Perhaps it’s just my warped sense of humor, but I couldn’t fail to laugh when I went on QQ and was shown a featured ad. Namely ‘Dodo China’. Now I’m sure they are thinking of the English pronunciation as in ‘Dodo bird’, but honestly all I could think of was the other Childrens word for poo, i.e. Dodo (doo doo.)
As far as I can make out it’s an ‘all in one app’ that shows you Chinese characters and tells you about Chinese culture/history (the sanctioned one.) Bearing in mind it’s featured on QQ I wouldn’t believe everything I’d read in it.
I’m guessing there are a fair few phrases popping up like “China has 5,000 years of history.” and “Chinese food is delicious.”, or “ChInese culture is harmonious!”
Anyway, I’ve not downloaded it as I have enough dodo on my phone already, but if you do, then do(do) come back and tell us all what it’s like.
Here it is: The Dodo China App
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. That’s due to various reasons, one being the annoying ‘Captcha’ that stopped showing up when I tried to log into my own blog (you know, those incomprehensible letters you have to type in to prove you’re human). Other reasons are too many and drawn out to explain. So if you missed me (I doubt you did), apologies Continue reading
Ya, I realize my post title is something of an oxymoron… or something like that. It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted as I’ve honestly not had that much interesting to say, but today I came across a news item that really reminded me of something I’ve heard a few times in China, not many times, but a few times.
Do you ever remember as a kid trying to talk like an Asian and making stupid sounds that you felt represented the sound someone Chinese or Japanese makes when speaking their language (a cross between Bruce Lee’s war cries, and Fu Manchu speaking). Well first off, forgive yourself your stupidity because 1. You were a kid (if you were over sixteen don’t forgive yourself) and 2. Chinese people can sometimes be heard to mimic what they think is the sound of a non-Chinese speaking Continue reading
(This is ‘Chinese Martial Arts part 3′, this is the third of a three part series, go to Chinese Martial Arts Part 1 to see the first, or Chinese Martial Arts Part 2. for the second.)
…In 1949 the Chinese Communist party came into power, also with help from various secret societies and their members. The Chinese communist party were clever, seeing the history of their own country and how at many times groups of people managed to overthrow the rulers with the help of the secret societies and their Chinese martial arts exponents (including how they had also done so to a degree) they set up the all China sports Federation to control the teaching of martial arts, and in 1951 they ordered all private martial arts schools closed, and labeled them feudalistic Continue reading
I’ve been in a rather silly mood this past week as can be seen by my last two posts. I don’t know why, I guess I can blame air pollution in Beijing or something Continue reading