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Feb

03

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Spring Festival is almost here!  Sherpa’s is going to help you celebrate Chinese-style by gifting our very own limited edition 2021 couplets.

春节即将到来,Sherpa来送春联啦!

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If you place an order with Sherpa’s this Friday and Saturday, you’ll have a chance to get a beautiful New Year Red Envelope stuffed with Spring Festival couplets and a matching ‘Lucky Fu’ decoration!

Get your orders in quick, these hot items are first come first serve.

这个周五和周六,只要您在Sherpa下单,即有机会获得一份精美的拜年礼物。数量有限,先到先得哦。

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Want some couplets to call your own? Make sure to get your Sherpa’s orders in early on Friday and Saturday!

千万不要错过!

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About Spring Festival Couplets

Spring Festival Couplets, called ‘chunlian’ in Chinese, are also known as Spring Couplets or Chinese New Year Couplets. It is the most common and important custom when celebrating Chinese New Year. This tradition is widely kept both in modern cities and rural areas of China.

What are Spring Festival Couplets?

With black or golden characters written on red paper, Spring Festival Couplets are composed of a pair of poetry lines vertically pasted on both sides of the front door and a four-character horizontal scroll affixed above the doorframe. Pasting couplets expresses people’s delight during festival time and their wishes for a better life in the coming year.

Features

The first line (upper scroll) and the second line (lower scroll) have parallel structures and antithetical meanings. The two lines should have an equal number of characters, while their meaning must be related, yet contrasting. There must be a one-to-one correspondence between the two lines. The tone pattern is emphasized, but rhythm is not important. The horizontal scroll is a four-character phrase that sums up the meaning of the two lines. 

Legend and History

Spring Couplets originated from Taofu, an inscription on boards made from peach trees in the Zhou Dynasty (1046 – 256 BC). According to legend, in the ghost world, a rooster perching in a big peach tree will crow at dawn to call all the traveling ghosts back. In front of the entrance of the dark world, there are two guards named Shentu and Yulei. If the ghosts harm any people at night, the guards will kill them and serve them to a tiger for breakfast. People believed that peach trees can scare and subdue evil things, so they hung peach boards in front of the doors with the guards’ names written or inscribed on them.

During the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 AD), the wood board was replaced by paper, and people focused more on bright wishes for the future. The custom became popular during the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644 AD). When Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang traveled for inspections, he found those pairs of scrolls interesting. In order to advocate and promote this cultural activity, he ordered all households to paste the scrolls during the Chinese New Year. This tradition continues today.

How to Read the Spring Festival Couplets?

The order in traditional Chinese writing is different from that in Western countries or modern China. In the past, people were accustomed to writing in vertical lines from right to left. The traditional couplets followed this rule, but things have changed. Sometimes people don’t follow the rules, and they even make mistakes. Here is the way to read Spring Festival Couplets:

First, look at the horizontal scroll. If the four characters are written from left to right, the upper scroll will be on the left and the lower scroll on the right. If the characters of the horizontal scroll are reversed, the two side scrolls should be read from right to left.

How to Paste?

Pasting couplets is not an easy job. There are requirements for both when to paste and the correct order. Usually, they should be pasted before New Year’s Eve, and the best time is between 13:00  and 15:00 on the 29th of lunar December. The correct pasting order is: upper scroll → lower scroll → horizontal scroll. You can distinguish the upper and lower scrolls from the writing order of the horizontal scroll.

* Source from TravelChinaGuide


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2020, Tue

Dec

29

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Brr!

Try to stay indoors and make sure to bundle up if you absolutely must venture out into the frigid arctic tundra.

The National Meteorological Centre has issued a warning as strong winds and freezing cold temperatures will envelop our fair city through December 31st. What a way to end the wild year of 2020.

国家气象中心发出预警,强风低温将笼罩我们的城市直到12月31日。这就是结束2020年的方式吗。

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Crank up those heaters, make some steaming hot glühwein, and stay cozy on the couch with a movie or two.

调高加热器,煮些热气腾腾热红酒,然后在沙发上看一两部电影,非常合适。

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Sherpa’s can help you stay toasty by delivering all your essential food and drinks (Don’t worry, our couriers are equipped to handle the cold).

食派士可以提供你需要的食物和饮品帮助你哦(不用担心,我们的快递员具备应对寒冷的能力)。

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2020, Tue

Oct

20

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HALLOWEEN

Mix things up a little this Halloween!

万圣节燥起来!

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Don’t try to ‘Keep up with the Kardashians’, skip out on that Joe Exotic Tiger King costume (everyone’s gonna be rocking that)…

这个万圣节,不要再Kardasians啦,也不要再装扮成小丑了。

…and, while terrifying, please, please don’t dress up as Donald Trump’s hair.

还有千万别…这样。

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How about an iconic costume that’ll bring up happy memories of pizza, pho, Thai curry, good friends, and an escape from cooking in your tiny kitchen?

还有什么比装扮成Sherpa配送员更能成为话题焦点?

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WIN丨HALLOWEEN

That’s right. You can dress up as one of the orange-clad warriors of the city.

Interested?

想要扮演Sherpa小哥吗?

We’ve prepared a total of 10 Sherpa’s courier costume packages. You’ll get to rock out with a work uniform.

We won’t provide an e-bike, but we will hook you up with ¥150 worth of free drinks too! Just grab fapiaos (invoices) when purchasing your libations throughout the night and bring them back to us along with some good photos and we’ll reimburse you up to ¥150.

Sounds good?

Send an email to katy@sherpa.com.cn that includes:

将以下信息发送至Katy@sherpa.com.cn即可。

1. Full Name 姓名

2. Phone Number 电话

3. Shanghai or Beijing or Suzhou 

First come first serve, so don’t delay. Send your emails ASAP.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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For business please contact

mail: katy@sherpa.com.cn

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2020, Mon

Aug

31

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/ MOVIE TIME /

There’s some good news for all you film buffs in China, as Sherpa’s have restarted selling movie tickets!

Get your tickets today! Head out for Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone, Coco, Little Women and more.

食派士电影票回回回来了!来看看今天想看点什么!

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Open Sherpa’s app to see more!

打开食派士app查看更多哦!

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For business please contact

mail: katy@sherpa.com.cn

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