Monday, July 11, 2011

South Korea's Ryu wins playoff, captures U.S. Women's Open

So Yeon Ryu defeated Hee Kyung Seo in a a rain-delayed Women's US Open in a 3-hole playoff. Neither player looked like winning after the 2nd round as they were both at +3 while the leaders Miyazatos were both -5. But the third round is always moving day and by the time the Final Round started they were back in contention. Seo made 4 birdies in a row from 6-9 to take the lead and end the day at -3. Ryu was at -2 and needed to come back today and find 1 birdie with 3 holes left. She made birdie on the final hole and then made two more birdies in the playoff to seal victory. A great day for Korea.

Two pretty girls too made for the most beautiful playoff match in the history of playoff matches. And all that bullshit about Korean players forced to learn English was just that, bullshit. Both players did countless interviews live on NBC and ESPN. Seo was in the booth while she was waiting to see if anyone would catch her Monday morning and did an interview before and after the playoff. Both players represented Korea and the LPGA very proudly.

Tough luck girl, maybe next year!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Asian Ripoff XCVI - Phantom Of The Opera

Artists: Zhu Hua and Kris Phillips
Language: Mandarin

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Vancouver In The Eyes of Taiwan

Nothing like goofy animation to describe a news event.
Canadians are known to be polite people.

Well at least we used to be! :P

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jay Chou Clip - Green Hornet Premiere

The movie opens tonight.

So who is hotter, Jay Chou or his translator?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Green Hornet Movie!

Jay Chou and Seth Rogen star in The Green Hornet, which in theaters everywhere on Friday Janunary 14th. Here are a bunch of clips, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, of Kato and the Green Hornet in action. Mostly Kato!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Asian Ripoff XCV - Bailamos

Artist: Hideki Saijo
Language: Japanese

The unbuttoned shirt is a nice touch :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Growing Middle Class

Are countries like China, India and Brazil getting stronger? Here are two shows from TVO's The Agenda that gives us a better idea of where the world might be going in the next decades.

I would have to take the side not really believing that the middle class is growing or will make much difference in China or India. The levels are so low. It's not really fair to call the middle class in China the biggest in the world compared to countries like US and Canada when the a person making $2 a day can be considered middle class. The countries are growing but the people there are still just hanging on. China is growing at 9% a year and a person may have gotten a raise from $4000 a year to $5000 a year but unless that growth continues year after year after year, the so-called middle class will get very restless and demand more and more from the communist authoritarian government.