A few days ago I watched “Love Actually" on TV. It’s a 2003 film and I remember I had a conversation with one of my students. Back in the time I was a daytime assistant and a nighttime Mandarin teacher. My first student was a Canadian in his fifties. Until then he had been staying in Taiwan for more than a decade, and suddenly, he decided to learn some Mandarin. He brought me a tangerine every time he came. He said that’s a habit of his hometown, bringing some fruit for your teacher.
One day after class, we were talking about movies in the coming weekend. I said I might go to see “Love Actually." My student was a fan of Russell Crowe and history/adventure novels , so Hugh Grant and romantic comedies definitely were not to his taste. He thought these chick movies were a waste of time.