Tonight we change our clocks moving the clocks one hour forward. One way to remember this is Spring Forward / Fall Back. In the Spring we set clocks forward one hour. In the Fall we set clocks back one hour. So if you go to bed tonight at 8 pm and you get up at 7 am tomorrow, you will get one hour less sleep than you did with these sleep and wake times yesterday.
I used this site to find out that Tanzania does not have Daylight Saving Time. I did a search for China and learned that they don’t do this in China as well. Please see the above map and see which countries use a Daylight Saving Time system. The green areas are using a Daylight Saving Time. The Blue ones used it in the past but don’t any longer. The White areas indicate places that have never used a Daylight Saving Time system.
Are you interested in where this time change thing started? Here is a internet site that gives good information about this.
Work in China can pay little in comparison to what people in America make. Sometimes the people live in dormitories at the site. They are known for team work with the ability to construct bridges and buildings quickly. Watch this Rapid build. They rebuilt a bridge in just 36 hours through careful planning.
The average worker in China makes about 1/10 of what an average wage in the USA. So if you make $10.00 an hour here, what would a person there make?
The people that live in the rural areas generally live poorly. The high speed trains aren’t everywhere and in rural areas transportation can be dangerous. Trains can be very crowded and dirty.
Take a look at this Video about growing rice in rural area.
Did you know you can buy LIVE CRABS for dinner in a vending machine near the subway train?
Although I want you to have an idea of what traditional Chinese music sounds like, I want you to have an idea of what is popular in China amoung today’s young people as well. I like this song and I think I you will too. Listen here.
Here is a video of Traditional Music. There is some talking at the beginning and they explain the different instruments. I think that part is interesting but you can fast forward and listen to them play.
I love to find unique ideas and parts of modern culture from other parts of the world. While these are not just found in China, they have become a favorite inexpensive way to lodge for a night or two. Popular with the young people, the compartments are big enough for one person and can be less than $10.00 per night.
Watch this for someone’s video of their observations about staying at a capsule hotel.
You should receive your silk sample and cocoons this week. It took a long time to get the cocoons in. I found them for purchase as a beauty product. They say to put them on your finger after soaking them in water and then use to cleanse the face. I bought them for you so you could see what they look like.
The Chinese learned to use the silk from the cocoon to make a very fine material called Silk. Watch how this process works. It is fascinating.
The trade of silk began nearly 200 years before the birth of Christ. The trade route became very important to many nations. Trade not only allowed the exchange of products, it provided for exchange of ideas and culture. The SILK ROAD holds a significant part of history. I hope in the years to come you learn about the Silk Road and the impact of this discovery on the world.
The Great Wall isn’t really visible from space but people will tell you that it is. I had to find proof that you can and found This
It took a long time to build it and was started about 2000 years ago. Read more fun facts about this on this Site and this One.
There are several good videos about the Great Wall on You Tube. I am giving you a link to one done by The National Geographic. It is about 45 minutes long. Click on this National Geographic documentary to watch. This one is much shorter if you don’t want to watch long film.