Monthly Archives: May 2016

Xin’s Love Story Explained

If you want to talk about a perfect hero, then Xin, Qi-ji, is one of those, someone capable of writing in a complete spectrum of poetic and lyrical themes and fighting the fiercest battles in a great variety of missions. … Continue reading

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Chinese Movies

The Chinese spirit celebrates her heroes, heroes who can deliver her from evil and save her people. I am not talking about fictional superheroes that never existed but real people and real heroes who actually lived in our lives. I … Continue reading

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Painted Skin I & II

These two movies are based on a classic Chinese short story collection, Liao-zhai-zhi-yi, Gossips & Rumors, a Book about Ghosts and Demons. To be honest with you, I rarely find Chinese movies worth watching. In fact, I just don’t find … Continue reading

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Too, About The Temple For Visiting Gods

同题仙游观 by 韩翃 (https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%9F%93%E7%BF%83) 仙台初见五城楼 风物凄凄宿雨收 山色遥连秦树晚 砧声近报汉宫秋 疏松影落空坛静 细草香闲小洞幽 何用别寻方外去 人间亦自有丹丘 – my personal translation – Too, About The Temple For Visiting Gods by Han, Hong The Stand of Gods was residence for gods; As night rain stopped, the … Continue reading

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Why Are We Yellow?

Homo sapiens emerged in East Africa and began to spread all over the Earth. They were originally all black, but as they moved north and east, they turned white and brown, while a small branch of them returned black near … Continue reading

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Some More Chinese Music

The Chinese music market is slightly different from the western markets in that most songs are written for TV dramas. Given that China has hundreds and thousands of local and national TV channels to serve more than a billion unique … Continue reading

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A Musical Difference

If language defines who you are, then music defines who you feel you are. While language shapes the way you conceive, music shapes the way you perceive. Language defines your identity, but music goes deeper into your subconsciousness. It changes … Continue reading

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