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Old 03-12-2016, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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So how long have you learned it BTW?
I'm not sure whether this is sarcasm or you just suffer from severe short term memory loss?
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Old 03-13-2016, 04:14 AM
 
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I'm not sure whether this is sarcasm or you just suffer from severe short term memory loss?
Oh, the guy is from Taiwan? I didn't know that
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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List from best to worst

1.Which country has the most advanced enterainment ?
2.Which national language do you think has the best sounding ?
3.Which cuisine you found to be the best in overall ?
4.Which country has the best weather and tourist attraction ?
5.Which country has the best fashioning ?
6.Which country has the best looking people ?
7.Which country people has the best educaton ?
8.Which country has most interested culture ?
9.Which country people has the best personality ?
10. Which country to you think you is the best in overall ?

Note : For China also including Chinese's city-state like Singapore,Hong Kong and Taiwan too.
Japan hands down
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Old 03-13-2016, 03:07 PM
 
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Oh, the guy is from Taiwan? I didn't know that
My generation watched Taiwanese TV since childhood. Everyone watched tons of 瓊瑤, for example
I can still sing many of the songs.
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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My generation watched Taiwanese TV since childhood. Everyone watched tons of 瓊瑤, for example
I can still sing many of the songs.
All of those tv shows starred Chinese or HK actors instead of Taiwanese actors though, there were some Taiwanese ones but they were few and far between.
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Old 03-13-2016, 08:28 PM
 
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All of those tv shows starred Chinese or HK actors instead of Taiwanese actors though, there were some Taiwanese ones but they were few and far between.
As far as I remember, most Chiung Yao movies were starred by Lin Ching-Hsia, Chin Han and other "Taiwanese" actors. Although most of them are "waishengren", they're still "Taiwanese" nonetheless, even though they were born in the mainland or their ancestral home is in the mainland. Anyway, I myself cannot stand Chiung Yao shows, but I remember my sister used to cry buckets. Really cheesy and melodramatic. If these are what represents Chinese entertainment, Korean and Japanese shows are millennia ahead. Chiung Yao stories have plots similar to Romeo and Juliet anyway.
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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As far as I remember, most Chiung Yao movies were starred by Lin Ching-Hsia, Chin Han and other "Taiwanese" actors. Although most of them are "waishengren", they're still "Taiwanese" nonetheless, even though they were born in the mainland or their ancestral home is in the mainland. Anyway, I myself cannot stand Chiung Yao shows, but I remember my sister used to cry buckets. Really cheesy and melodramatic. If these are what represents Chinese entertainment, Korean and Japanese shows are millennia ahead. Chiung Yao stories have plots similar to Romeo and Juliet anyway.
Yeah maybe the movies, I'm too young, the ones I've watched (mostly tv shows, such as 還珠格格, the number of reruns on tv is simply ridiculous) were mostly starred by Chinese actors, out of the main cast only like 2 of them were Taiwanese, and they hired Chinese voice actors to dub them so the characters would sound less Taiwanese.

I used to read those novels when I was very young (what was I thinking lol), her stories are so one-note and cringe-worthy, the sexism is very hard to digest. I do think that 還珠格格 is a decent story though, most of the characters are actually quite sharp and the storylines are fun and unexpected, unlike those pathetic weaklings and prettified adulteries in most of her other novels.

Most of the K-dramas are extremely cheesy and melodramatic as well, the more original stories surfaced fairly recently tbqh.
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Old 03-14-2016, 02:48 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Arguably, no one dresses better or more stylishly than the metropolitan Japanese.
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Old 03-14-2016, 04:17 AM
 
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Yeah maybe the movies, I'm too young, the ones I've watched (mostly tv shows, such as 還珠格格, the number of reruns on tv is simply ridiculous) were mostly starred by Chinese actors, out of the main cast only like 2 of them were Taiwanese, and they hired Chinese voice actors to dub them so the characters would sound less Taiwanese.
Most Chinese dramas/films are like that. I am pissed off by that.

Shuhuan should have talked in Cantonese, lol.

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Old 03-14-2016, 10:58 PM
 
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Yeah maybe the movies, I'm too young, the ones I've watched (mostly tv shows, such as 還珠格格, the number of reruns on tv is simply ridiculous) were mostly starred by Chinese actors, out of the main cast only like 2 of them were Taiwanese, and they hired Chinese voice actors to dub them so the characters would sound less Taiwanese.

I used to read those novels when I was very young (what was I thinking lol), her stories are so one-note and cringe-worthy, the sexism is very hard to digest. I do think that 還珠格格 is a decent story though, most of the characters are actually quite sharp and the storylines are fun and unexpected, unlike those pathetic weaklings and prettified adulteries in most of her other novels.

Most of the K-dramas are extremely cheesy and melodramatic as well, the more original stories surfaced fairly recently tbqh.
You are way too young...
In the 1980s to early 1990s, 秦漢,林青霞,馬景濤,劉雪華,陳德容,潘迎紫 ... were popular.

In fact, at that time the TV shows had traditional Chinese subtitles and they were not removed by mainland TV channels. That's probably why we read traditional Chinese smoothly.
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