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History Of Chinese Dresscheongsam

Cheongsam also named Qipao, is one of the traditional clothes in China. It originates from the middle of 16 century as an ancient clothing of Manchu ethnic minority. As for whom design this kind of dress, no one has an answer. But there has a fairy tale that long long ago near the Jingbo Lake, there lived Manchu fishing girl. She felt the old loose dress is not convenient for working, so she clipped it. Afterwards, she was picked as a princess in palace where she missed the past and wore the dress she designed again. But the king thought this behaviour guilty and drove her out of the palace. The girl died because of the kicking from the king. Manchu people heard the news of that, in order to remember this princess, people there began to wear that dress. Later, women thought it was beautiful and named it Qipao.

In the early time of Qing Dynasty, cheongsam was designed as collarless, narrow cuff, four slits and a fitting waist. Firstly, the dress did not cover the feet, only the women got married, they would wear the one covered their feet as a formal dress. When the Manchu rulers came to the central plains, they began to unify the nationwide costume as well. Men at that time usually wore long gown, meanwhile women wore cheongsam. Gradually, cheongsam has become the traditional dress for Chinese women.

The heyday of the cheongsam is the 1930s. Shanghai, at that time, as the culture center of the east and the west, not only some highest-tone women, but also folk women,workers and students worn it. Cheongsam became the formal suit for occasions of social intercourses or diplomatic activities. Later after the 1940s, influenced by foreign countries, the pruning became narrow-sleeved and fitted to the waist which shown the beauty of the female shape. And it was popular among some European countries.

Women in China like to wear cheongsam because it fits the female Chinese figure well, and with the simple lines, it looks very elegant. To Han people, this dress is not only the simple costume, but also the symbol of Chinese traditional culture.

Celia ye is a Chiese freelance writer for e-commerce website a weiku.com. She likes Chinese culture so much, not only the costume, but also many other things. She wants to introduce it to people all around.

Free Weight Loss Recipes and Healthy Diet

Eating right and maintaining a healthy weight is not all that difficult. In fact, I am very sure most of you already know pretty well what is best. By cooking healthy meals from weight loss recipes and participating in sports activities, you should find losing weight not a problem at all.

Start by adopting an approach for losing weight naturally. Stick to a diet that is high in complex carbohydrates and fibre, but moderate in protein, and low in fat. I have included some free weight loss recipes for you to demonstrate how to achieve that.

Many people believe that “no fat” means “non-fattening.” However, the truth is, you are often getting just as many calories from the no-fat version, and those calories may not coming from fat. So, do not be misled and start to believe that you can eat any amount of the foods that are advertised as “fat-free”. Instead, eat healthy food prepared using the weight loss recipes.

The best way to respond to hunger is with healthful snacks such as a slice of whole-grain toasted bread. Instead of skipping meals, eat snacks. Just remember that if you want to lose weight naturally, you have to keep track of every food you eat and of every activity that you do. Learn to cook healthy and delicious from weight loss recipes. That is also one way to motivate yourself.

Below are some simple weight loss recipes for healthy snacks:

Avocado, cheese, and flavoured tuna


1 cucumber
1 small tin of flavoured tuna
1 avocado block cheese (your choice depends on your preference)

How to Prepare:

Quite easy. I just thought it up the other day and I haven’t tried it yet but it sort of gives a substitute instead of using cracker biscuits.

Slice the cucumber to reasonable thickness. Put a slice of cheese on the cucumber. Then some avocado then finally some flavoured tuna on top. Great snack!

Zero Carbs Chicken Wings


3 lbs. chicken wings
6 T. Hot Sauce
1 Stick Butter
2 qts. cooking oil
Lawry’s Seasoned Salt

How to Prepare:

WINGS: Cut whole wings at joints and discard tips. Sprinkle wings liberally with Lawry’s Seasoned Salt. Deep fry until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels.

SAUCE: Combine melted butter and hot sauce in a large bowl, mix well. Add wings and coat evenly.

This recipe is for mild wings-add extra hot sauce for more heat. Serve with bleu cheese and celery.

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms


8 oz cream cheese,
softened 5 or 6 slices of bacon,
fried crisp
1 small onion, chopped – or less
15-20 large mushrooms

How to Prepare:

Preheat oven to 350.Take the stems out of your mushrooms, reserving 4 or 5. Clean your mushrooms well and set aside.

Chop your onion well, and chop up the reserved stems.

Fry your bacon til crisp, reserving the grease. Cook your onion and stems until tender in the bacon grease. Drain the grease and add onions/stems to the softened cream cheese. Crumble your bacon in cheese mixture. Combine well. Scoop some into each mushroom cap. Bake for about 10-15 minutes on baking sheet with edges, then broil to brown the tops. YUMMY! Great refrigerated and reheated in oven the next day!

Dave Lu is a health and fitness enthusiast. He researches, writes articles and reviews on various weight loss and health care products available in the market. You can visit his review site at Best Weight Loss Products Review for more information.