Sunday, July 1

Huozhe

I visited my old class 星期六。 It was very good to see everyone who was there.

We watched one of my favorite movies. In all honestly my favorite movie since I've seen it.
Zhang Yimou's "To Live", or 或者。


We only made it half way through the film. We stopped and reviewed some of the language in the film and aspects of the history. Kai was about the age of the 儿子 in the movie. Next week when we watch the other half I'm sure he will have more comments because he will be able to relate to even more of it.

As I told Bridgitt the previous week, there were tears. Thankfully she brought tissues. I can't imagine what it will be like next week! I can't recommend this movie enough, and this has nothing to do with it being a Chinese film.

After watching the first half again I was trying to determine whether it is melodramatic or just a reflection of what was happening.

I hope to put some notes on the language up at another time.
Till then, 再见。

4 comments:

Hape said...

You are absolutely right. "To live" is one of the best Chinese films.

pa2 said...

Just wanted to "de-lurk" for a minute and let you know that I'm really interested in your 中文 探! I'm taking Chinese lessons as well with a private tutor. We started as a small group, but people gave up, moved or otherwise quit. I'm still plugging along!
Took my first class ten years ago, and started up again this January.
Your tribulations have greatly inspired me, not just for not giving up, but also to start blogging again.
再见! pat

pa2 said...

Just wanted to "de-lurk" for a minute and let you know that I'm really interested in your 中文 探! I'm taking Chinese lessons as well with a private tutor. We started as a small group, but people gave up, moved or otherwise quit. I'm still plugging along!
Took my first class ten years ago, and started up again this January.
Your tribulations have greatly inspired me, not just for not giving up, but also to start blogging again.
再见! pat

Jeremy Uriz said...

pa2,

Thanks for posting. Always nice to know someone is reading.

Great to hear you've taken up the gauntlet again. It's a rewarding challenge. I'll be sure to stop by your blog soon. Please don't hesitate to post comments or suggestions anytime.

Thanks,
j