9/21/11

AWESOME GIVEAWAY: 2 Tickets to Chinglish

Oh language barriers. Why haven't the technologically savvy invented a way to overcome language barriers yet? I'd venture to guess it's because the comedy that results from culture clash and misunderstandings is too hysterical for anyone to ever eliminate. However, we must face the fact that the world is full of wonderful, and often comical, diversity.

The new Broadway show Chinglish, which opens XX, seeks to explore what happens when an American business man seeks to start a business in China and doesn't speak Chinese. To make matters worse, he's falling in love with the one girl he definitely can't have.



Here's a video explaining a bit more about the show and some perspectives from the cast :


All my readers are in luck! I'm giving away a pair of tickets to see Chinglish on Broadway! There are 5 easy ways to win and each comment counts as an entry. Please include your email in any comments so I know how to contact you if you are the winner.

1) REQUIRED - Subscribe to this blog by email, using the submission box in the right panel and leave a comment below letting me know you did so.

2) REQUIRED - Leave a comment below telling me your funniest culture clash story.

3) Follow me on Twitter @yaelleah and leave a comment below letting me know you did so.

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Follow this blog by clicking on the button on the right panel and leave a comment below letting me know you did so.

5) Tweet or blog about this event and let me know with a link to your tweet or blog in a comment below.

You have until Thursday 9/29 at 5 p.m. EST to enter the contest. A winner will be announced shortly after. Good luck!




Congratulations to Elizabeth Weiss! She was the 38th commenter and wins 2 tickets to Chinglish! I LOVED all of your culture class stories so feel free to keep them coming. Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned for more contests!


To save on tickets through November 13th, use code CDDMX815 when calling 212-947-8844, going online at broadwayoffers.com, or visiting the Longacre Theatre Box Office (220 W. 48th Street). Orchestra/Front Mezz. tickets will be $74.50 - $79.50 (regularly $116.50 - $121.50) and Rear Mezz. will be $62.50 - $66.50 (regularly $86.50 - $91.50).

48 comments:

  1. Hey thanks for having this giveaway. I follow your blog and I follow you on twitter!

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  2. my mom brings her own chopsticks everywhere she goes she goes to eat, and refuses to use a fork no matter what.

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  3. I am also subscribed to your blog via email!

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  4. I've also RT your giveaway to my twitfam because your giveaways are always awesome.

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  5. Hope I win this - i think i can relate a lot to this and would enjoy it tremendously!

    @john_li

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  6. I've also told many people about your blog so you should be getting more followers soon!

    @john_li

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  7. I'm subscribed to the blog by email.

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  9. I tweeted about the giveaway
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  10. I follow you on Twitter - @iamevie

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  11. Hey Yael, I subscribe to your blog!

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  12. I also follow you on twitter, which is where I saw your mention of this giveaway!

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  13. I've had some interesting culture clash stories but one of the best was recently in Mexico City when someone I work with wanted more of our USBs from NY that are shaped look like lipstick. My co-worker started asking me for lipstick...needless to say I was confused!

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  14. Now I also subscribe to your blog via email!

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  15. My mother grew up & had her schooling in Hong Kong. She speaks English perfectly fine but with a mixed Chinese/British accent. I'm always correcting her in her pronunciation of words... then one day she asked me to pass her a sheet of paper, except with the way she says it she was actually asking me for a s*** of paper. Instead of correcting her I just busted out laughing in her face. To this day she still can't say "sheet" without me laughing at her.

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  16. I follow your blog through NetworkedBlogs

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  17. I tweeted your blog post! http://twitter.com/#!/stephmanas

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  18. I already subscribe to your blog. :)

    Email: lady_stardust25@yahoo.com

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  19. I had some major culture clash when I first moved to England from California as a kid, but it was more painful than funny, lol; kids mocked me mercilessly for my American accent among other things. I also stood out like hell once we moved from there to Hong Kong, where I was a tall, blonde girl in a sea of Asians. :) Hmm, drawing a blank when it comes to funny stories, though! Oh, well, I do suppose it's funny that when I moved back to the States after all this, I was befuddled by all the Bart Simpson stuff I saw everywhere - Simpsons mania was huge in the U.S., but we hadn't had it in Hong Kong, so I had no idea who Bart was or what all the "don't have a cow, dude" catchphrases meant!

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  20. I already follow ya on Twitter. :) (I'm @ladystardust25.)

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  21. And I also already follow your blog...

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  22. I just retweeted one of your tweets about the contest! :) (@ladystardust25)

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  23. m subscribed to your blog by email

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  24. I think my funniest culture clash story (and timely too) was while I was an exchange student in Madrid I got into an argument with a girl in a nightclub over how to pronounce the name of the band R.E.M.

    I insisted that the letters be named individually (in English or Spanish) and she insisted that it was pronounced like a word like REM sleep.

    Comedy ensued

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  25. I follow you on twitter

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  26. I'm already subscribed to your blog. margaritaviera@gmail.com

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  27. I almost went into a Buddha temple with meat without knowing it was not allowed. The woman told me and I was so embarrassed. margaritaviera@gmail.com

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  28. I already follow you on Twitter. @margaritaviera

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  29. I already follow your blog. margaritaviera@gmail.com

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  30. I retweeted your giveaway! http://twitter.com/#!/margaritaviera
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  31. the funniest culture clash for me has been moving to the south 2x and speaking a lot of yiddish which does NOT translate. HEHEH

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  32. I follow you on twitter @ltloabudget

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  33. i follow your blog in google reader

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  34. Subscribed to your newsletter!(I confirmed it too.)

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  35. My grandparents and I love visiting this Vegetarian Chinese restaurant in Chinatown(in NYC). The restaurant never have knives, so we bring our own plastic ones!I guess Chinese restaurants just don't give knives!

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  36. I am following you on Twitter!(@IMIS19)

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  37. Following your blog via Google Connect!

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  38. Tweeted about the giveaway
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  39. I subscribe to the blog

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  40. My funniest culture clash story is one day passing by the Empire State Building, I met a family who could barely get out a word of English. I stood with them while they talked to me with hand motions and crazy facial expressions. It took another 6 people passing by to figure out together with me that they were searching for a bathroom. As soon as we figured that out, they bowed their heads and ran in desperation for that bathroom!

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  41. I follow you on Twitter @bitsybitsybitsy

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  42. I follow via GFC (Sarah Weiss)

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  43. I have tweeted: https://twitter.com/bitsybitsybitsy/status/118661834411737088

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  44. Culture clash? Oh so many. I'll start small: In elementary school we had an bi-annual roller rink party and it was the event of the winter and spring season---all the kids would go, feast on pizza and pose silly in the photo booth. Unfortunately, I was never once able to go. Why? Because my mom wouldn't let me skip one day of Greek school, even after seven years.

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  45. I subscribe by email.

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  46. I follow your blog through your google connect widget with the same username as my email.

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  47. I follow you on twitter as well. My handle is @theredcloak.

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