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City Vocabulary: Xiàmén

In order to break up the monotony of my Song Vocabulary lists, I’ve decided to also start making vocabulary lists about various cities, as well! First up is Xiamen, since I will be going there this summer and hopefully also next school year! Let me know if you have a city you want me to do!

福建厦门 - fújiàn xiàmén - Xiamen, Fujian

Districts

  • 海沧区 – hǎi cāng qū – Haicang District
  • 湖里区 – hú lǐ qū – Huli District
  • 集美区 – jí měi qū – Jimei District
  • 思明区 – sī míng qū – Siming District
  • 同安区 – tóng ān qū – Tong’an District
  • 翔安区 – xiáng ān qū – Xiang’an District

Attractions

  • 鼓浪屿 – gǔ làng yǔ – Gulangyu Island
  • 日光岩 – rì guāng yán – Sunlight Rock
  • 皓月园 – hào yuè yuán – Haoyue Park
  • 钢琴博物馆 – gāng qín bó wù guǎn – Piano Museum
  • 菽庄花园 – shū zhuāng huā yuán – Shuzhuang Garden
  • 南普陀寺 – nán pǔ tuó sì – South Putuo Temple
  • 胡里山炮台 – hú lǐ shān pào tái – Hulishan Battery
  • 厦门园林植物园 – xià mén yuán lín zhì wù yuán – Xiamen Botanical Garden
  • 五缘湾湿地公园 – wǔ yuán wān shī dì gōng yuán – Wuyuan Bay Wetland Park
  • 厦门大学 – xià mén dà xué – Xiamen University
  • 集美学村 – jí měi xué cūn – Jimei School Village
  • 集美大学 – jí měi dà xué – Jimei University
  • 白城沙滩 – bái chéng shā tān – Baicheng Beach
  • 海沧大桥 – hǎi cāng dà qiáo – Haicang Bridge
  • 环岛路 – huán dǎo lù – Island Ring Road
  • 厦门爱乐乐团 – xià mén ài yuè yuè tuán – Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra

Famous People

  • 陈嘉庚 – chén jiā gēng – Tan Kah Kee, founder of Xiamen University
  • 郑成功 – zhèng chéng gōng – Zheng Chenggong (Koxinga), chief commander of Ming troops who resisted Manchu conquest

Food

  • 海鲜 – hǎi xiān – seafood
  • 沙茶面 – shā chá miàn – Seafood satay noodle soup
  • 金包银 – jīn bāo yín – Silver-wrapped gold (dumplings containing mushrooms, bamboo shoots, pickles, and sometimes meat)
  • 土笋冻 – tǔ sǔn dòng – Sea worm jelly
  • 薄饼 – báo bǐng – Baobing (spring rolls made with a thin wheat pancake and usually topped with a sweet red sauce)
  • 蚝仔煎 – háo zǐ jiān – Oyster omelet
  • 花生汤 – huā shēng tāng – Peanut soup
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Attention cat lovers: New cat museum draws crowds to Xiamen

An old street near Xiamen University has been nicknamed the “cat street,” owing to a new museum that pays homage to our feline friends.

Not only is the museum home to some 20 cats, but the street also offers plenty of attractions for kitty lovers with cat-themed stores, gifts, artworks and even a salon.

The curator of the Cat Museum, Guo Mingming, says that Xiamen, in Fujian Province, has now become China’s number one cat city.

Speaking to Sina News, he said that “the local cat culture is rapidly becoming one of the key features of the city.”

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Seungri promoting the opening of Raven night club in Xiamen, China (080516)

source RavenNightClub

Jackson updated weibo with a video of the fans waiting for him at xiamen airport.. His post: 
Morning! What ya doing? Have you eaten breakfast? If you haven’t, quickly eat it! Eat something nutritious! Or else you will have no energy today 
I didn’t post weibo yesterday cuz it was too late
I came to Xiamen yesterday for the first time! The places I went recently are my first time! 
I felt so happy after I saw you all upon getting off the plane! Hug hug
Please be mindful of your safety! Be careful of your health! Every one of you is a friend of everybody! One of us! 
Dun quarrel! Although you all didn’t quarrel
I miss you all! Missing even now!
Really thank you sincerely for receiving me every time

#wangjiaer #quickeatyourbreakfast #xiamen #thankyoueveryone #plsbemindfulofyour safety #hughug #ican'tbearit #jacksonwang
@jacksonwang852g7

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Xiamen Airlines’ new uniforms a hit online

China’s Xiamen Airlines released a set of studio shots of their stewards on Sunday, to promote the company’s new uniforms, which will be in use ahead of the Chinese New Year. This is the first time that the company has changed the uniforms for stewards since it was founded in 1984. The uniforms designed by Taiwanese designer Chen Jimin have wowed many netizens.