American girl Lindsay has launched a website to help Chinese people choose appropriate English names. (PhotoSouthern Metropolis Daily) Lindsay off white air jordan 1 for sale , a 25-year-old woman from the U.S., has launched a website to help Chinese people choose appropriate English names.
On the "Best English Names" website, users pay 15 yuan (about $2.5) to access an online test, designed by Lindsay's team, Southern Metropolis Daily reports.
The test consists of 10 questions about the user's character and requirements for a name, and on completion the user receives five English name recommendations.
Nearly 400 people are paying for the test each day.
The website's daily page views have reached more than 2 off white nike presto for sale ,000, with visitors being predominantly young women from Hangzhou, Kunming, Shanghai, Wenzhou, Chengdu and other cities in China off white air max 97 for sale , who are preparing applications to study abroad.
Lindsay previously worked in Shanghai and her idea to launch the website was inspired by the strange names chosen by some of the Chinese people she met. Often, the unusual names left a bad impression on foreign bosses and colleagues.
Lindsay likes experiencing different cultures and she hopes her website would develop into a platform for cultural exchange.
Web celebrity and actor Mike Sui performs in accents from different parts of the world in 12-minute short film he produced last year. He works on the production of the video. In the film, some social issues such as high housing prices are highlighted. [PhotoChina Daily]
A Beijing-based Web sensation releases an online short film in which he mimics accents of people from different parts of the world. Xu Lin reports.
Beijing-based Web celebrity and actor Mike Sui recently drew wide public attention with a short film.
In the 12-minute film he is shown mimicking accents from China such as the Sichuan dialect, Cantonese and "Chinglish" (Chinese English) of imaginary people on board the slow green trains that were popular in China from the 1950s to '80s, and gradually disappeared from public view when high-speed rail took over.
In the video, Sui is also heard speaking in several foreign accents.
Sui spent 300 off white nike blazer mid for sale ,000 yuan ($47,970) making the film, and says he did so to show his appreciation of Chinese culture, and "give back to viewers who let me change my life".
It's his second such film. The first in 2012 turned him into an online celebrity overnight. Before that, he taught English and hosted social events for little income and only had meager savings.
"I wanted to make everyone laugh and to make something genuine and unique, different from what's online these days off white air force 1 for sale ," Sui says.
The 29-year-old online sensation, whose real name is Michael Stephen Kai Sui, has a Chinese father and an American mother. He also speaks French, Spanish and Japanese.
Born in the United States, Sui moved to Beijing at the age of 7 because of his parents' work, and learned Mandarin in primary school. He returned to the US when he was 15 and moved to Beijing again in 2005.
It took him about one month to write the story for his green train online film and learn the accents.
"The main thing is dialogues off white air max 90 for sale ," he says. "Every accent has a catch phrase. I'm an observer of Chinese culture. I want to find small differences (in cultures) and how they clash with each other."
According to Sui, to imitate so vividly, one needs to pay close attention to people in daily life and practice different accents for hours.
He chose to imitate people from places with large populations, such as the provinces of Sichuan and Guangdong in China's south, because he wants them to feel a part of the "big cultural picture".
"It's a place where various people would gather together," he says of the old green trains. "I thought a plane would be fun too www.nikeoffwhiteshoesforsale.com , but the train is a specialty and there are very few green trains still running now. I appreciate tradition."
It took only two days to shoot the short film in January last year, but Sui didn't unveil it online until a month ago. "You need the audience to be in the same mood. I put the video online in January 2015 because it's time to go home and celebrate Spring Festival with families. The train will remind them of that too," he says.
The video highlights subjects that Chinese people care about, but in a lighter vein, such as someone singing songs while begging, a swindler with fake injuries to trick people and high housing prices.
"When the public talks about these things nike off white the ten for sale , they sometimes express their frustration, such as not being able to buy a house. I point these things out but don't have a solution," he says.
"It is just to show that competition is fierce in China. It's hard to provide for yourself so sometimes people just cheat others for money."
In February, Sui posted a video of himself greeting people for Chinese Lunar New Year in 34 different Chinese accents. The short film, which cost him less than 100,000 yuan to make nike off white shoes for sale , became an online hit.
His research for that video involved meeting with one person from each province or region and chatting with them to discover the key phrase from that place, he says. He tried to understand the culture behind each phrase and recorded it and kept practicing from morning to night for about 20 days.
Other than making online short films and working on commercials, Sui works for Chinese TV serials and in movies. He played the second lead in a romance movie by Hong Kong director Jingle Ma, and it will premiere later this year.
"I'm at an awkward moment when people say I'm still an Internet celebrity. It's important to take it to the next level to be mainstream."
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