oh yeah baby. u just don’t know.
I was watching last night’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart where he interviewed Judd Apatow for his new film Funny People. Somewhere in the middle of the interview, the two made a joke about being Jewish, and I had one of those ‘Usual Suspects’ moments where your mind starts replaying clips of past memories and eventually makes sense of something you never realized.
this is something that i decided to look up after a discussion w/ AL47. we wondered how nationalism differed from the east to the west and i realized i had seen the information somewhere before. it was probably on gnxp but i wanted to look the information up myself.
so here i’ve put the results of the world values survey up for selected nations from the east and west. i would’ve put all of them on one table, but our blog formatting cuts it off unfortunately. (more…)
After writing the first two posts on Asian 2.0 I’ve decided that listing and describing the myriad of Asian media influences in my life would prove both long-winded and inconclusive, as the exact sentiments I am wishing to express are unclear even to myself.
And so, let’s skip to the heart of the matter. Here is my proposal for the development of a new media culture that I think has potential synergy to it:
The popular music being produced out of Taiwan and Hong Kong was an important part of my emotional life growing up. I remember my aunt brought me one CD of a successful pianist in Taiwan who released covers of popular Chinese hits. The CD included a small booklet with the sheet music to the songs on the CD, and I was so taken by the music that I brought this small booklet to my classical piano teacher – a red-headed lady who had once threatened to chop me up into little pieces after a poor practice session – so that I could learn one of the songs on it. The pianist was Eric Chen, and I can’t seem to find any solo performances of his, but here is an MV of him accompanying a singer on piano:
The whole video is pretty funny, but the door block is at 4:05 and the trivia starts at 5:50.
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