Kung Hei Fat Choy! 恭喜發財!

BY ANASTASIA CHOO As Chinese New Year is fast approaching this Friday 16th February, I am having my house spring cleaned or as the Chinese say, “Sweeping of the Dust” which represents a wish to put away old things, bid farewell to the old year and welcome in the New Year. Pretty much all the […]…

The Holly Rose Interview

COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE BY ANASTASIA CHOO It’s a warm sunny afternoon and I am sitting in an idyllic converted church chapel in the heart of the Hertfordshire countryside in the delightful company of singer and song writer Holly Rose. Holly was the lead singer of platinum selling band Semisane in South Africa in 2004 followed…

Mao~Women hold up half the sky…

Mao implemented laws which improved the lives of women and they were liberated: freed from foot binding, arranged marriages, spousal abuse, child marriages and prostitution. However, he failed to change hearts and minds as traits of Confucianism linger on in China…