7 Foreign Movies Come to Mainland China in October 2017 (中英双语)

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~Introducing pop culture from around the world~ It’s Double Holiday week! Happy 5,068th birthday to China… and happy mooncake [not] eating. Everyone be sure to look up at the big full moon tonight and dream about your beloved. Now on to the list of movies for the month. Did anybody see all 13 from September? We […]

Yes, there’s a Chinese word for “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”…

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~You can’t fully learn a language without learning the culture~ Oh, this is fun! If you’re not famliiar with this famous ditty, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” is a song from the 1964 musical film Mary Poppins. It was written by the Sherman Brothers, and sung by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke (pictured). Every child born in the USA during the […]

【世界美食】Foods of the World: Banana Bread 从美国的香蕉面包

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~Introducing food culture from around the world~ Hungry? I know we are. We always are. Thankfully, we’re just in luck… the bananas we bought 4 days ago are super ripe and we can mash them up to make a delicious sweet bread dessert! Banana bread 香蕉面包 xiāng jiāo miàn bāo is a quick and easy after-meal treat from […]

【KTV Help】我是一只小小鸟 wǒ shì yī zhī xiǎo xiǎo niǎo

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Welcome to our continuing “KTV Help” series, where we [try to] help you learn different staple songs that could make any Chinese crowd erupt in applause… You can use these posts to practice the songs beforehand, or even open up the article as you’re singing to look at the pinyin, for quick reference in a […]

【世界美食】Foods of the World: Arepas 南美’阿瑞巴’玉米饼

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~Introducing food culture from around the world~ If you’ve ever traveled to the northern part of South America, you can’t help but see arepas 阿瑞巴 ā ruì bā everywhere. These small pancake-like round goodies are made with ground maize dough or cooked corn flour and can be eaten with literally anything. Originating from the area […]

Art & Culture | Let’s Talk About Racial Stereotypes

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We came across these stunning photographs on Oprah Winfrey’s website. (Yes, that Oprah.) They really got us thinking about racial stereotypes 种族偏见 zhǒng zú piān jiàn around the world. Not to mention, our Culture Class on Italy last weekend revealed some interesting stereotypes about Italians as well. Famed photographer, Chris Buck, released this photo series […]

🎥 4 Foreign Films Come to China | April 2017 (中英双语)

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Time for April’s foreign film list and it’s a little sparse compared to the previous few months. No need to fret, I’m sure they’ll make up for it in the summer months. We have faith in the entertainment industry here. Wink wink. Need help buying tickets?: How To Buy Movie Tickets On Wechat **Remember, all movies are subject to […]

😂 April Fool’s Day: 10 Best Hoaxes of all Time

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Source: hoaxes.org Here’s your friendly reminder that it’s almost April 1 aka April Fool’s Day 愚人节 yú rén jiē – so don’t believe any message or call at face value, your friends or loved ones could be trying to prank you! In this fun, but dastardly deceptive, traditional holiday, people all over Western culture will try to play smalltricks on […]