Made in China

I often hear people comment about EVERYTHING made in China and sometimes even hear “that crap” comes from China.

I guess I am a little sensitive to comments like that after having lived there. I love China and the culture and people and appreciate so much the labor and skill that goes in to much of what comes from China. There is so much we don’t know or understand.

I regularly get posts and news of artisans making, creating or perfecting their handiwork. There are so many unique things made in China. The Chinese people are VERY talented and highly skilled at what they do!

Here are just a few examples that I’ve enjoyed lately.

Spring Festival is right around the corner and 2017 is the YEAR of the Rooster so many things are rooster themed…

A rooster carving from butter!


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Roosters handprinted on eggs

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Rooster from palm

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16142313_1412036938848119_3179407608588392621_nA rooster in the snow on a football field at a University in Northern China

And then there’s the light festivals that are so elaborate

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And the snow and ice carvings that take weeks to do ( I have seen these in person and it’s amazing)


How about this art work done with a ball point pen? I LOVE these.

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This is just a small taste…

I am missing China so much these days as I talk to my friends and see these pictures. Spring Festival aka Chinese New Year was one of my MOST favourite times to be there.



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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

2 thoughts on “Made in China”

  1. Wow!! That rooster carved from butter is way too cool! I have heard of ice sculptures, but never butter sculptures! How neat! Wait… GRAINS TOO?! That’s absolutely amazing! This talent… astounds me! Thank you for sharing this!

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