Angelina Jolie & Gerard Butler "Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life" Movie

Gerard Butler wins over Angelina Jolie, or atleast when it comes to speaking Chinese. The other day, I caught the awful movie "Tomb Raider – the Cradle of Life" with arguably the world’s sexiest actors and was surprised to see both actors trying out their Chinese.     Here’s the scene. Angelina …

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Located at the Overseas Chinese Town in Shenzhen is the China Folk Cultural Village, taking you through China’s minorities cultures.   I’ll start off with one of the really impressive shows they run on the park showing a live battle between the Qing and the Ming…   …

"Splendid China" Shenzhen - Around China in 80 Minutes

  Seeing China has never been easier. Splendid China Folk Culture Village in Shenzhen promises to deliver the highlights of China with a walkable amusement park. Splendid China exhibits mini-versions of all the main natural and historical attractions of China. Precise miniature of Xian Terra Cotta Warriors, The Great Wall of China, The …

Bian lian - Sichuan's Face Changing Mask Performing Art

Based in China’s Sichuan province and originally performed as part of Chinese Opera is the beautiful performing art of face-mask changing – Bian Lian (变脸, 變臉, Biàn Liǎn). Watch this next routine I recorded in a Sichuan cuisine restaurant called Sichuan Folk in a Shenzhen Overseas Chinese District (posh) shopping mall. …

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Figurines collectables were the center of attraction, some of the fans queuing up a few days in advance to Anicom HK 2009 to be the first in line to buy some of those. Following are some of the figurines at the exhibition.   I don’t know who …

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The 11th Hong Kong AniCom for 2009 was held at the HKCEC during the beginning of August hosting the best of animation and comics in the region.  Among the obvious attractions were the Cosplayers, arriving at the exhibition to pose in their best Cosplay outfits and compete for the best Cosplay costume awards.   …

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The 11th Hong Kong AniCom for 2009 was held at the HKCEC during the beginning of August hosting the best of animation and comics in the region.   Breaking all previous records, this was – by far – the most crowded event I’ve been to in HK. Doing the mistake …

Taiwanese night-market - food section

Living in a Taiwanese town and wondering what’s to do? Let me help you out a bit. It sounds like a somewhat naive question, but I get that alot, even in relatively bustling lively Taiwanese towns. I got that in Tainan atleast a dozen times this past year, mostly from students. As I know …

Chikan Towers - Tainan City

Visiting Tainan City and Tainan Country? If you have some time to explore, there are quite a few interesting things for you to see. Following is a list of suggested things to do with an outline for a visit itinerary. A word  of caution before I begin – while there’s alot to do I …

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The "Kaohsiung Zuoying Museum of Military Dependents Village" is about the sad story of the disappearing history and culture of the Taiwanese KMT villages. Whether you’re a foreigner or a local, the museum name  doesn’t sound like a museum you’d like to go visit, does it? and trust me when I say that it was […]

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