mjj (flemmings) wrote,

Sunday Pastimes

Only an idiot would go down to Chinatown on a Sunday, but I wanted to look for mooncakes and I wanted somewhere to go this aft, so I did. And found that a) mooncakes are not sold in bakeries, they're sold in grocery stores and b) the downtown Chinese groceries all have the same three or four brands, one being some variant on peach and the rest lotus and all exorbitant unless you buy the individual mooncake in a tin, which sets you back four dollars and change. After qwerty and zan and the rest of you lot babbling last year about green tea and cappucino and you name it mooncakes, lotus paste doesn't really cut it. OTOH it's sweet and captivating and I'm glad I only bought one, so I shall now buy no more. Thus I dispose of mooncakes.

However, serendipity, wandered into the Dundas DVD stores and not the Spadina ones--

...and emerged with 我心飛翔/ Rainbow, and the knowledge that if I had an all region DVD player I'd have a source for cheap Woxin and reasonable Prince of the Han Dynasty-I-think, because my memory for Chinese titles is fuzzy. Uncle Ming's in it; I'm just not sure the series really is 大汉天子 and not something wth a similar name. But I shall go back some rainy weekday with my handydandy list of Uncle Ming's Oeuvre (largely pulled from Yesasia) and check; and the regionless player will doubtless follow in time.

Though googling first might be an idea. I was all set to order 江山風雨情/ The Dynasty on the basis of those stills on the yesasia page, which annoyingly one can't click'n'save and must present in b&w. More reading suggests the part is a slight walk-on and that there's much more of Pigface Whoever than of languorous Uncle Ming.

The List:

大漢天子/ 大汉天子 The Prince of Han

康熙王朝 Kangxi Dynasty

江山風雨情/ 江山风雨情 The Dynasty

北平往事 A Love Before Gone With Wind (criminy)

冬至 Winter Solstice (40 eps)

紹興師爺/ 绍兴师爷 Shaoxing Attorney

一代妖后 Empress Dowager

茉莉花 Jasmine (41 eps)

一江春水向東流/ 一江春水向东流 The River Flows Eastward

末代皇帝/ The Last Emperor (28 eps)

寇老西兒/ 寇老西儿 Kao Laoxier (20集)

魂斷秦淮/ 魂断秦淮 Hun Duan Qin Huai

圍城/ 围城 Fortress Besieged

浪淘沙 Lang Tao Sha

我的1919 My 1919

我们无处安放的青春 Nowhere to leave our youth
Tags: rl_08, techy, woxin, wuxia
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