A few days after it opened in theatres here in Taipei, I went to go see Scarlett Johannson’s latest film, Lucy. Equipped with its fair share of Korean gangsters, drug Read More
In today’s post I interview a friend of the site, and long time user, Aaron Posehn. You can check out his cool ebook on learning to write characters over at chinease-ebook.com and also, be sure to check out his brand new website devoted to learning languages called For the Love of Languages!
Hi Aaron, can you give everyone a brief introduction to who you are and how you first got interested in learning Chinese?
My name is Aaron Posehn and I’m originally from Vancouver, Canada. My love affair with Chinese started Read More
First things first, I LOVE the look of this traditional character for turtle (龜 gūi). I might go as far as saying that it’s my favourite. It almost looks like the special ninja swords (Sai) that Raphael uses. It’s as if all those years back when someone was creating this character, they foresaw a future where turtles would wield ninja swords! Read More
This post was written before it came out in Mainland China since it didn’t get released until some time later. It then got posted on Reddit, and was the #5 ranking article on there. Then it began being mentioned on numerous blog sites* and now
Even the Director of Guardians of the Galaxy has coined my English translation!!!
星際異攻隊 – that is, Interplanetary Unusual Attacking Team -opens Friday in China! pic.twitter.com/9XpSoxqrAU
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 6, 2014
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in Chinese
Two weeks ago we went to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, (2014).
It’s a pretty confusing name, especially since the predecessor was called “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” They definitely have too many “of the” in the titles. What will the third one be called? Rise of the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes!?
It’s part two of the rebooted franchise, which had already been (badly) attempted by Tim Burton and “Marky Mark” Wahlberg in 2001 which itself was a remake of the 1968 Charlton Heston movie. Read More