I Love My Family (我爱我家) Dir. Ying Da (英达). 1993 – 1994.
I Love My Family is a 120-episode comedy sitcom about a six-member family in 1990s Beijing and their daily life and interactions with their neighbors and relatives. Known as the first multi-camera and Mandarin-language sitcom, I Love My Family was a watershed creation of director Ying Da’s career.
Starring a veteran grandfather, portrayed by Wen Xingyu (文兴宇); his harrowed elder son, portrayed by Yang Lixing (杨立新); his operatic daughter-in-law from the countryside, portrayed by Song Dandan (宋丹丹); his spendthrift playboy of a younger son, portrayed by Tian Liang (田亮); his daughter studying abroad in the U.S., portrayed by Zhao Mingming (赵明明); and his happy-go-lucky granddaughter who frequently finds herself in trouble at school, portrayed by Guan Ling (关凌). The sitcom follows the temporal misadventures of these characters as they confront familial, educational, workplace, and interpersonal conflicts.
I Love My Family is a commentary on both the transforming intergenerational sociopolitical situation burgeoning in China and the cross-cultural influence of Western thought and ideals. It garnered immediate attention for both is comedic value and its easily identifiable relevance to contemporary Chinese life.
“Jing Hua, don’t ever leave me again, You are my soul image, right?”
Seriously, this manhua needs more love. I finished the latest chapter and it’s getting really interesting. It must be devastating for Xi when Zhang Xuan shot himself (but Zhang Xuan was kept in the house, so not exactly dead I suppose?). In the flashback, I like how Jing hua thought that he won’t forgive Zhang Xuan if he dare to lie to Xi. I smell love triangle hehe, but I will always support Jing hua and Xi together.
——Then I would die,
And even my feathers would rot in the soil.
Why are my eyes always brimming with tears?
Because I love this land so deeply…
我爱这土地 (I Love This Land) by Ai Qing (艾青). 1938.
Ai Qing (1910-1996), also known as Ejia (莪加), Ke'a (克阿), or Linbi (林壁), is regarded as one of the finest modern Chinese poets. Born with the surname Jiang (蒋) in Zhejiang province, Ai was prompted to change his name due to resentment towards Chiang Kai-shek (蒋介石). In the 1930s, Ai was imprisoned and tortured by Chiang’s Kuomintang party for his leftist ideology; when the Communist party took power in 1949, Ai became an an active member. However, during the Anti-Rightist Movement in 1957, Ai was accused of being a rightist after defending fellow author Ding Ling. Ai spent the ten years of the Cultural Revolution cleaning toilets before being reinstated in 1979. Apart from being a celebrated poet, Ai was also the father of controversial contemporary artistAi Weiwei. The poem I Love This Land was written as a reaction to the invasion of China by imperialist Japanese forces in 1937.
The griever sound came from ocean seals mixed with elk, fox, gibbons and bear calls which which added mass to the vocal. Dan O’Connell (from One Step Up) and I collaborated to create the metallic feet and articulated the tales using rivet stripes, balls bearing and parts found at a hobby store. Chuck Michael developed backgrounds atmosphere for the various environments.
520 (wǔ èr líng) or/also 521 (wǔ èr yī) are used to say « I love you ! » (我爱你 wǒ ài nǐ). The 20th/21st of May (5.20/5.21) in China is sometimes celebrated as a day of love. The HunHan is so strong here
Buddhism was introduced in Japan with the first contacts between China and Central Asia, where Buddhism had spread from the Indian subcontinent. The contacts occurred with the opening of the Silk Road in the 2nd century BC, following the travels of Zhang Qian between 138 and 126 BC. The official introduction of Buddhism in China in 67 AD. At the time, they referred to Japan as the country of Fusang (Chinese: 扶桑 “The country of the extreme East” beyond the sea). Photography by Sushicam on Flickr, text via Ai-ling on Pinterest
The core Griever sound came from ocean seals mixed with elk, fox, gibbons and bear calls, which added mass to the vocal. Dan O’Connell [from One Step Up] and I collaborated to create the metallic feet, and articulated the tails using rivet strips, ball bearings and parts found at a hobby store. Chuck Michael developed background atmospheres for the various environments.