What is Diwali, anyways?

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~Holidays from around the world~ Diwali 排灯节 pái dēng jié is one of the India’s biggest festivals. It basically means rows of lighted lamps and every Indian person will celebrate it with joy like a beginning of another new year! In 2018, Diwali will start on Tuesday, the 6th of November and will continue for 5 days until Saturday, the […]

12 Foreign Movies Come to Mainland China in November 2018 (including Trailers w/ Chinese Subtitles)

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~Film culture from around the world~ Not gonna lie, this might be the best month for movies in China in the history of movies in China. Even with the exact same number of films as last month, we have MUCH more variety and there is absolutely something for everyone. We’ve got action, we’ve got fantasy, […]

12 Foreign Movies Come to Mainland China in October 2018 (including Trailers w/ Chinese Subtitles)

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~Film culture from around the world~ With the “spooky” month finally upon us again, China has given many fun films to distract us from pumpkin carving and costume prepping. In fact, five more than last month. We get another action blockbuster, another Bollywood teacher flick, a sad Japanese love story, a handful of hit-or-miss cartoons, a […]

7 Foreign Movies Come to Mainland China in September 2018 (including Trailers w/ Chinese Subtitles)

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~Film culture from around the world~ With August’s massive movie list over and thus summer being officially over, too, we get another lousy month for international films. We trust you all had wonderful summer travels to other countries, though, where you could watch all the cool movies you wanted. But now, welcome back to China, […]

15 Foreign Movies Come to Mainland China in March 2018 (including Trailers w/ Chinese Subtitles)

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~Film culture from around the world~ With last month‘s abysmal list, we get a record-breaking 15 big ones in March to follow the annual holiday migration… Back to work and back to the movies. Amen and amen. We have multiple Oscar nominations, multiple Hollywood blockbusters, an old Bollywood flick (that’s not Aamir Khan), and multiple cartoons for the kiddos. […]

14 Foreign Movies Come to China in January 2018 including Trailers with Chinese subtitles (中英双语)

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~Introducing film culture from around the world~ New year, new us, right? No… never say that. But a new month does mean another list of sweet sweet movies coming to Mainland China. How about those 12+ that came in December? Fairly lackluster, to be honest. Oh, and don’t forget to start writing 2018 on all of your checks. You’re welcome! […]

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 […]

Music: Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up

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~Introducing music culture from around the world~ Have you ever listened to Fleet Foxes before? It’s been a while, we know. Crack-Up is their third studio album and it is their first release in six years. Fleet Foxes is a critically acclaimed indie folk band from Seattle, USA, who rose to prominence in 2007 with their first couple EPs… then came their […]