Han Videos (e.g. China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore)


ToxSic

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Re: Popular culture

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The Wonder Girls' "Nobody" makes me want to dance. I'm going out to buy their CD.
I have 2 remixes of that song (Nobody) but in general I still do not follow any particular group or solo-singer anymore.

There are definately a good/catchy bunch of (k/j - pop) songs out there but whether they can perform well live is highly in question. I know Ive come several like that where they all can look 'cool' or 'pretty' but really cannot sing live. Of course, Im not against looking good. Just most memorable I remember there was a music festival in Singapore a few years back and I remember seeing some live recordings on various sites. I recall only 2 bands (one was japanese, the other i forgot) held their ground well in terms of singing. The others (still from japan, taiwan, korea) either (pretty much) lip-synced and just danced or they sang HORRIDLY despite their popularity. But again, I don't care so as the MP3 version doesnt sound that bad (not like I will attend a concert live anytime soon).

I wonder around various genres from the regular rock, rap, pop, r-and-b, etc. to remixes, techno, electronica, new age and other music genre types that may combine old traditional songs with new instruments or with a (re)freshed tune. But of course not everyone likes what I listen to of course - i.e. one person in public scolded one of what I was listening to as "annoying elevator music" (hahaha xD). In reality I do not fit in with the "modern/younger" groups or the "older" groups (sadly?). Many have said those 'retakes' on or remixes using/including older traditional songs or folk songs, etc.) ruins them. Others would simply see me as 'gay' for listening to pop or anything not screaming rock or rap, etc.

But hey, a shout to Martian+A.Man's earlier link as well. I think Alan is a good one. I heard one of her songs (a song that she sang in Japanese and also has a Chinese version as well) and used the Tibetan wailing technique(?). She also song the theme(s) in Red Cliff. (and i need not point out her looks)

EDIT: well... cleaning took longer than expected. Anyway, here are some of the links. Most are from the same person/account as he tends to post a lot of media but they provide examples of my range. PS. wanted to use spoiler tags so no one has to scroll through links they do not care about... but cant find them (rather they are disabled? I tried typing
and / version but nothing)

probably well known by most/some here? was not to me until recently:
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*warning: turn down the volume before listening*
did a number to my ears after just blasting techno and then later transitioned to viewing/listening to this piece
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seen him on TV a little while back
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got to be one of my favs
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Contemporary/New Age/"World(?)"
Here, I have to throw in the 12 Girls Band too. My cousin told me about them after discovering what I tended to like at that time)
they did chinese pieces too of course
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Here is a (mando)pop example of a interesting mix of something old and something new that is fairly recent:
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Someone posted Alan earlier, here is mine of 2 other if her pieces
I believe there is a chinese version of this song as well but I did not come across it on tube first
(Japanese)
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from red cliff
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and these "NON-Han" are for (a) pure (attempt at) entertainment/amusement
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*WARNING: NSFW*
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Martian

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Super Efficient Crew Builds 15-Story Chinese Hotel In Just SIX DAYS (VIDEO)

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Behold China's real estate boom, in time-lapse! It took just six days to build the Ark Hotel in Changsha. According to the video, no stationary cranes were used in construction and there wasn't a single injury among the site's workers.

The finished building stood 15 stories and used prefabricated columns (the foundation was apparently already built). Better yet, because the building's parts were factory-built waste was minimized.

WATCH the video:

[video=youtube;Ps0DSihggio]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps0DSihggio[/video]


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"Chinese workers build 15-story hotel in just six days
Fri Nov 12, 11:29 am ET
By Brett Michael Dykes

As the United States and China battle over the finer points of currency manipulation at the G-20 summit, American negotiators may want to take note of this startling testimonial to the productivity of Chinese workers: A construction crew in the south-central Chinese city of Changsha has completed a 15-story hotel in just six days.

If nothing else, this remarkable achievement will stoke further complaints from American economic pundits that China's economy is far more accomplished than ours in tending to such basics as construction. Meanwhile, it's easy to imagine the disorientation of Changsha residents who'd gone away, or who just hadn't recently ventured into the downtown neighborhood of the new Ark Hotel: "Honey, I don't remember a hotel there, do you?"

The work crew erected the hotel -- a soundproofed, thermal-insulated structure reportedly built to withstand a magnitude 9 earthquake -- with all prefabricated materials. In other words, a crew of off-site factory workers built the sections, and their on-site counterparts arranged them on the foundation for the Ark project.

Despite the frenetic pace of construction, no workers were injured -- and thanks to the prefab nature of the process, the builders wasted very few construction materials."
 
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Martian

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Guangzhou in high-definition and widescreen

Please make sure to select 720p in the bottom right-hand corner for high-definition.

[video=youtube;zZRAoXRyNu4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZRAoXRyNu4[/video]
 
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Martian

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Impressive Videos: J-10, JF-17 and K-8 at Zhuhai Airshow 2010

[video=youtube;FE1b48w6AYk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE1b48w6AYk[/video]
J-10 aerobatics performance.

[video=youtube;8lybGW18PUs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lybGW18PUs[/video]
JF-17 aerobatics performance by Pakistani Airforce.

[video=youtube;As6adq7XTtg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As6adq7XTtg[/video]
JF-17 aerobatics performance (second part). K-8 acrobatics performance starts after 5 minutes and 25 seconds into the video.

[video=youtube;7ksARJzZUwk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ksARJzZUwk[/video]
Bi-planes perform acrobatics at Zhuhai Airshow 2010.

Note: Thank you to "oneman28" for the video links.
 
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Martian

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Superb widescreen video of China Railways

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Trailer is directed by Zhang Yimou (i.e. director of Beijing Olympics opening and closing ceremonies; also director of movie "Hero" with Jet Li).

Tip: After the commercial, you may want to hit the pause button and let the entire video load and then watch it uninterrupted.

Note: Thank you to "marchpole" for the video link.
 
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Martian

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Merry Christmas everyone!

I wish a joyous Christmas to all forum members and readers.

Yours truly,

Martin

[video=youtube;gcXx461dP5k]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcXx461dP5k[/video]

[video=youtube;uNv8WYEm5pw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNv8WYEm5pw[/video]

Note: Thank you to "tseman" for the video links.

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bashq,

On behalf of everyone that has contributed to this thread, you are very welcome. It is a lot of fun to share interesting videos on different cultures.

I wish the best to you and your family during the holiday season.

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! :)

Best regards,

Martin
 
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bd popeye

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Re: Merry Christmas everyone!

Finally we can embed videos in this forum!

And it's so simple even a 57 year old man can do it!!

All you have to do is find the video you want to embed..it has to be from;

# Hulu
# YouTube
# Vimeo
# Dailymotion
# Metacafe
# Google
# facebook

Copy the url of that video in your browser. Not the embedded url. The URL at the very top of your computer screen. Yea..that one. Select the little icon that looks like a piece of movie film in the tool bar when you post here at SDF. Past your video's URL in that popup box. Click ok in that box and you are done..it's simple.

And oh yea..DO NOT POST ANY PORNOGRAPHY OR NUDITY OF ANY SORT!! IF YOU DO YOUR ASS WILL BE BANNED FOREVER!!!

[video=youtube;_36p_n_27eQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_36p_n_27eQ&feature=related[/video]
 

Martian

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Shanghai Expo WIDESCREEN and HD!

Amazing panoramic YouTube WIDESCREEN and HD videos of Shanghai Expo! It's the same as being there!

[video=youtube;SaqHMWqM0bA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaqHMWqM0bA&feature=related[/video]

[video=youtube;3fY3RvZ0IxE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fY3RvZ0IxE&feature=related[/video]

[video=youtube;IRBtSlXUJI4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRBtSlXUJI4&feature=related[/video]

[video=youtube;em3LZTCUXkU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em3LZTCUXkU&feature=related[/video]

[video=youtube;Pbms1eRFajc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbms1eRFajc&feature=related[/video]
 

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