Saturday, May 22, 2010

Matchmaker Matchmaker in Beijing!

In my other post I mentioned that my husband stumbled upon the dating market in the park, where the parents set up booths as a way to hook up their kids. Well, tomorrow we are going out in search of this phenomenon... but in the meantime, since I think you guys found that pretty interesting... I remembered watching this episode of "Sexy Beijing" (her twist on Sex and the City) a couple years ago... its really entertaining and so interesting, also from a foreigner's perspective. Check it out! You will definitely enjoy it I think.

The main part when Sufei goes to the park starts at 4:07 if you would rather skip straight to that part... there is English as well as Chinese, but also English subtitles. Its actually really entertaining!



What do you guys think? Isn't Sufei awesome?

I am on my way out the door - our first Chinese friend is taking us all around the city today to show us his favorite spots, non-touristy shopping areas & his favorite Chinese restaurants! How fun!

Steph

21 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting! Have a great weekend, sounds like fun!

    xoxo
    Rachel

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  2. lol the video is interesting.

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  3. Going through my RSS reader, I almost never stop to watch video, especially one this long, but this was absolutely fascinating!

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  4. How funny! I cant wait to see/hear about what you guys find. I've never heard of this "phenomenon."

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  5. Lol, just made my boyfriend watch the vid too. Her chinese is SO impressive! When the old ladies start talking fast and slurring their words, I have trouble understanding them but apparently Sufei is a pro. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Marissa - I figured only one or two people would watch it, I know I usually skip over videos too... but I am glad you watched it and enjoyed it! it really is a fun video.

    Jean - I know, her Chinese is awesome. She has lived here for several years now and I am pretty sure her Chinese studies go waaaay back, at least 10 years (I think I remember that from something I read about her). Sometimes the Beijing accent is so strong its really hard to understand. I think its just a matter of getting used to it. Last night the guy at our apartment said in Chinese "I forgot your Chinese name" and my husband and I both had no idea what he was saying! LOL. It sounded like "rrrr.. rrrrrr.. .rrr!" 我们就需要习惯!

    Thanks for commenting guys! I've had a sore throat the past few days so I actually decided to stay in & try to get better today.

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  7. My goodness, I think her Chinese is better than mine!

    Have fun today, sounds likd a great time getting to know all the local hang outs & eats!

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  8. wow! she speaks very well with beijing phrases and dialect :) i'm very impressed hahaha the video was hilarious.

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  9. sure sounds like fun steph. have a great all time and a wonderful weekend.

    ^-^ oxox

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  10. hilarious! I love how great she in in speaking Chinese!

    but blood type on the letters? huh

    all the parents seem so opne and interested in her. They all crowded around like wtf? haha

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  11. This was fascinating! Loved the video! xx

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  12. I'm so glad you guys all liked the video!!

    I know, blood type?! haha. Too funny. hopefully tomorrow they will be at it again and I can get my own pictures..

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  13. Holy smokes, her chinese is amazing! I can't believe she went around Beijing in a swim suit. If they couldn't stare enOUGH at foreigners...hahahahahaha, oh my. That was awesome!

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  14. That was interesting... kind of cool to see parents so dedicated to finding their kids husbands.

    Although -- "men hold up the sky"?
    Please.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  15. Lyddie - its an ancient saying! hah. Whenever I watch Revolutionary Road Kate Winslet says something similar and it makes me cringe every time I hear it.

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  16. Oh, wow, that's really interesting (:
    Sorry it took me so long to respond to your comment!

    xx, Melissa
    http://dearellaxolily.blogspot.com

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  17. I love her... I admire her confidence. And that's very interesting... matchmaking. I can't wait to hear about your trip to the matchmaking park. That would be one awesome experience. xoxo

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  18. Leah - her confidence is amazing! I would never wear a bikini walking down a hutong~ LOL.

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  19. Wow, she spoke so well. She even had the intonation down. Is she still living in Beijing?

    I enjoyed the video, thanks for sharing it.

    Get well!
    mavjen

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