AngelFish – Episode 2 – Helping Gay Mare Capones in the Philippines to Expand Her Business

Angel Fish Episode 2 - Gay Mare

The following is a blog post written by Break Diving member Gay Mare Capones, in association with the YouTube episode of AngelFish of the same name. After you read this, also view the actual episode on YouTube!

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Some Poetic Inspiration During This Pandemic

Don't Give Up

By: Abubakar Mubarak

A Break Diver in Nigeria

[Edited slightly by staff editors for clarity, paragraphs, and spelling, but in general, the English and grammar remain in the style of the author.]

I witnessed a dim-light over powered by darkness. A concrete evidence overtaken by a gibberish talk.… Read More

Read This If You Want To Learn Chinese

Chinese Writing

By: Kelly Chen

A Break Diver in Texas, USA

就由大家所知,现在越来越多的人想学习中文,中文已经算是一种国际化的语言了。因为中文的汉字复杂的结构,发音的音调与其他语言截然不同,中文也算是一门很难学的语言。刚开始学习中文你会觉得中文的每一个字似乎都不样,虽然都长的方方正正,可它的意思往往会在你的意料之外;不同的音调是中文的特色,带有个性的卷舌音,儿化音需要一个人不断的练习。刚开始学习中文的路一定不会是平坦的,这一路上一定会有些许的坎坷与磨难,你必须要有坚定的决心去克服这些困难。只要你帮自己开辟一条路,你会慢慢地发现这条路会走得越来越顺,你也会越走越远。 我从小就在中国长大,学习中文,所以我有一个牢固的基础。我会花更多的时间阅读书籍,增添我的词汇量,语法和理解能力。比较难参透的中文字就要数多音字了,你需要根据一句话里的意思分辨这个字什么时候该读什么音。告诉你们一个可以帮助你对中文增添兴趣的方法,如果你不想读一些枯燥的课本,你可以选择读一些关于中国的文化历史,传说,节日来历等等一些有趣的话题。我个人就很喜欢看一些成语故事,这样不仅能练习了阅读理解能力,还学会成语。

As everyone knows, more and more people want to learn Chinese these days, and Chinese is considered an international language.

But because of the complex structure of Chinese characters, the pronunciation that is very different from other languages, and since Chinese is also a difficult language to learn, it’s quite a challenge to get started.… Read More

Secret Writer

Journal Writing

By: Kausar Thahim

A Break Diver in Pakistan

[Edited slightly by staff editors for clarity, paragraphs, and spelling, but in general, the English and grammar remain in the style of the author.]

Once upon a time, there is a girl who lives in a very beautiful valley.… Read More

Your Enemy Is Your Friend

image of friendship

By: Ammar Dawoodi
A Break Diver in India

[Edited slightly by staff editors for clarity, paragraphs, and spelling, but in general, the English and grammar remain in the style of the author.]

I want to share share something about FRIENDSHIP.

This is my real life story (Day of my last exam of 12th Grade).… Read More

中国文化小常识之【月饼】Moon Cake

By: Echo Yu in Suzhou, Chin

月饼是中国人在中秋节食用的传统食品,一般呈圆形,寓意团圆幸福,反映了人们对家人团聚的美好愿望。在古代的中秋节,月饼被用来祭拜月神,后来逐渐形成了中秋吃月饼的传统。月饼通常是烤制而成的,外皮一般是由面粉制成,里面包进某种陷。月饼内陷多选用植物的种子,对人们的健康有益。现在的月饼品种更加繁多,风味更加丰富而广受人们的喜爱。

Moon cake is a traditional food eaten by the Chinese during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Generally it has a round shape, symbolizing reunion and happiness, which reflects people’s aspiration of family reunion. In ancient times, moon cake was made to worship the Luna on the Mid-Autumn Festival.… Read More