Directed by
Jason Reid
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Man Zou Fundraising Party – August 16th!

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

KEGS of Beer!
GALLONS of top-shelf Aha Toro tequila!
DUNK tank!
HOT dog stand!
RICKSHAW rides through Andrew Miller’s artistic rendering of the sites of the Man Zou itinerary.PRIZES!
OLYMPICS projected onto a “great” wall! (i.e. the strip mall behind Reid’s house)
KARAOKE! (okay, not really Chinese-themed, but livin’ on a prayer is a global endeavor)

-Cash–$10 entry fee gets you all-you-can-drink beer—all night long, as Lionel Richie would say. More cash gets you Rickshaw rides, Tequila shots, balls to throw for the dunk tank, ping-pong games, and much more.
-Bathing Suit (the seven dunk tank participants who get the most people to try to dunk them get a Haymaker & Sally t-shirt and a shot of Aha Toro tequila.
-No Bathing Suit: topless (women) or nude (both sexes) dunk tank participants get t-shirt, free admittance, and three free tequila shots.

As you know, this documentary is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so we’re throwing a once-in-a-lifetime party. Be there…or regret it on your deathbed. Man Zou!!

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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."