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Fun with Calligraphy (Staff)

Traditionally, when Chinese New Year is nearing, the Chinese community will write auspicious characters on red rice papers and paste on the walls of their homes for decorative purposes. Such decorations are called couplets. The words written signify hope and well wishes for the upcoming new year.

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Annually, Chung Cheng High School (Yishun)’s Mother Tongue Languages Department (Chinese Unit) will organise a ‘Fun with Calligraphy’ session for all staff. This year, on 5th of February, all staff gathered at the AVA Room for a fun-filled and informative session as we revisited the significance of the activity, basking in good-willed camaraderie.


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As the red paper was passed around, Miss Zhu Peilin provided guidance on basic calligraphy strokes and how to write the auspicious characters. Since 2018’s zodiac is the dog, most staff chose to write the Chinese character ‘wang’. This is actually the barking sound of a dog and is a homophone to another word which means prosperity, heralding thus a prosperous year ahead.


All staff had an enjoyable time writing their own characters which they later took a photograph with. These photographs were then displayed at the foyer just outside the General Office during the Chinese New Year period, and subsequently returned to them for keepsake.  


As the activity ended on a high note, we look forward to another session of ‘Fun with Calligraphy’ in 2019!



217日是华人新年,为了庆祝新的一年的到来,学校老师们在25日欢聚一堂,其乐融融地拿着毛笔,学习书法,来写下对新年的愿望!

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书法是中华文化特有的书写艺术,老师们通过学校书法乐的活动,能够再一次和中华传统文化进行一次亲密的接触,不仅如此,友族老师们也对书法充满了兴趣,认真地拿着毛笔在纸上书写汉字的笔画。


会议室里,弥漫着纸香和墨香,充满着老师们欢笑的声音。大家纷纷寻找自己的新年愿语,“吉祥”、“圆满“、”福“,“顺利”……是历来最受欢迎的新年祝语。除此以外,2018年是狗年,不少老师们都选了“旺“字来写,有些老师很有创意,在纸上图文并茂地画出小狗的样子,惟妙惟肖!

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工作虽然疲惫,但是“书法乐”洗去了老师们一天的疲劳,大家俨然变成孩子一般,兴奋地书写着对新年的期许。拿着写好的新年祝语,大家一起留念拍照,满足而归。


愿2018年老师们能心想事成!