Bastard. My wife's plan for improving my Chinese?Watching movies.Chick flicks, that is.1970s chick flicks.In Chinese, in case I didn't mention that. Sometimes I hate these-hyar Intarweebs, because there are 15 of them stacked up on her desk right now, courtesy of some website in Hong Kong.SHOOT ME NOW!
I'm just kidding. Actually the movies she watches almost make me nostalgic for a place I never knew, because they are so derivative of the movies I rememeber as a kid in the 1970s.We put up with a lot for each other. I went to A Yanni concert with her before I cured her of her misguided musical tastes (she is from Asia, the continent rhythm forgot). In return she went to a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert with me - in WVA.I think I'm going to be in Manhattan on the 26th. Most people say I don't look like what they imagine from my writing.
Imagine if you had a girl that would rent "American Psycho". This is STILL one of the most disturbing movies I've seen. So, Nathan is in the NYC. Love it. Right now, the fam and I are vacationing in Jackson, WY. It doesn't get much more different from NY than this place. Love them both for very different reasons.
John,I feel your pain. I'd rather eat lint than watch most romantic comedies. In fact, I could do without the romance in most movies (I love the Matrix, but the sneaker sex scene in Reloaded? Bletch.)Can't you just watch lots of kung fu movies? That'll expand your vocabulary in *some* direction!
Kung Fu movies are in Cantonese. No dice.
ALL of them are in Cantonese?Wow. Harsh.
Hmmm... usually when I'm picturing you (John), I'm seeing the Meez with the kickboxing (or whatever that was).
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon was in Mandarin. I've actually never seen one in Mandarin. Jackie Chan is Hong Kongese, so is Jet Li, as was Bruce Lee. Some of the newer ones might be in mandarin, but all the classics like "The Kid with the Golden Arm" are in Cantonese.There are some good serials about ancient times like the stories about Chin Shih Huang Ti that are in Mandarin, but the vocabulary there is less useful if you don't plan on using your Chinese to plot a wide scale massacre.But we do have all the Disney movies in Mandarin, so maybe I can convince her to wath "Ratatouille" in Chinese tonight.
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