Sin Yee Cindy Chau 周嬗儀


Cindy was born and raised in Hong Kong. After moving to Canada then the United States, Cindy started her first blog DauDingism 豆丁主義 to describe interesting life and travel experiences.


Cindy loves teaching. She has a Master of Art degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She also helps immigrants, visiting scholars, and international students in university to learn English. She also teaches kids and adolescents piano, music, art and craft, Math, Chinese, and the Bible, too. 

Cindy is now living in San Francisco, USA. She is a mom of a sweet daughter, a teacher, and a believer. 

You may contact her here on this site, or email her:

Her TESOL Profile & Portfolio 她的英文教學檔案: 

Dau Ding 豆丁

Both dau 豆 (pea) and ding 丁 (a bit) are small. In Cantonese, dau ding means small and is also used to refer to young kids.


Cindy created the character DauDing when she was in high school. She enjoys being a small person on the planet Earth, being grateful for this magnificent world and all the "ordinary" and "extraordinary" people who have made this world an interesting place to live.


Believing in potentials and strengths in learners, her teaching materials and activities have been created with learners in mind, aiming to empower them to become confident, independent learners. 

History of DauDingism 《豆丁主義》的歷史

Cindy started her first Chinese blog DauDingism 豆丁主義 when she lived in Canada. She wrote about her life and travel experiences. Her blog was well-known for the cute illustrations and the teaching of the use of Google Blogger. She stopped blogging when she moved to San Francisco simply because of her busy personal life.


After becoming a mom (while studying Master's part-time), she started tutoring languages online, and  this site was created for her students. Then, the pandemic came. She asked casually if there were other families who would like to have Cantonese Circle Times, which received a lot of attention. This language learning community was established. When families expressed interests in language learning materials, Cindy started to share more. 


Cindy hopes that language learning is more accessible for families of different backgrounds. She is trying to share as many free resources as possible. Most importantly, she hopes to share the joy of language teaching and learning with you! 

Cindy住在加拿大的時候開始她的第一個中文網誌《DauDingism 豆丁主義 》。網誌內容多是生活與旅遊的見聞與趣事,網誌也因為可愛的插畫與Google Blogger教學而備受關注。後來由於生活繁忙,Cindy停寫了網誌。



I am curious and enthusiastic.

I always wonder how different people are living their lives in different places on the same earth.

I hear anger. 

I see disappointment.

I want to help people see their beauty, strengths, and power.


I am curious and enthusiastic.

I pretend to focus on one thing at a time.

I feel that different parts of my brain yearn for attention.

I touch my touchpad…and things are out of control.

I worry I love too little.

I cry when people suffer.


I am curious and enthusiastic.

I understand time is limited and so is life too.

I say: to live, to learn, and to love.

I dream I teach, I write, I create, I parent, and I love.  

I try to prioritize.

I hope I will have fought a good fight, finished my race, and kept the faith.


I am curious and enthusiastic. 

S. Y. Cindy Chau

May 2020

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