酒会上,辅导员说第一次见到我的时候,我的脸特别严肃,不亲和。——让你五点多起床,开一个小时车,上一天课,你会嗨皮到哪儿去,不打人已经很好了。

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(为了不曝光主办平台,全程马赛克)
这种班级其实和一些EMBA的课程还是有很大、很大的区别。参与者都是“企业的创始人”,大多数是刚刚起步,或者是转型期的,有的可能营业额做到了几千万,有的可能才租了个房子。我可能是当中唯一一个与众不同的,一我不是企业老板,二公司也不是创业起步期。 Continue Reading

你,总得做点什么!

历经四十年的改革开放,中国的农村和城市,人际关系还是那么得不同。

农村永远有透风的墙,有道不尽的家常和里短。所以,一个人的行为举止,以及性格乃至一生会被拿来评论,哪怕你就是平平淡淡一个庄稼汉或是乡下妇女。

有媒体人说过,伟大的作家都生活在小地方,有道理,因为小地方的故事就是多。

迄今,农村还是保持着强大的宗族体系观念,有着全面的亲属关系架构,由传统儒家思想和道德观念进行支配和维系。

修身、齐家而后治国平天下。一般人只涉及前两者,但若真能修身齐家,国自然也能平了。

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祖翁耄耋仙逝得其所,盼其早聚祖母堂

伯不归,仲肩扛。
未有叔季,姑女忙,贤婿扶中梁。
子孙孝,众来帮。
祖翁耄耋仙逝得其所,盼其早聚祖母堂。

爷爷去世了,感觉到爸爸心情很差,我也不知道怎么安慰他,都说女儿是爸爸的小棉袄,这次我却暖不了爸爸的心。因为大伯不敢回来,姑姑一直哭哭啼啼,爸爸成了顶梁柱,顶梁柱是不能哭的。

有人在爷爷去世第一天就来闹事,找我大伯,让我大伯还钱,被爸爸骂走了。大家对大伯应该都是有怨言的,爷爷在世时最疼的就是大伯的儿子,而他一家一个都没有回来,连电话都没有一个。

爸爸一直在忙里忙外,在殡仪馆工作人员给我爷爷的相框上,贴了一个黑色的花做装饰,爸爸红了眼眶,说我家老爷子不喜欢黑色,而且老爷子八十七了是寿终正寝,就算贴花也应该放红色的,直接扯掉烧了,看着爸爸一直端正的抱着爷爷的遗像,我一直在擦眼泪。

后来给爷爷封棺下葬,爸爸红着眼睛在爷爷的坟前抱怨共产党,说下葬的都是假的,就是一点骨头灰,连皮跟血都没有了,只剩下一点念想,恨恨的说这些仪式都是骗自己的,但是下一秒想起奶奶下葬的地方离这里不远,点着纸钱,喊着让我奶奶晚上来敲爷爷的门,晚上终于可以团聚了。再走到不远处大爷爷的坟前,点纸钱,说爷爷是新来的,都是自家人,一定要照应他。再强大也是一样的,当自己的亲人去世了,就开始希望这个世界有鬼。 Continue Reading

Dating with a Ghost: Drawing A Mask for Halloween 万圣节有妖约:画面具 | Hallosteem costume contest

Halloween is for sure the most funny day of the year. People all over the world will prepare the cool dressing up costumes, horrible makeup, and create the decorations at home or work places. When I was a little girl, I never heard any kinds of Halloween activities. But after I grow up, people here are more keen on western culture than our traditional ones. Now Halloween is one of my favorite days to have fun. Here in Suzhou, China, we don’t play trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. But we could go to haunted houses in the amusement park to have fun with the dressed-up ghosts, and all the commercial centers are offering great discounts to attract customers.

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I am going to write about how to create a mask for Halloween in this post. I finished drawing a mask with my son this afternoon. This colorful mask is not what I planned to draw. I want to draw something horrible. But this mask turns out to be some kind of funny. But it could also be worn on Halloween, or at some other party-like event. It is combined with great creativity with my 4-year-old son. It is inspirational!

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Here’s a picture when he is drawing the mask. How do you think about it?

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Halloween is a good chance to draw horrible masks. We could draw everything we prefer like bats, ghosts, pumpkins, monsters, and vampires. If you want to create some Halloween drawings of your own, please remember to share with me. Continue Reading

人之最难是割舍,得时惜之更不易

大人只是在忍
只是在忙着大人们的事
只是在用故作坚强来承担年龄的重任
大人们也会疼

《请回答1988》中一个场景,德善的奶奶去世,爸爸一味地忙着喝酒吹牛,而姑妈们炫耀攀比自己的戒指,而等酒席散了,大伯赶到家的那一刻,一大家子突然开始抱头痛哭。当时的旁白如上,而我现在的跪在这里的感受也是这样的,姑姑哭得一直停不下来,妈妈也一直在抹眼泪,悲伤也是有氛围的。

大概是从小觉得爷爷从来都不疼我,长大后跟爷爷一直不亲近,加上这些年爷爷有点老年痴呆,很少陪爷爷聊聊家常了。

前天我妈妈打电话给我,说我爷爷半夜的时候清醒了,唯独说让我带着Ivan回去见见他,没有提及我表哥或者表弟,听到这句我的眼眶就红了,我回复说我周末回去看他。我妈说,我爷爷可能等不到周末了,我没有太在意,总觉得爷爷最起码能撑到冬季来临,因为爷爷一个月前跟一个四十多岁的人打架都没有打输,怎么可能这么脆弱?今天早上接到电话,妈妈说,爷爷在夜里去世了,让我赶紧回去。原来是爷爷在弥留之际想见见我,而我却没有赶回去再喊他一声爷爷,赶回家的一路我都在自责。

回忆起爷爷,发现不像外公外婆那么生动形象,跟爷爷相处的记忆也总有些很多不愉快。小时候因为爸爸妈妈都忙工作,让爷爷帮忙来照应我,爷爷只顾着照应大伯的厂子,不同意。后来爷爷说让我每个月过去他那里住一两天,大伯那会开了羊毛衫厂,爷爷住在厂房大门口的小房子里做门卫,我那会被爷爷接过去睡在小小的门卫房,听爷爷一边抽水烟一边给我讲故事,大概去了第三次的时候,因为大伯家有事情,爷爷托人把我送回了家。我记得妈妈问我有没有吃饭,我说没有。后来爸爸妈妈似乎吵架了,大体意思是爷爷只顾着我大伯的儿子,什么都给他,爷爷帮他们做门卫,也不见他们给我爷爷一分钱,因为爷爷去商店买香烟,还差五毛钱,借了我所有的零花钱,大概四毛吧,后来爷爷再也不接我了。 Continue Reading