Stories from Ancient China: Great Achievements Begin With Small Steps

By Epoch Times Staff There is an ancient Chinese saying, “Continuously dripping water eventually penetrates a large stone.” What this means is that we shouldn’t scorn or dismiss actions or efforts that appear small and insignificant, because they can have great effects over time. Great deeds are achieved by many small but continuous efforts. Likewise,…

San Francisco: A Perpetual Inspiration

By Tristan Postal| For Epoch Times  A city that celebrates diversity and talent, past and future. On November 2, 1769, a Spanish exploration party led by Don Gaspar de Portolà and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespi landed in San Francisco Bay. The Spanish sailors would return seven years later to found a Catholic Mission and the…

15 Heartwarming Yong Tau Foo for a Tofu-licious Meal

By Mu Qin Toh| misstamchiak.com Yong Tau Foo, a traditional Hakka Chinese dish, can be eaten dry with a sweet sauce or as a soup dish. Customers are usually attracted by the colourful and mouthwatering display of ingredients lined up or stacked up in rows at the front of a yong tau foo stall. Ingredients usually consist…

What I Was Afraid Of When I Was In Iran

By Morgan Awyong| For Epoch Times  I admit. Iran was supposed to be a trophy destination. I wanted to be that admired intrepid traveler that could pepper my Instagram with hashtags like #liveauthentic, #yolo and #survivor. People whispered: Desert villages, religious fundamentalists, oppressed citizens, broken buildings, terrorist groups and hardworking camels. It’s a war-torn country,…

Keeping One’s Promise

By Epoch Times Staff Zhuo Shu (卓恕) was well known during the time of the Three Empires (the kingdoms of Wei 220-265, Shu 221-263 and Wu 222-280). He was known for his honesty, and always kept his promises. One day, Zhuo Shu visited his friend, the General Zhuge Ke (诸葛恪), to say goodbye to him…

Lessons from Dizi Gui: Handling Criticism and Praise Effectively

By Jade Pearce| Epoch Times Staff Dizi Gui (弟子规) (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi (康熙帝) (1661- 1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this…

Dr Sebastian Liew: The Phytotherapy Approach to Skin Conditions

By Dr Sebastian Liew| For Epoch Times  I have a personal soft spot for those suffering from skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis. This is probably because I suffered from chronic palmar dermatitis for over 10 years during my childhood. Moreover, I inherited a constitutional weakness from my mum (who used to suffer…