Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"What Teochew Say?" A New App for the iPhone

Hi blog readers - by now, you know that I'm all about Teochew things so it probably doesn't come as a surprise that I've been working on a personal project to create the world's first Teochew phrasebook/dictionary for the iPhone. We call it "What Teochew Say?" (get the pun? ha ha). I've worked on this project with my friend Khiem, and we've created a Kickstarter campaign to raise some funds and get the word out. Please consider supporting us. This is history in the making!

Check it out here:

Also check our our facebook page for "What Teochew Say?"

Joisia for your support

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Teochew Letters Home (Kiao Poi)

Kiaopoi Bhungmuetguang Website

Found this link from fellow Gaginangers Vinh and Michelle. "Qiao Pi Teochew Letters" is a project, based out of Sua:tao, dedicated to bringing back to life the stories of Teochew people living abroad who wrote back to their family members in China. The project is actually part of an entire museum (Kiaopoi Bhungmuetguang) that covers all about this time period. Apparently there are those who are fanatics about preserving the original letters of overseas Teochew. Interesting stuff!

Check out their website here

Monday, June 4, 2012

Is Teochew Useful?

Fellow Gaginang staff member JC found this gem of young Diosua: people sharing their opinions on the following question: Is speaking Teochew useful? Most of them think it is *I'll add some translations soon*. I think its just great to see young people speaking it. A lot of you may not be familiar with the accent from China, but once you listen to it for a while it becomes quite understandable. Kudos to the video maker and Youtuber Baconwalk for posting it.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Visiting Sua:tao gai Laochiku

If you ever have a chance to visit Suatao I strongly encourage you to visit the old district (Laochiku) where you'll find interesting architecture and get a glimpse of a time past. If you don't get that chance, take a look at these two videos. In the video the host interviews three awesome women who have created a handdrawn map of the old district and are helping to bring back interest in preserving the Laochiku. It looks a little gloomy, but this must be winter. =)

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