Saturday, April 29, 2006

Super boy show was killed by SARFT

The State Adminstration of Radio, Film and Television killed the application from Hunan TV station to hold the Super Boy show, another expected successful show after the Super Girl.
In an annoucement coming out in April published on the website, SARFT said it will only allow Hunan TV to organize the 2006 Super Girl show, but not the Super Boy. In addition, it gave eleven guidelines to the program including right propoganda direction, limiting the size of joining cities as well as delaying the real-time broadcasting.

For Super Girl, a successful American Idol-like show, it may be a pity always having girls joining the competition. If Super Girl is ok, why not Super Boy? It is the period of competition, and the capable program will always attract people.....

Sunday, April 23, 2006

always nice to have friends in HK

It's already a week since I came back to HK. A extreme busy week until yesterday when I could have some fun with the friends. Always feel warm to meet and talk with friends, and I think I am lucky.

Julie,one of the best friends, and her fiance Ed, took me to Shek O for lunch. Shek O is based on the east side of Hong Kong island and has a beautiful view of mountains and seas. We tried Thai food which are really good. People there are more relaxed than in Central, and you couldn't believe it is part of HK.

Then in the evening, I met Melissa, the so-called Spicygirl from Sichuan province, through Andrea's online introduction. The world is smaller and closer because of the Internet, isn't it? Though I still dreamed to open a farm and get away from the computer, Internet is something must, I have to admit. Oh, back to the Melissa, she is a fun girl; we talked a lot about life in China, HK, U.S. and Europe. She is a bit older than me, but amazingly, we had a lot to talk about. Maybe that's because of the same culture we come from. At last, we decided to go for some sport later.

That's Hong Kong. When you feel lonely, someone will always come to you. Just like yesterday evening, some stranger in the bar smiled at me for almost a minute. Though I may never want to know him, I still feel happy. At least, friends will always be the reason I stay here longer.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Media_difference between mainland TV and Hong Kong TV

One thing I always enjoy at home(not the apartment in Hong Kong) is the difference in the TV channels. Besides the language, HK TV always brings in the western culture, while mainland's TV stations totally tell different things. My parents, especially, are super funs of the TV series from CCTV-1, the most important official TV station of the central government. Now on the show is about how a emperor three hundred years ago united Taiwan and the mainland.

History is always similar now and then. The series tell the current situation between mainland and Taiwan, everyone knows that. Will there be war or will the officials support negotiations? Questions always remain within people's mind, but apparently, everyone cares.

This is part of the usage of the media. Unlike from HK's which is totall entertainment, mainland's are more concerntrated on politics and country affairs. Media people in Hong Kong, including newspaper, radio and TV, always ask what is the right way to develop themselves. I would argue at least they should care more about the country instead of the city, more about serious matters instead of the entertainment. Then, they may have the way.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Amy_back home again

Amy is enjoying holidays these days. May not have enough time to write blogs coz I spend most of the time with my parents. I am not a good daughter, but I will try to be in these few days. Please forgive me, my dear readers...

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Back Home

Amy is back home these days, enjoying a pieceful holiday. Here is some picture from London, and I really like London, except for its expensive goods.