Vocabularian:●Lurched:○A sudden roll of a ship to one side●Debilitated:○To make weak or feeble; enfeeble●Veal:○A calf raised for its meat, usually a milk-fed animal less than three months old. See more●Creche:○A small or large modeled representation or tableau of Mary, Joseph, and others around the crib of Jesus in the stable at Bethlehem, as is displayed in homes ●Ruse:○A trick intended to deceive someone●Sciatica:○Refers to pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve and is typically felt in the buttocks, down the back of the leg, and possibly to the foot. Sciatica is typically caused by common conditions including a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease and lumbar spinal stenosis.●Mundane: ○Of or relating to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly●Stucco:○A material usually made of portland cement, sand, and a small percentage of lime and applied in a plastic state to form a hard covering for exterior walls●Asbestos Shingles:○A shingle composed of asbestos cement formed under pressure; used on houses for roofing and siding that resist the destructive effects of time, weather, and fire.Travel Tracer:
Where Today’s Action Begins:Happy Supper: supermarket that sells fishPage Where It is Described:67Where Key Events Happen Today:Hospital: Got fish bone out of JimmyFresno: grocery store that sold soda pop, potato chips, cigarettes, and everything at highpricesShanghai: a building along the Huangpu Riverthat a man jumped off Church: had many Chinese Christians, locatedFresnoChangsha: Japanese defeated, Kun death cityLouie’s Family House: Chinese-American householdCity: Chinese and foreign influenced products Page Where It is Described:707071738084111Where Today’s Action End:Tsungming Island: where Winnie’s younger brother and her father’s two wives, New Aunt and Old Aunt, livePage Where It is Described:130InvestigatorChinese Weddings Traditions, Past and PresentFirst, to determine an auspicious date for the wedding, fortune tellers analyzed the dates and times the bride and groom were born. Then, soon after, the bride has a “bachelorette party.”
In old China, once married, a woman often left behind her family and friends. Hence this tradition of of an extended sleepover. The bride’s besties showed how much they cared by singing songs mourning her departure and cursing the matchmaker, the groom’s parents, and even the bride’s.Next, in the morning hours of her big day, the bride bathed in water infused with pomelo, which was effective as both an evil influence cleanser and skin softener. In old China, the bride stuck with one all red outfit: a jacket, skirt, and veil, which symbolizes success, loyalty, honor, and fertility. In contemporary weddings, the bride might change several times. While white is traditionally a funeral color, modern brides often opt for a Western-style gown, changing into a traditional qipaoor a cocktail dress during the reception.