October 19

The Straw hat Vendor

賣草帽的人The Straw hat Vendor


Once upon a time, there was a straw-hat vendor.


Every day he carried his straw hats with a pole on his shoulder and walked to a far-away market to sell them.


One day, he was so hot and tired,


so, he leaned against a peach tree on the roadside to rest, and unknowingly fell asleep.

When he woke up, he discovered all the straw hats had disappeared and became very anxious.


All of a sudden, he heard noises from the tree and looked up.


All of a sudden, he heard noises from the tree and looked up.


He was anxious and angry, so he grabbed some stones to hit the monkeys.


The monkeys not only did not run away, but they also grabbed some peaches to hit him.

賣帽子的人笑了! The vendor smiled!


He took off the hat on his head and threw it hard on the ground,


And sure enough, the monkeys on the tree followed him and threw all the hats on the ground.


Extremely pleased, the hat vendor promptly picked up the hats and peaches scattered all over the ground and went home happily.


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October 5

Sky Lanterns (十)

孔明燈與天燈 Sky Lanterns




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October 4

Resources, Refuse, and Reuse (十)

Many people have the concept of sorting items into trash, or recyclable material. What do we use with recycled materials?
Paper, plastic, glass, and metals go through a treatment process to create products for use.  Examples include recycled paper for newspapers, magazines, notebooks, or paper cups, and toilet papers.  These items are often used in our daily lives.
Some plastic waste cannot be broken down into something useful, but becomes garbage that is not able to be decomposed.  Scientists have developed ways to turn this garbage into textiles such as clothing and blankets.  Glass bottles and glass jars can be crushed, and used as pavement material.  Metal items can also undergo treatment to be reused for other purposes, to reduce the amount of air pollution and waste.
Global warming has become more severe, with temperatures increasing.  Reusing waste can help protect the environment.  Although scientists have developed methods for reusing waste, we also need to look to how we generate waste in our daily lives, and what we can reuse.

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