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Location: Brisbane, QLD Australia
Birthday: May 8


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Red-Color News Soldier by Li Zhensheng
Red-Color News Soldier by Li Zhensheng
I remember reading a review of this in the Far Eastern Economic Review (Oct 16, 2003 issue) and I said to myself after reading that review that I had to somehow find a copy of this book. One week later, I found it. If this truly is part of the only (known) complete collection of photographs of China within 1966-1976, then Li Zhensheng must be commended for his bravery in capturing some of the most poignant & stark imagery that I have ever seen in my life.
Starting from the beginnings of the "revolution" in 1964-1966, we are taken through from the initial scenes of relative calmness to the all-out assault on those "bourgeois" elements within Heilongjiang province… Read more
Lonely Planet Cantonese Phrasebook by Kam Y. Lau
Have found this useful for basic phrases and general conversation, however for anything harder, I've had to go back to a more authoritative source, a native-Cantonese speaker to get the info that I'm looking for. This isn't good for learning as such, but it is a useful tool if you know some cantonese already to reinforce what you know for general converstaion and also if you are stuck in Hong Kong with the characters being alongside the romanization for easy pointing to the locals if you are having trouble with the tones.
Better Luck Tomorrow (Widescreen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Perry Shen
Justin Lin has made one of my films of 2003 (and yes I do know it was released in 2002). Being in Australia, I heard about this flick over the net and after watching it on DVD, I can understand what the hype was all about. He has turned around and portrayed Asian-Americans (and in general, any Asian person who lives in a western country, myself included) in a way that Hollywood has not been able to do well at all in recent times. Most Hollywood flicks thrive on portraying Asians as being kung-fu fighting machines or as the visual eye-candy for the non-Asian male cast. This flick finally portrays Asians-Americans as being really no different from the vast majority of the populace who have to… Read more