January 28th, 2009
|04:20 pm - 春晚/Chinese New Year Gala|
Rumour is that those in China don't even bother watching the annual Chinese New Year Gala anymore because they feel the programs aren't very good. For me, I wait anxiously to watch the Gala to experience some of the festivities. Someone uploaded the 2009 Gala to youtube already, linked above :)
Anyone watched it? Which programs did you like? I really liked Zhao Benshan's comedic skit, and even "Da Shan" performed! (Da Shan's a Canadian from Toronto who's extremely famous in China. His English name is Mark I think, and he speaks Mandarin completely fluently. He has a program on CCTV teaching foreigners how to speak Chinese...or is it Chinese how to speak English? Well, one of those, lol).
I heard the Chinese New Year Gala wasn't that good either but thanks for the youtube link...will be checking it out, after exams are over ^_^;
|Date:||January 29th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)|| |
Da Shan from Toronto? I thought he is from Ottawa.
Nah, the program had it's ups and downs, but at least it was way better than the period ago where the show was 90% songs. I wouldn't say that the skits are the best (esp since some like 赵大叔 have more or less peaked already) but it's good. ^^