To many, she goes by the names Li Ziqi, or Li Ziqi tasty. If asked, she
would describe herself as a humble, simple, and ambitious woman, which is true,
but she is a pride and God's blessing to the Chinese community and the world.
Born on the 6th of July 1990, in Mianyang, Sichuan, Li is one
of China's most revered Lifists and internet sensation.
She has gathered over 75million followers on different platforms such as
Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, Snapchat, Facebook, Weibo, Tick tock, YouTube, and
Pinterest from videos she makes together with her grandmother. It is very easy
to fall in love with her and her craft.
Li is an artist, especially when it comes to Chinese cuisine and cultural
artifacts. All of which she sells at a fair price. A considerable part of her
talent is attributed to her upbringing. Li was brought up by her grandmother
from an early age after being orphaned and highly mistreated by her stepmother.
Therefore, we can credit her success to innate talent and being brought up in
an environment highly reliant on culture and different life settings, which
taught her to make the best of every hand she got dealt with from an early age.
Li Ziqi's journey to success.
Like most entrepreneurs, Li went online with one primary goal! To market
her product. With the increase in digitization of businesses globally, Li saw
an opportunity to boost her Taobao online store. She started with a crew of
two. One cameraman and his assistant. Then she had herself and her grandma.
And as true as the saying goes, "nothing good stays hidden under the
sun." The world loved her and her grandmother and all the fantastic meals
and handcrafts they made. She became and continues to be an online sensation.
As of now, rumor has it that Li earns about $28million per year, which she
humbly refuses to acknowledge.
What are these crafts that have put Li Ziqi on the world
Chinese Food Art
Li and her grandmother have brought a whole new meaning to Organic/Natural
foods, all with a spectacular touch of art. She makes a nutritious all-natural
breakfast, a healthy bountiful lunch, snacks, drinks, and a massive,
well-prepared, exquisitely served heavy dinner. Li and her grandmother make
meals that accommodate both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Everyone is
Li even makes Jams from scratch.
As mentioned earlier, Li prepares all her meals from scratch with products
readily available on the farm and the wild. This process is humbling and highly
addictive, given that I find it hard to stop watching once I start. You can
almost smell the food from your screen. Watching her has made many people turn
into small scale farmers simply because they want to have that excitement that
comes from growing the crops and eating them fresh from your garden.
The best thing is that the meals are made from ingredients you can easily
purchase or plant regardless of whether you live in a townhouse or at the farm.
All you need is focus and dedication, which we all have a little bit of.
For example, in one of her videos, Li prepares breakfast from soybeans by
making soy milk from scratch. She goes into the farm, picks the beans, removes
them from the stalk, cleans them, and performs the whole process where she
extracts the milk. Her meals are always well represented in what I can term as
the most artistic manner, with beautiful flowers that even look edible.
Li Ziqi's Handcrafted Art
Well, Li is a woman of many talents. She has a way with her hands where
she makes immaculate things. You can see artifacts such as quilts, furniture,
jewelry, and even clothes all made from scratch in her videos.
Whenever she needs furniture, Li goes into the forest, gets the perfect
tree for the task, and makes the furniture she desires. One of her videos shows
her making a silk quilt by raising the silk snails herself and harvesting the
silk for the quilt. She honestly has patience and determination, and the level
of perfection that goes into her products is impeccable.
Liz art is highly cultural. She raises the Chinese flag high every time
she makes an art of any form. We can say that her upbringing and environment
have positively contributed to this. Take, for example, her embroidery pieces;
by making the fabrics, threads, ink, and even brushes herself, then going ahead
to embroider, she tells an untold story stitch by stitch, helping preserve
culture and tradition that has thrived for over 1000 years and counting.
Some of her products include;
· Decent, comfortable, cultural student ware which is made from 100%cotton
fit for any weather.
· Decent, comfortable, cultural casual wear that is fit for different
seasons all through the year.
· The Asian Vintage Chinese Jewelry Keepsake Box with a leather surface.
· Cutlery made with Chinese art.
· Recipes which are free from her online sites. All you need to do is
follow her and have different recipes at your disposal.
All at affordable prices.
When you hear the name Li Ziqi, Li ZiqiTasy, or Li Jianja, envision hard
work, persistence, perseverance, faith, and talent. Li is the epitome of an all-rounded,
kind-hearted, enthusiastic, beautiful, down to earth person you will ever come
across in real life or on these sides of social networking.
Despite all the hardships she endured as a child-like;
· Losing both parents at a young age,
· Living with an abusive stepmother,
· She had to uproot her life and go back to the village to take care of
her ailing grandmother.
She persisted and made the best out of a very tough situation. Some may
call it making lemonade out of lemons. Well, she did it, and she is enjoying
every bit of it. Li took it upon herself and continues to this very day to
bring joy into millions of lives online through her videos and inventions. She
has brought the Chinese culture into a beautiful light, which many have failed