Good graduation giftIt's hard to give a good graduation gift. Because it's hard to find what somebody else really like. And it's even harder to find someone likes and don't cost you a fortune.
Chinese people sometimes like to give expensive good graduation gifts. Chinese people think the more expensive good graduation gift they give, the more they care. That's actually not a good habit. A great good graduation gift should be expressing your thought and not costing a fortune.
Happy is that people, that is in such a yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD. Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;
Happy is that people, that is in such a yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.
Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;The greatest Chinese calligrapher Wang Xizhi improved his calligraphy a lot after he traveled from south part of China to the north. He said later that it is kind of waste of time to only study Mrs. Wei's calligraphy.
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
But later, as they found that Chinese characters have something more than just a good looking, Chinese calligraphy was born.The invention of Chinese brushes greatly pushed the development of Chinese calligraphy as an art.
In the US, people usually should claim a gift if the value is higher than certain amount. The limit depends on location. Some place might be $50 and some place might be $20. That's a great regulation.
I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
Chinese calligraphy come from writing Chinese characters. The Chinese characters come from the painting.At the very beginning, people have an intuition about writing Chinese characters well.
Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
As an art work, Chinese calligraphy carries the calligrapher's mood and thoughts. You can really feel how the calligraphy felt when he was painting the art work.During the 4000 years of Chinese history, Chinese calligraphy is the sole of Chinese culture.
Chinese calligraphy are popular in China for thousands of years. People decorate rooms with Chinese calligraphy just like painting.
And outside of the rooms, you can see Chinese calligraphy works in tablets and sign of shops everywhere in China. In China, it's an unwritten regulation to have good Chinese calligraphers to write notes, signs and anything of events, small or big.
Chinese calligraphy are never been more popular in the western world. I met some people who practiced Chinese calligraphy for years and loved it, without even knowing what the characters meaning.