December 30, 2009

You bunch of monkeys!

Wong Fei Hong used to scold his disciples 'You bunch of monkeys'. Here is a clip of Master Wong scolding his disciples who have been up to mischief.

This is Sai Kua Pau acting the role of Nga Chaat So, one of Wong's disciples.


What distinguished Nga Chaat So were his buck teeth, his stuttering speech and his nga-chaat way of talking - characteristics which also made him likable. I don't know what is the English word for nga chaat.

nga chaat also sounds like toothbrush in Cantonese, 牙刷

Here is a dialogue in a movie in which someone asked him where his Sifu was. The dialogue is in Cantonese.

Someone: So, where is Sifu?

Nga Chaat So: Sifu has gone to call chicken ... chicken ... chicken ... chicken ... chicken ...............

Actually he wanted to say Sifu has gone to order chicken rice but the word rice took so long to come out.

December 28, 2009

Answers to quizzes

The movie stars quiz

Peter, Chun See and Pauline gave correct answers but none of them named all the stars.
Here are the answers:

1. Yu Soh Chou

2. Lum Kau

3. Sai Kua Pau

4. Cho Tat Wah

5. Siu Yin Fei
6. Yum Yin

The advertisement quiz

It is for BATA shoes

I couldn't find any picture with BATA shoes in the burning sand of a desert but I found this one - BATA shoes in freezing snow.

December 24, 2009

Old advertisement quiz

You must have seen hundreds of advertisements on TV and in the cinema. How many of them have left an impression in your mind and you can still remember them after all the years?

Here is one I saw once in a cinema a long time ago. I don't know why I can still remember it, of course not all the details.
It was a short cartoon strip.....

A man was trudging through a desert. You could see the scorching sun, the burning sand, skeletons of dead animals and the haggard look on the man's face . Towards the end of the advert the man reached an oasis. He took a rest ... and then viewers saw what the advert was trying to sell.

Well, what do you think the advertisement was telling you to buy?

For example - a brand of skin lotion,
Anchor beer, some air-conditioners, soft drinks like Green Spot, 7 Up, etc.

December 21, 2009

Old-cantonese-movie stars quiz

This quiz is for folks who who are nostalgic about black-and-white Cantonese movies they used to watch in their younger days. All the pictures here are from two Wong Fei Hong's movies. The stars in the first picture are Kwan Tuck Heng and Sek Kin.

What are the names of the stars numbered 1,2,3,4,5,6 ? No. 1 is a female. I don't think any one of you can name all of them correctly. I don't know every one of them either but I have the movie credits to help me.

Answers will be published a week later.

December 19, 2009

沉鱼落雁 闭月羞花

'The fishes sink, the geese plunge, the moon and the flower retreat in shame' - these are the phrases used to describe the 4 beauties of ancient China.

I have posted 4 Cantonese opera clips of these beauties recently. You can go to my Youtube Channel to watch them again. The actresses performing them are shown in the header picture above. Now, do you know that you can find the beauties hidden among the housing blocks in one of our housing estates.

If you want to know where you can see the beauties, click on this link:

December 17, 2009

R & R

2009 is coming to a close. It is time for reflection and rejuvenation.

My blog will mark its 5th anniversary in 3 week' time. There will be no celebrations just like there were none in the past years, unless you all want to give me big $$$ ang-pows.

This poster is my first post. Blink your eyes and 5 years have passed. Remember the Tsunami disaster? This was a charity show to raise money for the Tsunami victims.

This is the post with the most comments :

And this is the only post in Chinese. But it is not written by me.