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Your vote matters!- Finalist videos of the CCL Video Contest

Here are the two finalists of our CCL video contest. Please watch both videos and vote for who you think should be the winner! Results will be announced next week.

Entry 1 From Angela Wang

Entry 2: From Mikhail Ondar

Who should be the winner of our video contest?

  • Angela Wang (88%, 44 Votes)
  • Mikhail Ondar (12%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 50

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year’s Day. It is also known as Spring Festival in modern China. A wide range of celebrations are held in different part of the world, where there are Chinese communities. 

Boxes to tick for the CNY traditions:

□ A reunion dinner named as “Nian Ye Fan”, is held on New Year’s Eve during which family members gather for celebration. Time to taste the yummy dumplings!

□ Red packets traditionally are passed out from married couples or the elderly to unmarried juniors or children. Don’t be shy to ask for it!

□ Fireworks and firecrackers. All festivals need some vibes by lighting up the night.

□ Home decoration. Be it flowers, lanterns or other ornaments, make your home colourful and good fortune will come in the new year.

CCL wish you a happy Chinese New Year no matter where you are!

Pancake Day is here!


Today is Shrove Tuesday – in Christian tradition this is the start of Lent, where people begin a “fast” and give up some food for the next 40 days, in preparation for Easter. In some countries this means they will have a carnival, but here in Britain it means “Pancake Day” when we all eat pancakes.

British pancakes are large and thin – similar to what Americans would call “crepes” – and we like to serve them with butter, lemon juice and sugar. Why not try one today?