Monday, November 17, 2008

'Thank You' MC Jin

Time for another clip from our favourite Cantonese-speaking ABC rapper ;) In this track (performed live in Hong Kong's Times Square) MC Jin gives props to him mum and dad. Aww.

You have to give him credit: How many people can rap this well in two languages? The guy is talented.

Related: MC Jin tells it like it is, ABC style

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Not a view of Chinatown you see everyday

The views you see here of the south-western edge of London's Chinatown probably have not been seen for decades and in a few years' time (when all the work is done) might not be seen again for decades more.

What used to be the Swiss Centre has been totally demolished and enormous building works are now going on on the site. The work has created a vast, temporary open space allowing sunlight to fill parts of Wardour, Lisle and Leicester Streets that are normally shrouded in dingy shadow.

To see it for yourself, get a lunchtime table at the front of the top floor of Joy King Lau restaurant, Leicester Street. It's the best view to be had in Chinatown right now.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

'Cantonese - The Movie' (cont'd)

These little learn Cantonese movies by Cecilie Gamst Berg (aka Chinadroll) are just too good not to post.

This time she deals with Cantonese noun qualifiers, using the classic sentence "that brother is taller than that brother" to illustrate a point (say it in Canto to see what she means).

Catch up with all the episodes of 'Cantonese The Movie' at Cecilie's blog

Related: Learning Canto with Ah-Mok and ah-Wai

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Hong Kong Halloween

Ghosts, ghoulies and other assorted characters come out to play in Lan Kwai Fong.

Related: Halloween Special: Top 5 Scary Chinese People!