Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Putting oomph in Chinese (Sexy Mandarin)

My Paper, Monday, February 17, 2014, Page A2, News, Top Stories
From http://epaper.mypaper.sg/emnd/fvxen/fvxp/fvxpress.php?param=2014-02-17
Source Website: http://mypaper.sg/top-stories/putting-oomph-chinese-20140217
By Samantha Boh, samboh@sph.com.sg, mypaper, Published on Feb 17, 2014
STANDING BY WHAT SHE DOES: Angie Ng is the first Singaporean to join the ranks of teachers on controversial language site Sexy Mandarin. She says her job, which entails the teachers posing in lingerie or revealing outfits, boosts her self-confidence.
PHOTO: STANDING BY WHAT SHE DOES: Angie Ng is the first Singaporean to join the ranks of teachers on controversial language site Sexy Mandarin. She says her job, which entails the teachers posing in lingerie or revealing outfits, boosts her self-confidence.
PHOTO: ANGIE NG
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My Paper, Monday, February 17, 2014, Page A2, News, Top Stories



IF YOU had seen freelance model Angie Ng strutting down Clarke Quay in search of new students, you would not say she fit into the stereotype of a teacher, with her tight latex mini-dress that featured a plunging neckline to boot.

But then again, the online language school she works at, Sexy Mandarin, is not one to be confined by societal norms.

The 21-year-old is the first Singaporean to join the controversial language site's ranks of teachers even though auditions have been held here since early last year.



Sexy Mandarin with Hailan Quan - Heat 热火 rè huǒ
PHOTO: Sexy Mandarin with Hailan Quan - Heat 热火 rè huǒ
Posted by Sexy Mandarin on June 20, 2013
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The site, which has offices in Hong Kong and the United States, was launched worldwide in December 2011. It features videos of scantily clad women who act out various scenes interjected with simple Mandarin phrases.

In one video, for instance, a woman in a see-through top crawls over a couch suggestively to a phone to order takeout in Mandarin.



现在几点了? Xiàn zài jǐ diǎn le?

PHOTO: 现在几点了? Xiàn zài jǐ diǎn le?
"what time is it?"
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In another, two women are seen touching each other in bed, dressed only in their lingerie. One sits up suddenly and says, "what time is it?" in Mandarin.

Once the phrases are uttered, a cartoon character, Mr Fung, pops up on the screen to explain its meaning in English. Each video is between two and three minutes long.



Once the phrases are uttered, a cartoon character, Mr Fung, pops up on the screen to explain its meaning in English.

PHOTO: Once the phrases are uttered, a cartoon character, Mr Fung, pops up on the screen to explain its meaning in English.
Posted by Sexy Mandarin on September 8, 2012
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Currently waiting to enter university after graduating from polytechnic, Ms Ng joined the site late last year, after she submitted her portfolio. She learnt about the site after viewing a video online.

Contrary to finding the job slutty, she finds that it boosts her self-confidence and will not allow anyone to persuade her otherwise.



要知道,笔直的树是最易崩裂的,而竹子或柳树却能经得起风的肆虐。

PHOTO: 要知道,笔直的树是最易崩裂的,而竹子或柳树却能经得起风的肆虐。
yào zhī dào,bǐ zhí de shù shì zuì yì bēng liè de,ér zhú zi huò liǔ shù què néng jīng de qǐ fēng de sì nüè。
"Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind." -Bruce Lee
Posted by Sexy Mandarin on July 2, 2013
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So far, her parents and family do not know about her job. "If my friends or family disapprove, I would accept their opinion but it would not affect my choice," she said. "I believe in what I'm doing."

Shooting videos dressed in just her lingerie or revealing outfits also helps her to feel more comfortable in her own skin, she said. Each lesson video takes about a day to film. In Singapore, a teacher is paid around $30 an hour.

Ms Ng, who is unattached, said she would not give in to pressure even for love. She told MyPaper that she would tell her future boyfriend about this job from the get-go. "If he doesn't accept it, then I guess we can't be together," she said.



我们到了 wǒ men dào le - We've arrived

PHOTO: 我们到了 wǒ men dào le - We've arrived
"Finally we can relax."
Posted by Sexy Mandarin on June 7, 2013
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Sexy Mandarin's husband-and-wife creators, Ms Kaoru Kikuchi and Mr Michael Gleissner, a model-turned-businesswoman and film director respectively, wanted to give an exciting spin to Chinese lessons which they found yawn-inducing while growing up.

Although the videos have been slammed by feminist groups for objectifying women, the Mandarin-teaching site is still making waves for its unconventional teaching methods.

Each month, the site adds 500 subscribers. Its current tally worldwide is over 43,000, of which 1 per cent are Singaporeans. About 25 per cent of its subscribers come from the US. The rest are spread across countries including France and Brazil.



I am ready to start teaching!

PHOTO: I am ready to start teaching!
Wendy teaches Mandarin Chinese lessons and model full time with SexyMandarin in Cebu, Philippines.
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The site provides minute-long teasers on YouTube but users have to pay a fee of between $12.50 and $94.40 for a monthly subscription and access to full-length videos.

Ms Ng has starred in just one video but said she hopes for more opportunities.

"I'm a person who likes to be in a new environment, to push the limits, and I think Sexy Mandarin allows me to do that," she said.

By Samantha Boh, samboh@sph.com.sg, mypaper, Published on Feb 17, 2014



CANDICE trying to save BAMBOO's life

PHOTO: CANDICE trying to save BAMBOO's life
Posted by Sexy Mandarin on September 8, 2012
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睡觉 shuì jiào - Sleep

PHOTO: 睡觉 shuì jiào - Sleep
"She knows when you are sleeping..."
Posted by Sexy Mandarin on March 30, 2013
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巧克力 qiǎo kè lì - Chocolate with Hailan Quan.

PHOTO: 巧克力 qiǎo kè lì - Chocolate with Hailan Quan.
"Melts in your mouth"
Posted by Sexy Mandarin on March 30, 2013
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Teachers & Class?

Posted by Sexy Mandarin on March 7, 2013




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