Gourmet gift basketIt's hard to give a gourmet gift basket. Because it's hard to find what somebody else really like. And it's even harder to find someone likes and don't cost you a fortune.
Chinese people sometimes like to give expensive gourmet gift baskets. Chinese people think the more expensive gourmet gift basket they give, the more they care. That's actually not a good habit. A great gourmet gift basket should be expressing your thought and not costing a fortune.
Chinese calligrapher Wang Xizhi improved his calligraphy a lot after he traveled from south part of China to the north. He said later that it is kind of waste of time to only study Mrs. Wei's calligraphy.
Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;
I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
Chinese calligraphy are popular in China for thousands of years. People decorate rooms with Chinese calligraphy just like painting.
And outside of the rooms, you can see Chinese calligraphy works in tablets and sign of shops everywhere in China. In China, it's an unwritten regulation to have good Chinese calligraphers to write notes, signs and anything of events, small or big.
Chinese calligraphy are never been more popular in the western world. I met some people who practiced Chinese calligraphy for years and loved it, without even knowing what the characters meaning.
In the US, people usually should claim a gift if the value is higher than certain amount. The limit depends on location. Some place might be $50 and some place might be $20. That's a great regulation.
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
But later, as they found that Chinese characters have something more than just a good looking, Chinese calligraphy was born.The invention of Chinese brushes greatly pushed the development of Chinese calligraphy as an art.
One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
Happy is that people, that is in such a yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.
It is he that giveth salvation unto who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.
Chinese calligraphy come from writing Chinese characters. The Chinese characters come from the painting.At the very beginning, people have an intuition about writing Chinese characters well.
As an art work, Chinese calligraphy carries the calligrapher's mood and thoughts. You can really feel how the calligraphy felt when he was painting the art work.During the 4000 years of Chinese history, Chinese calligraphy is the sole of Chinese culture.