講一講加國行長Mark Carney空降英倫銀行

November 29, 2012

(廣東話) 經濟分析師陳心田與獨立記者林錦堂講一講加國行長Mark Carney空降英倫銀行

(in Cantonese) Economic Analyst +Wallace Chan & Independent Reporter Kempton Lam chat re Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney to lead Bank of England.

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談錫永 (王亭之)

December 6, 2010

For the record. Here is a fun video from 談錫永 (王亭之).

[HT 談錫永]

Feb 4th, 2012 update: Interesting info via “駱友梅:猶有詩懷憶舊時——知心讀者寫偶像詩人王辛笛 – 駱友梅“. Interesting to read that “談延祚(又名談錫永、王亭之、陳易…)”

“那一回,王詩人由貞白兩老陪同,曾到舍下用飯,那時外子工作纏身,往往是飯未終席便趕回報社,為怕款客不周的誤會,特地把戴成義(戴天)、談延祚(又名談錫永、王亭之、陳易…)等一一邀來,好有多幾個人談藝說詩。”


The Most Amazing flight with WestJet

October 9, 2010

Really cool to find out people can watch my Cantonese edition of “The Most Amazing” on WestJet flights! Next time you fly with WestJet, I hope you have fun checking out “The Most Amazing” on its in-flight OMNI Chinese channel.

So cool!

Here is a sample clip from season one. (Season three is the upcoming season.)


廣東話已死

October 21, 2009

Here is an excerpt (emphasis added) from my friend Daisann’s article “Cantonese Is Dead“,

I’ve just landed in Hong Kong only to discover that Cantonese is dead. Sei jo la! It must be true. The New York Times says so. But wait. Their reporter also calls Cantonese a “dialect”. (And determines that Mandarin is a “language”). […]

Anyway, the “Cantonese is Dead” meme gets my dander up for all kinds of reasons. For one, it perpetuates the falsehood that Mandarin is the original Chinese language from which all others are somehow lesser, dialect derivatives. As a student of Cantonese, I resent this perfunctory dismissal of a rich language that is both older and more complex than Mandarin.

But more than that, I get annoyed because the “Rise of Mandarin” meme also feeds the central Chinese government’s distorted propaganda about Chinese ethnicity and identity. In the eyes of Beijing, all Chinese are “Han people”–whatever “Han” is (to my ears, the term carries the creepiness of “White” or “Aryan”). In their universe, all Chinese are “Han” who should be speaking “gwok yu” (national language). And, every right thinking “Han” person from Taipei to Bangkok, from Sheung Wan to Mott Street must fall in line and get with the Motherland program: bowing to the inevitabilty of a new Chinese empire, ruled from Beijing.