Christmas giftIt's hard to give a christmas gift. 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 christmas gifts. Chinese people think the more expensive christmas gift they give, the more they care. That's actually not a good habit. A great christmas gift 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.
I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
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.
Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
I will sing a new song unto thee, O upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
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.
Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
Chinese calligraphy is not just writing Chinese characters. It is not just writing Chinese well. It is not just writing Chinese characters beautifully.
It is he that giveth salvation unto who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.
Chinese calligraphy are different from other calligraphy works. Chinese calligraphy is painted by special calligraphy paper (Xuan paper), special brush and special ink.