Pretty long ago (ten years is an eternity, no?), the long holiday during CNY means we have to watch reruns of movies on Channel 5 or Channel 8, because that’s the only source of entertainment.
Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like every year, the same few movies seem to be rerun every CNY, going hand-in-hand with those loud CNY songs and the countdown in Chinatown. And these movies have almost represented CNY to some extent. Does CNY come to you when you see these videos?
A Chinese Odyssey
Who could have forgotten this? No one. Absolutely no one. And this scene—this could well be the best scene in the history of humanity. No kidding.
Any Jackie Chan movie
With so many to choose from, Channel 8 won’t run out of movies until, maybe, 2055. And with it being dubbed in so many languages, it can be shown in Channel 8, Channel 5 and Suria.
Any Stephan Chow Movie
Apart from A Chinese Odyssey, there’ll be another of his movies, usually one that is so old that you wonder whether Stephan Chow ever ages or not.
God of Gamblers
When this music plays, you’ll feel motivated to take out a deck of card and say, “I deal.” Usually, at the end of the day, you’ll walk home with not even a single cent with you.
Any Austin Powers Movie
And here’s one for Channel 5.