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Watching all these Asian shows made me have a few questions. I know Mandarin and Cantonese are two different languages, even though they use the same symbols. But are they different merely in the way they pronounce things, or how? Are they like Russian and Ukrainian, where if you speak one, you can get the gist of the other, or are they like Arabic and Portuguese, nothing much in common. And what is Taiwanese? is it a kind of Mandarin, or a separate language entirely? Also, how are keyboards organized in Chinese/Japanese etc, as they have symbols instead of letters and no way to fit all of them onto a keyboard.

I watched more Mars (halfway through ep 19 now) and my squee is unabated. Brief Mars thoughts )

My favorite scene:


Also, I realized why I glommed onto Silence so much. It's like a Taiwanese version of Kal Ho Na Ho only with less dancing. OK, don't believe me? Then follow this:

Silence and KHNH comparison )

[livejournal.com profile] katranna has an interesting post in her LJ on the problems of people glorifying past eras, which should totally be checked out. In unrelated news, I am watching Ouran ep 17 and OMG. So funny. Love. So much love.

And last but not least, I want to recommend Goong: Princess Hours, a delightful Korean dorama of 24 episodes, a modern fairy tale. The world of Goong is an AU, where South Korea is a constitutional monarchy. Our heroine, Chae-gyung, is a student who finds herself, due to an arranged marriage situation, betrothed to the Prince Shin, the Crown Prince. Needless to say, the young couple is less than delighted. Not only does Chae-gyung detests all the fawning fangirlishness Shin attracts, but she's overheard him propose marriage to someone else (and getting turned down)! Shin himself, icy and reserved, has no interest in the hyper and madcap Chae-gyung. But they are stuck so decide to go along with it for the time being. And it goes on from there, with a lot of complications.



Goong pictures )
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Watching all these Asian shows made me have a few questions. I know Mandarin and Cantonese are two different languages, even though they use the same symbols. But are they different merely in the way they pronounce things, or how? Are they like Russian and Ukrainian, where if you speak one, you can get the gist of the other, or are they like Arabic and Portuguese, nothing much in common. And what is Taiwanese? is it a kind of Mandarin, or a separate language entirely? Also, how are keyboards organized in Chinese/Japanese etc, as they have symbols instead of letters and no way to fit all of them onto a keyboard.

I watched more Mars (halfway through ep 19 now) and my squee is unabated. Brief Mars thoughts )

My favorite scene:


Also, I realized why I glommed onto Silence so much. It's like a Taiwanese version of Kal Ho Na Ho only with less dancing. OK, don't believe me? Then follow this:

Silence and KHNH comparison )

[livejournal.com profile] katranna has an interesting post in her LJ on the problems of people glorifying past eras, which should totally be checked out. In unrelated news, I am watching Ouran ep 17 and OMG. So funny. Love. So much love.

And last but not least, I want to recommend Goong: Princess Hours, a delightful Korean dorama of 24 episodes, a modern fairy tale. The world of Goong is an AU, where South Korea is a constitutional monarchy. Our heroine, Chae-gyung, is a student who finds herself, due to an arranged marriage situation, betrothed to the Prince Shin, the Crown Prince. Needless to say, the young couple is less than delighted. Not only does Chae-gyung detests all the fawning fangirlishness Shin attracts, but she's overheard him propose marriage to someone else (and getting turned down)! Shin himself, icy and reserved, has no interest in the hyper and madcap Chae-gyung. But they are stuck so decide to go along with it for the time being. And it goes on from there, with a lot of complications.



Goong pictures )
dangermousie: (Default)
Watching all these Asian shows made me have a few questions. I know Mandarin and Cantonese are two different languages, even though they use the same symbols. But are they different merely in the way they pronounce things, or how? Are they like Russian and Ukrainian, where if you speak one, you can get the gist of the other, or are they like Arabic and Portuguese, nothing much in common. And what is Taiwanese? is it a kind of Mandarin, or a separate language entirely? Also, how are keyboards organized in Chinese/Japanese etc, as they have symbols instead of letters and no way to fit all of them onto a keyboard.

I watched more Mars (halfway through ep 19 now) and my squee is unabated. Brief Mars thoughts )

My favorite scene:


Also, I realized why I glommed onto Silence so much. It's like a Taiwanese version of Kal Ho Na Ho only with less dancing. OK, don't believe me? Then follow this:

Silence and KHNH comparison )

[livejournal.com profile] katranna has an interesting post in her LJ on the problems of people glorifying past eras, which should totally be checked out. In unrelated news, I am watching Ouran ep 17 and OMG. So funny. Love. So much love.

And last but not least, I want to recommend Goong: Princess Hours, a delightful Korean dorama of 24 episodes, a modern fairy tale. The world of Goong is an AU, where South Korea is a constitutional monarchy. Our heroine, Chae-gyung, is a student who finds herself, due to an arranged marriage situation, betrothed to the Prince Shin, the Crown Prince. Needless to say, the young couple is less than delighted. Not only does Chae-gyung detests all the fawning fangirlishness Shin attracts, but she's overheard him propose marriage to someone else (and getting turned down)! Shin himself, icy and reserved, has no interest in the hyper and madcap Chae-gyung. But they are stuck so decide to go along with it for the time being. And it goes on from there, with a lot of complications.



Goong pictures )
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Today's movie rec and pic spam of the day is Kal Ho Na Ho. It's a fun, funny, tongue-in-cheek movie that turns melodramatically heart-breaking and which I adore. It's not a masterpiece but a movie I can rewatch ad nauseam. And it's set in New York City.

The story revolves around Naina (Preity Zinta), a twenty-something New Yorker, whose life is rather bleak: her father is dead, her mother and her grand-mother fight continuously, she is afraid of loving and losing, and the restaurant run by her mother is about to fold. The only bright spot in her life comes from her best friend, Rohit (Saif Ali Khan), but her life changes dramtically when a new neightbor, Aman (Shahrukh Khan) moves in and turns Naina's quiet neighborhood and Naina's world itself upside down.

The music is great, the characters are too, the story is witty and funny and angsty. And Saif and Shahrukh have a great chemistry. I love it.

Aman and Naina:



Many many pictures from one of my favorite movies )
dangermousie: (BW: VZ 2 by chalkare)
Today's movie rec and pic spam of the day is Kal Ho Na Ho. It's a fun, funny, tongue-in-cheek movie that turns melodramatically heart-breaking and which I adore. It's not a masterpiece but a movie I can rewatch ad nauseam. And it's set in New York City.

The story revolves around Naina (Preity Zinta), a twenty-something New Yorker, whose life is rather bleak: her father is dead, her mother and her grand-mother fight continuously, she is afraid of loving and losing, and the restaurant run by her mother is about to fold. The only bright spot in her life comes from her best friend, Rohit (Saif Ali Khan), but her life changes dramtically when a new neightbor, Aman (Shahrukh Khan) moves in and turns Naina's quiet neighborhood and Naina's world itself upside down.

The music is great, the characters are too, the story is witty and funny and angsty. And Saif and Shahrukh have a great chemistry. I love it.

Aman and Naina:



Many many pictures from one of my favorite movies )
dangermousie: (BW: VZ 2 by chalkare)
Today's movie rec and pic spam of the day is Kal Ho Na Ho. It's a fun, funny, tongue-in-cheek movie that turns melodramatically heart-breaking and which I adore. It's not a masterpiece but a movie I can rewatch ad nauseam. And it's set in New York City.

The story revolves around Naina (Preity Zinta), a twenty-something New Yorker, whose life is rather bleak: her father is dead, her mother and her grand-mother fight continuously, she is afraid of loving and losing, and the restaurant run by her mother is about to fold. The only bright spot in her life comes from her best friend, Rohit (Saif Ali Khan), but her life changes dramtically when a new neightbor, Aman (Shahrukh Khan) moves in and turns Naina's quiet neighborhood and Naina's world itself upside down.

The music is great, the characters are too, the story is witty and funny and angsty. And Saif and Shahrukh have a great chemistry. I love it.

Aman and Naina:



Many many pictures from one of my favorite movies )

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