In an ongoing series from The iPod Lounge, it talks about ipods and other music players in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Quite interesting to see the differences in major Asian cities! Lots of pictures too...
The series also includes Tokyo and Singapore so far...
Finally! I talked about this film and book way back during the 2003 San Diego Asian Film Festival! A French and Chinese production, I despaired
of ever seeing it as a Region 1 (US/Canada) DVD! I'll leave to you to go down Memory Lane if you'd like to see my reviews and SDAFF coverage (October, 2003) Wonderful book! Movie is very good too. And it stars Xun Zhou of the new HK film Perhaps Love! :)
Plot Outline: A boy sent to a Maoist "rehabilitation" camp in the mountains falls in love with the village tailor's granddaughter.
Plot Synopsis: In 1971 China, in the lingering grip of the cultural revolution, two university students, Luo and Ma, are sent to a mountain mining village as part of their reeducation duty to purge them of their classical western oriented education. Amid the backbreaking work and stifling ignorance of the community, the two boys find that music, and the presence of the beautiful local young women are the only pleasant things in their miserable life. However, none compare to the young seamstress granddaughter of the local tailor. Stealing a departing student's secret cache of forbidden books of classic western literature such as the works of Honore de Balzac, they set about to woo her and teach her things she had never imagined. In doing so, they start a journey that would profoundly change her perspective on her world and teach the boys about the power of literature and their own ability to change their world in truly revolutionary ways.
Currently Reading: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Got this from Peggy recently. The Movie seems very nice, judging from the web site. The site is a little slow to respond, so dont let that throw you off. There is an English version too - most helpful to Mikey! :)
Will be putting the song on my RadioBlog ASAP!
外面(Radio Mix) Wai Mian, Outside
演唱：周迅 Zhou Xun
wai mian de shi jie hen jing cai
it's a wonderful world out there
Wo chu Qu hui bu hui shi bai
Will i fall when im out there?
wai mian the shi jie te bie kang kai
it's a generous world out there
chuang chu qu wo jiu ke yi huo guo lai
I will survive when i am out there
liu zai zhe li wo kan bu dao xian zai
If i ever stay here, i can't see my present life
I want to find my future
xia ding le jue xin gai bian ri zi zhen nan ai
it's such a hard life but i've made up my mind to change it
chui xi le la zhu yuan wang jiu shi li kai
candles being blown out, i wish to leave this place
Amazon has opened up a section for all things Memiors Here. Books, clips, etc.
How many have seen the movie so far?? I must confess, I saw it last Saturday here in San Diego. I didn't want to piss you guys off that had to wait! :P
In a word, it is Wonderful! I still suggest reading the book first, but the film stands on its own. Especially compared with the other films out right now, this film overwelms. And I think that this film will make Zhang Ziyi even more of an international star. She really nails this role overall, especially the dance sequence. All the parts are well done. Did you guys recognize that "Pumpkin" was played by
Youki Kudoh of Snow Falling on Cedars, Picture Bride and Mystery Train fame??
Go see it. You won't regret it!! :)
Currently Listening: Soundtrack to Memoirs of a Geisha