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Mandarin Chinese made easy


Playout date: 2 February 2007
Duration: 1:08
Views at the time added to HTV: 2,908
Likes at the time added to HTV: 6
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 6
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 50.0%
Comments at time added: 2
Total interactions at time added: 14
Camera: Panasonic DMZ -FZ30
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Lesozavodsk, Siberia
Other people featured: David Yang, Wincy Liu
Genre: Friends
Music used: None
Languages used: English, Mandarin
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

This footage was taken further east than China, over in the Rusian far east with collegues from the Horwath (now Crowe Horwath International) network’s Beijing office. We had a summer valuing for Bank of China a huge Siberian forest as big as a European country, full of tigers, bears, snow leopards and chipmunks.

Here David Yang and Wincy Liu demonstrate some Chinese tongue twisters and we practice the phrase “Ni zhen niu” – or “you are a genuine ox”, along with the de rigueuer thumbs up sign, which apparently menas like “well done”, “you’re a good bloke”, etc.

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Scutigera -Let it not envenomate you!


 
 

Video number in my collection 72
Production date:    6 September 2006
Playout date:    20 August 2006
Camera:     Fuji Finepix
Post Production:    Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location:    House in Lesozavodsk, Primorskiy Kraj, Siberia
Other people featured: None
Genre: Nature
Soundtrack info:    Through the Greenwood, Andrey Vinogradov
Languages used:    English titles
Animals featured:    House centipede Scutigera coleoptrata
Date added here: 10 October 2010
Number of days this video was up at time of posting: 1 512
Number of views at time of posting: 1 978
Number of views per day: 1,3
Number of comments at time of posting (don’t forget to click through to read the comments!): 17
Comments per thousand views: 8,6
Likes at time of posting: 4
Dislikes at time of posting: 1
Likes to dislikes ratio: 4,0
Votes per thousand views: 2,5
Ratio of comments to votes: 340%

 This was the first of several films I put up on my return from the Far East of Russia in 2006. I still had a very small memory card and so there is unfortunately still very little footage – which was galling as the trip was so amazing. It was at this time I started looking for solutions to make the videos longer.
 
 On the subject of these centipedes one could write rather a lot. They are certainly quite alarming creatures to find you are sharing a room with, but the people who have them in their houses don’t like them being killed, claimingthat if they were not there the problems with cockroaches or even more poisonous spiders would be far worse.  All theysuggest is to check the bed before you get in it and check your shoes before putting them on. Even if they crawl over you while you sleep, they say, you won’t be bitten if you don’t move on them. Your choice!

Personally in Russia I batted my room mate Scooties, but I did manage to tolerate them in a recent visit to France, and nothing bad happened. There were lots of insects in the French place, so I am not sure that they deserve their reputation of doing good work against all the other invertebrates…

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