会说一口完美英语的梁朝伟

康康他妈是梁朝伟的粉丝,昨晚在香港赶着去看了一场《色。戒》,回来跟在电话上讲她的感觉。

“恩,一部有情节的三级片。”

我明白她说的三级片是什么意思,既然标题是以“色”字开头的,也没有什么奇怪的,只是新加坡这边还没开映,她这么说不是吊我胃口吗?

在网上扫了一些有关《色。戒》的资料,其中有一篇很有趣。

美媒体赞梁朝伟是最伟大演员 赞其英语完美无暇

搜了一下,原文应该是这一篇ComingSoon.net的采访,

Exclusive: Chinese Superstar Tony Leung

关于伟仔的英文水平,原文是这么说的,

“…he spoke perfect English, which isn’t always the case with Chinese filmmakers and actors we interview.”

知道伟仔演戏好,没想到他的英文能得到这么高的评价。很想知道鬼佬所说的Perfect English是怎么回事,就又到网搜了搜,找到了伟仔在2001年为电影《2046》接受的英语采访:

 在这次采访里,主持人对他英文口语的评价是”Fantasty!”–极好!

真想不到伟仔的英文口语这么好,比我们中国常驻联合国代表的英文口语都要溜。

据说,伟仔小时家境贫寒,没有留过洋。在新加坡那么多年,我知道要一个土生土长的中国人练到那样的口语水平有多困难。那么这样的真正的双语本事是怎么炼成的呢?

伟仔说他是在幼儿园学的。

也许是开玩笑,但并非没有道理。人在小时候能接触到不同的语言对以后掌握多种语言很有帮助,新加坡,瑞士,这些国家的人很小就接触多种语言,这些国家的人通常都能说多种语言。

看来我要抓紧时间努力教康康英语了。

来一段不让播的相声

烧海那里看到这段郭德纲的相声节选。

流言跟新闻分不清;电影跟广告分不清;杀手跟大夫分不清;贼跟官员分不清;要饭的跟大老板分不清;妓女跟明星分不清;流氓跟导演分不清;流氓跟警察分不清。

--好的,坏的分不清。这就是现在的中国。

不罗嗦了,看片吧。

 

How to eliminate your old PC? 如何甩掉旧电脑?

Intel has launched its flagship product Core Duo 2 Processors for almost 2 months. But as Microsoft delayed delivery of the Windows Vista, many people don’t see the necessity to replace their old machine.

Therefore those want to try out the Intel’s latest high-flyer have to come up with some creative/extreme ways to destroy their old machine.

Here are some funny clips which teach people how to eliminate the old PC. I have shown them to many friends. The more interesting thing is that different clips appeal to different people with different backgrounds in different ways.

Make a clean cut(劈空掌-一刀两断)

Though the banner behind shows Karate, many of my Chinese friend take this as Taekwondo.

In China, Karate is pronounced Kong Shou Dao(空手道). Most Japanese Kanji looks the same as traditional Chinese, but pronounced differently. This causes many problems for Chinese when they read Japanese names in English. For example, many of them have no idea who Koizumi is, though they know Xiao Quan(小泉) is the former Prime Minister of Japan.

Also, they consider the Taijitu banner something related to Korean. Probably they have watched too many Korean movies.

This clip is comprehensible to people from the West too. Maybe they have seen such supernatural phenomenon in those anti-gravity KongFu movies, such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Just add water(女中豪杰-水漫金山)

Many Chinese girls find this clip the most interesting. This clip reminds them those Korean movie they have watched.

About 5 years back in China, Japanese TV drama dominated many Chinese regional TV stations, but now, Korean TV drama and movies are the fad. In those movies, just like in this clip, the female characters are fierce, determined and a bit violence sometimes.

This really puzzles me. In my knowledge, Korean are more endocentric than Chinese. A Korean friend told me that, in many Korean companies, if there is no cleaner in the office, female staff will undoubtedly take up such cleaning work. It is the unwritten rule in their offices.

Well, the girl must have had to clean everything up after destroying the machine.

The great escape(走为上-逃出生天) Continue reading How to eliminate your old PC? 如何甩掉旧电脑?

疯狂的石头,疯狂的梦

第一次是在播客宝典上看到介绍《疯狂的石头》的短片。

看到那“豆干”秘书指着汽车BMW的牌子扯起嗓子,盛气凌人地说,

”你没看到吗?--别!摸!我!“

一阵由幽默卷着的对现实的深刻批判扑面而来:我一下子就喜欢上这部影片了。

却没有想到这部片是由刘德华投资的,更没想到这块石头是刘德华要振兴中国电影这个疯狂的梦的一部分。

看过不少刘德华演的戏,但总感到他演得有点造作,不如发哥,伟仔自然,当然也没有星爷那般搞笑。论起唱歌,他没有学友的唱功,比不上黎明青春,又不能学不了城城在台上像蚱蜢一般的蹦跳。他前几年的《笨小孩》、《木鱼》我倒听得挺有味道,但是在我脑中还是改不了他靠外型吃饭,只会赚钱的印象。

亚洲周刊对刘德华的访谈改变了我的看法--原来他有这么一个疯狂的梦。他对这个梦不但有坚定、执着的追求,而且还有周详、可行的计划。

瘋狂石頭戲內戲外敲打中國瘋狂的心

Continue reading 疯狂的石头,疯狂的梦

A washroom with Da Vinci Code

I went across a newly renovated hawker center and saw this sign yesterday.

WashroomDavinciCode.jpg

Which side for man; which side for woman?

To solve the puzzle, you got to have some basic knowledge of symbolism, or to see the Da Vinci Code movie/book.

The fad of Da Vinci Code has left its mark in front of this toilet.

Singaporean really have a sense of humour here, though it is a bit stressful for those running around to answer the nature call.

I wonder if a person sees a star of david outside a washroom, what should s/he do?

My advice is,

Do your research before do your business!