"Starting from Scratch" - a new AMWF rom-com movie about love, taxes and breakups | Speaking of China

23 Responses

  1. Emily
    Emily April 22, 2014 at 4:39 am | | Reply

    Wow, this definitely looks worth checking out! Thanks for sharing!

  2. AG
    AG April 22, 2014 at 6:28 am | | Reply

    Looks forward to watching it.

  3. Lina
    Lina April 22, 2014 at 6:42 am | | Reply

    need to see this 🙂 people say AMWF couple are rare but actually what is rare is to see AMWF couples in the TV, honestly first ever AMWF TV-couple I saw were… G&M from The Walking dead (not the most romantic story 😉 )

  4. Liana
    Liana April 22, 2014 at 12:10 pm | | Reply

    I just purchased the stream version to watch it 🙂

    1. YIYI
      YIYI June 11, 2014 at 6:35 pm | | Reply

      what is the chinese name of it?

  5. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary
    Constance - Foreign Sanctuary April 22, 2014 at 1:45 pm | | Reply

    Sounds like a great movie!! Plus I am a sucker for a romantic-comedy so it is right up my alley! Thanks for introducing the movie, Jocelyn!!

  6. Eileen黃愛玲
    Eileen黃愛玲 April 22, 2014 at 2:54 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

  7. David
    David April 22, 2014 at 8:21 pm | | Reply

    Unfortunately the movie shows the stereotype that interracial marriages dont last…and flies in the face of the reality that AMWW couples have the highest income in this country.

    1. Jimmy
      Jimmy April 23, 2014 at 9:57 am | | Reply

      David, I’ve never heard of that stereotype because it’s not true. The truth is that MOST MARRIAGES don’t last regardless of race.

  8. Manny
    Manny April 23, 2014 at 5:35 am | | Reply

    @ David.

    Almost all of your comments so far have been so negative. Stop the negativity and exude a more positive tone and you shall be much happier.

  9. David
    David April 23, 2014 at 8:07 pm | | Reply

    @Manny…speaking the reality. Let us face it…white people down south talk from both sides of their mouth when it suits their convenience. First they say they are all for interracial adoptions and show up to protest a comment made by a state legislator..some of them have adopted outside the race, but they are too few in numbers…and many write calling the black legislator a racist…but then the same guys while discussing school resegregation also claim that most whites in Bama dont want to live next to blacks…now pray tell me how most whites will adopt a black kid, if they dont even want them as neighbors. Similarly white folks want vouchers for schools…but when a suggestion is put forward to give vouchers to inner city Birmingham kids to attend the nearly all white Mountain Brook High School in the suburbs, they call it busing and I get death threats and suddenly they stop writing anything supporting school vouchers…the call it NIMBY…not in my back yard. Armed forces got integrated easily because at that time there were no white or any other women in combat…dating has mostly been a one way street…if what I say is not true, people like Jocelyn would never have left this country to move to China…life for AMWW lot better in East Asia than here in the US. As far as most other countries, it is a visa problem.

    1. Manny
      Manny April 25, 2014 at 1:10 am | | Reply

      David. I cannot believe that you are making such a blanket and broad generalization and even stereoptype about us White southerners. I am certain that some of us harbor the old prejudice but I can say with confidence that many if not most Southern youth nowadays do not have the old Jim Crow prejudices of the bygone era. I, for one, can say with certainty that I hold no such prejudices. I do not know if you recall or not, but I visited China several years ago and I tried my hardest to chase me and catch me a China doll but did not succeed and no one beat me down in old Hong Kong there for my blatant and brazen attempts (although I was a little scared). In fact, several locals even applauded me and encouraged me. When I returned to the States, my sister fixed me up with a hot China ABC girl and we have been together ever since. If I was as prejudice as you say about us Southerners, then how is it possible in God’s name that I love my ABC girl and we have been together for several years now and we are still going strong? So, stop trashing us Southern white folks about us being prejudiced and you start getting yourself a fine, fine southern gal to make yourself happy. I am certain that once you get yourself a southern gal, you will find that she exemplifies the southern flower of gentility. I have dated several white southern bells before and found that their manners are that of a southern flower of gentility. But unfortunately my heart and mind were into those hot, slim Asian girls from China/Japan/Korea and thus I opted to forget White girls and chase me down a China doll. Now that I have succeeded I am living the dream with her. We are even talking marriage soon. So, my parting advice to you is to immediately stop espousing prejudice against us White folks and go get yourself a White gal and bang her silly; make her scream in ecstacy; and you and she will be living happily every after.

      Manny

  10. Henry
    Henry April 24, 2014 at 12:03 am | | Reply

    @David

    Whining will not change any thing except deepening your depression. You need to develop defense mechnism.

    Whining also makes you look like loser. At end, blaming others for misfortune is classic sign of losers. Winners think obstacle as exciting challenge to conquer. Easy victory is not something worth to brag about.

  11. David
    David April 24, 2014 at 8:17 pm | | Reply

    I dont worry about it…I just state the facts…I am pretty old and I have only a few years left.

  12. David
    David April 25, 2014 at 1:24 am | | Reply

    “I do not know if you recall or not, but I visited China several years ago and I tried my hardest to chase me and catch me a China doll but did not succeed and no one beat me down in old Hong Kong there for my blatant and brazen attempts (although I was a little scared). In fact, several locals even applauded me and encouraged me. ”

    I never disputed this…actually I emphasized this. I only said guess what will happen if even a Chinese American went after white southern women in Tuscaloosa, Alabama..will the locals react the same way as the Chinese did? I think not…first the women will run from him like scalded cats..and if he persists his life could be in danger. So, there is a one way prejudice…you are not and you have that luxury…white southern males can data and marry anyone they want…they may not due to history but you can…whereas if a Chinese guy tries to reciprocate in Tuscaloosa Alabama with a local white woman, he will be run out of town…that is the fact. So yes, there is prejudice, but there is a one way street like the Brits think about immigration…the Brits you see, the white Brits, love to work abroad, but the same folks hate foreigners working in their country. Now white southerners have no problem with the men getting Asian wives, but have a major problem with white southern women finding Asian husbands…going to another post in this blog, they say it is very rare to find a AMWW couple in Hong Kong but plenty of AWWM couples…they should come to the southern US to see the desparity….there are perhaps a handful in most states, and the ones I know, tow of them, have been divorced including a middle aged lady from Alabama now living in Tennessee who used to post here often.

  13. SBC
    SBC April 25, 2014 at 3:11 am | | Reply

    @David I dont know why only white people should be blamed for racism. I dont deny white privilege. However, Racism is universal. Some of the most racist people I know are asians. These people were so ignorant they were racist by default instead of being deliberative about it. They worship those of lighter skin and look down upon those of darker skintone and most of them were “educated, studying in top universities chinese students between the age of 22-30”!

    It taught me an important lesson. There is no white and black in good and bad. Some people are ignorant and vile, others are not. Period.

  14. David
    David April 25, 2014 at 4:19 am | | Reply

    @SBC…show me one place outside of South Asia and outside of riots (white and all women are raped and treated badly at least in parts of South Asia) where non-Asians have been dragged behind the truck like non-whites have been (Jasper, Texas) or run over by a truck as a black man was three years ago (Jackson, MS), or where two Japanese women disappear in a sundown town in California sixty years ago and supposedly were thrown alive into the sea, I will agree with you. Yes, Asians worship light skin, Japanese too…but pretty mild form of racism dont you think compared to the events involving whites in the US? I can go on about the Boers of South Africa, but it will be a broken record. One can argue that whites kill others because others worship them…perhaps….but it is pretty mild what Asians do.

    1. SBC
      SBC April 25, 2014 at 5:46 pm | | Reply

      @David Racism has many forms. Are odd instances of extreme hostility worse than widespread, daily instances of oppression? There is no easy answer to that question. Your comparision group is also not ideal as asians do not face the same amount of diversity in their countries as western nations do. Yet the experiences of daily underhanded discrimination and oppression that say blacks living in asia face; shows that racism is there in asia. Using a few cases of extreme violence doesnt undo the fact that MANY asians (south and east btw; I will ignore your blanket ignorant comment about south asia) are fundamentally racist and colorist. Sure they dont lynch people but underhanded oppression and discrimination on a daily basis is a different kind of hell.

  15. fred=manny?
    fred=manny? April 25, 2014 at 9:57 am | | Reply

    Is Manny an alter ego of Fred?

  16. David
    David April 26, 2014 at 1:11 am | | Reply

    “Your comparision group is also not ideal as asians do not face the same amount of diversity in their countries as western nations do.”

    Try Singapore and Hong Kong..two small but significant countries in the region. Also try many of the Sheikhdoms in the Gulf although not strictly Asian.

    “Yet the experiences of daily underhanded discrimination and oppression that say blacks living in asia face; shows that racism is there in asia.”

    Asians are probably more racist against other Asians and blacks are treated badly everywhere even in their countries based on tribes.

    There is nothing ignorant about my comment on parts of South Asia…as true as dragging blacks behind back of trucks in Jasper, Texas

  17. David
    David April 26, 2014 at 1:11 am | | Reply

    “Sure they dont lynch people but underhanded oppression and discrimination on a daily basis is a different kind of hell.”

    Lynching is still the worst.

  18. James
    James June 2, 2014 at 8:44 am | | Reply

    Take this ridiculous conversation elsewhere. This is a movie review blog and neither this review or the story in the film has anything to do with whatever crazy talk you’re on.

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