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2023, Fri

Jan

20

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新春快乐

We’re sure you’ve got plenty of your

own important Spring Festival customs –

like taking well-deserved time off work, going on travels and having a few celebratory drinks –

but how about the more traditional

Chinese New Year customs?

From gift giving to flat decoration,

here’s a handful of other practices to

help you ring in the new year like the locals.

我们知道你肯定有自己的春节习俗——

比如休假、外出旅行、按时喝酒等——

但是传统的春节习俗都有些什么呢?

从送礼到装饰,以下是一些小贴士,

希望能帮助您过一个地道的春节。

 Red Envelopes 红包 

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Known to the locals as hongbao,

these little red envelopes are filled with cash and given to friends and family during Spring Festival – this much you probably knew already.

But there are a couple of other things you should know when it comes to handing out hongbaos:

小红包里会装满现金,

用于在春节期间送给朋友和家人。

但在给红包时有以下几点需要注意哦:

•During Spring Festival, red envelopes are

known as yasuiqian, which translates literally

to ‘money used to supress the devil’ –

even more reason to hand them out.

春节期间红包被称为压岁钱,

字面意思是“用来压制魔鬼的钱”——

我看谁还敢拒绝收红包。

•It’s good luck to put an even

amount of money in the envelope –

but it’s the first number that should be even.

For example, 600RMB brings good luck,

but 700RMB is said to do the opposite.

红包可能会带来好运哦——

但总数需要是偶数。

例如600元人民币就很合理,

而700元则不会,好事成双嘛。

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•In spite of this, single notes

like 10 or 50RMB are perfectly acceptable

and frequent amounts to find in a hongbaos.

10元或50元这样的小额单张钞票也是可以的。

•However, figures like 400RMB

should be avoided. The number 4 (si)

in Chinese sounds similar to the word for death.

然而像400元这样的数字应该避免。

汉语中的数字4(si)听起来类似于“死”。

•On the flipside, 6s and 8s are positive – 6 (liu) sounds similar to the word for smooth, while 8 (ba) sounds like the word for wealth.

6和8也有特殊的寓意——

6(liu)的发音类似于表示顺利的词“溜”,

8(ba)的发音类似于“发”,象征着富有。

 Gifts 礼物 

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As well as red envelopes,

it’s customary to exchange gifts like fruit,

chocolate, cakes, biscuits and sweets too.

Don’t go handing out any old pressies though –

there are lots of symbols and hidden meanings

to some items that make them

less than desirable gifts:

除了红包外,人们还会赠送果篮、

巧克力、蛋糕、饼干和糖果等礼物。

不过礼物都需要全新的——

有些东西有很多不好的寓意,

所以一般不会作为礼物送出:

•White or black items,

as they’re often associated with funerals

• 白色或黑色的东西,因为它们经常与葬礼有关

•Clocks or watches,

as they suggest that time is running out

• 钟表,这代表着时日不多

•Sharp objects

• 锋利的东西

•Shoes or sandals, as they symbolise

walking away from a relationship

• 鞋类,因为鞋象征着会离开你

 Clothing 着装 

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It will probably come as little surprise

that it’s good luck to wear red during

the Spring Festival period. New clothes

are also worn to symbolise the new year too.

在春节期间穿红色衣服是十分常见的,

人们也会穿着新衣服象征的新的开始。

 Decorations 装饰品 

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You’ll start to notice a running trend with

the auspicious red colour scheme here.

There are red, oval-shaped lanterns hanging

as far as the eye can see at this time of year.

Feel free to hang some up inside to bring

some of the festive spirit into your home.

代表着吉祥的红色依然延续,

春节会把红色灯笼挂在任何地方。

可以挂一些在自己家里哦,

把喜庆的氛围传播到生活中。

 Dragon and Lion Dances 舞龙舞狮 

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An exciting way to welcome in the new year is by watching traditional dragon and lion dances.

The high-energy, loud drum-backed dances are

said to ward off evil spirits for the year ahead.

迎接新年最好玩的就是看舞龙和舞狮。

据说热闹、鼓声长鸣的舞龙舞狮能在新年赶走恶魔。

 Food 美食 

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Of course, no Chinese festival would be

complete without a whole load of

customary food – stay tuned for

next week’s article where we’ll give you

the low-down on how to chow down

during Spring Festival.

当然少不了传统美食啦——是不是馋了!

下周我们会带给你色香味俱全的春节美食!

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2023, Fri

Jan

20

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Good news for all you show tune fans – The Pearl is happy to announce the permanent residency of RedBox Broadway Cabaret dinner theater every other Thursday night..
RedBox has already created quite the buzz with their unique approach at creating an immersive Cabaret-Broadway-Movie Show Tune Night – performed live, with actual stars from Chinese Broadway shows!
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This is your chance to experience an intimate evening of entertainment with these all-stars of Shanghai’s musical theater scene.
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The hits are performed live and complimented with professional costumes, lighting, direction and choreography to ensure an unforgettable experience of culture and passion.
A Pearl twist has also been added to the show now, with the fabulous Cocosanti is hosting and house songstress K-one adding to the allure.
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Dinner theater is not complete without some fine food. Chef Lung of Hungry Lung’s Kitchen fame will be creating some special morsels for a perfect pairing.
Doors and kitchen open at 6pm, with the show running from 7.30-9pm. And once is not enough: it is a rotating cast with an ever-changing and evolving list of songs. Every show is a unique experience!  
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Every other Thursday, 6pm doors, 7.30-9pm show; RMB200 presale, RMB250 on the door.
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2023, Sun

Jan

08

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2022, Sat

Dec

31

A Big Thank You To Everyone!

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As this tough year comes to an end, we’d like to take a moment to express our gratitude for all our awesome customers. We wouldn’t be here today without all your support over the years. It’s been an amazing journey, and we look forward to many more years to come.
这一年,失去,获得,释怀,完结,确实是不可预料的一年。相信这一年对于每一个人都是相当不容易的,但是没关系,我们都一起挺过来了,不可掌控的2022终于要结束了!
在一年结束之际,食派士想要由衷的感谢所有的忠实用户们!特别感谢你们在这样动荡不安的日子里对我们的支持与理解。还要感谢我们所有的合作餐厅以及所有在寒冷至极的冬日里努力工作的骑手师傅们!
As a token of our gratitude, we’re giving an awesome gift package to the 20 Sherpa’s customers who placed the most orders from September through December. No matter if you’re in the top 20 or not, we appreciate every single one of our customers and strive to bring foodie joy to everyone!
好东西,总要留到最后!为了表达我们的感激之情,食派士将为从9月至12月下单Top 20的用户送一份精选大礼包。感谢每一位用户一路的陪伴,感恩有你们!
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It looks like 2023 will be off to a bumpy start with the current pandemic situation, but we’re confident we will all get through it and will start to enjoy a sense of normalcy as the year progresses. We’ll see more new restaurants opening, more great Sherpa’s delivery and dine-in deals, and plenty of prizes and giveaways. We love what we do and can’t wait to deliver something delicious to you in the new year!
下一年,新生,期待,希望,向前,遇见。希望今年所有的遗憾都是明年惊喜的铺垫。新的一年里我们将会继续为大家带来更多开业的新餐厅,更多特惠的美食美酒以及奖品和赠品。
我们热爱我们所做的一切,在新的一年里,我们已经迫不及待地想要为大家献上更多惊喜!愿我们2023年钱兔似锦,钱兔无忧!愿你新的一年仍有阳光满路温暖如初!
Happy New Year!

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