Hello, my name is Amy Adams the linguist and welcome to Chinese 101… No, this is Platformula. LibraryLass proposed a question the other day, asking about if people who read Simplified Chinese can read Traditional Chinese, and vice versa. Like … Continue reading Ask-a-Chinese: Drawing the Characters
We joke about our “robot overlord” all the time. It is like what Pete Davidson said once on SNL, it’s “a serious joke; you know like when you are joking, but you mean it”. Well, joking or not, for some … Continue reading Ask-a-Chinese: The Artificial of Artificial Intelligence
As usual, living on the west coast means I haven’t watched the episodes yet, but please share your thoughts and quotes below. I guess the Jessups show up this time? Continue reading Trial & Error: Lady, Killer – S02E03E04 Discussion Thread (07/26)
I have not watched the new episodes yet. Still, my favorite new sitcom from last year is back! Once again NBC is burning it through in the summer two episodes a week – but, I promise you it’s a great … Continue reading Trial & Error: Lady Killer – S02E01E02 Discussion Thread (07/19)
It has been difficult to find something “light and fluffy” to talk about these days, but the other day when I was reviewing some old hard drives, the files in them triggered some memories. Today, I’d like to show you … Continue reading Ask-a-Chinese: So No One Told You Life Was…
When watching movies and shows that feature vampires, like True Blood or even Twilight, there is often a nagging thought in my head: they are still written by humans. In my opinion, immortal beings who literally lived through centuries of … Continue reading Ask-a-Chinese: Things You Don’t Know About the Dynasties; #8 Will Shock You!
Greetings Avocadoians! Welcome to AVOCADO-AAC Season 2. For those who are new(-ish) to the community, this was a series I used to run in the disqus chanel days for a brief period of time. I wrote about random topics that … Continue reading Ask-a-Chinese: Happy Lunar New Year of Dog!
As requested by CranberryLass, this is a quick write-up after seeing the Mean Girls musical preview in DC last night. Disclaimer: I’ve never reviewed theater before, I have not been to many live performances, and I’m a die-hard Fey/Richmond fan. … Continue reading Mean Girls The Musical – DC Preview Report
(Originally posted on 10/23/17) 李安 – Ang Lee (pictured here at 28), one of my personal favorite artists, thrives in the intersection of Western and Eastern culture. He is a master in blurring the boundaries between west and east, classic … Continue reading Director Spotlight: Ang Lee