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The Party of the summer!

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Thank you to everyone for coming out on Saturday and supporting our project. We were able to raise $1,400 for the film (as well as have the party of the summer)! The wildness of the dunk tank, the fierce battles on the ping pong table, the delicious hot dogs, the refreshing Mac and Jack’s beer, the party-starting Aha Toro tequila, and Sean and Ian’s guided tours through Andrew Miller’s virtual China were among the highlights from the night. If you missed the party, check out the photos below. Thanks again for your support and generous donations. Also, even though the party is over…we’re still accepting donations for the film to help pay for the cost of our translator/guide.

Our new Norco bike, Axium Paneers, and Sealine bag on display at the party

Our new Norco bicycle, Axiom Paneers, and Sealine bag on display at the party

For additional photos from the party, click below:


Man Zou Fundraising Party – August 16th!

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Ride a Rickshaw through Virtual China! Play Actual Ping-Pong! Watch the Olympics! Get Wet! Get Drunk! Support Man Zou!

Saturday, August 16th is the party you’ve been waiting all summer for: it’s the Man Zou fundraiser!

Georgetown – 8pm

Man Zou is a common phrase in Mandarin. It is more of a philosophy than anything. Man Zou literally translates to "Walk Slow."

"Slow and steady wins the race," they say. This is at the heart of the meaning of Man Zou. Walk slowly and you won't fall. Act carefully and you won't go wrong. A slow walker is faster than someone who walks fast but always has to stop and rest. Persistence is important in learning or doing anything.

To explain a little more in depth, read this quote from The Challenge of Trekking in China by Kyle Acierno:

"I recently underwent the most thorny, intricate, and demanding trek of my life. China is no walk in the park. The county is extremely diverse, and with diversity comes complexity. There is no smooth road laid for backpackers and attempting to do anything or get anywhere can be incredibly arduous...I really needed a break and I didn't know where I would be next. I sat down to a plate of rice noodles and peanuts. A hardy meal for a hardy man. A giant of a woman served me, but with her giant body came a giant heart. With a quick phrase that I have become accustomed to, she filled me with self-assurance that I needed for the rest of my trip. ?Man Zou!? she shouted with a big smile on her face. This literally translates to ?Walk Slow?. To me this means more then just ?be careful.? To me this means take the time to see the wonders of life. The power it gave me changed the rest of my trip. From then on everything went smoothly...I learned a lot from this Trek. I learned the beauty that exists just off the beaten track. I learned that anything amazing takes time. I learned just how much you could learn from people without even using language...By taking the time to notice all the small things in life you can really appreciate who, where, and what you are. Patience, persistence, and practice makes perfect."