Chairman Mao and Supporting K-Poppers

In case you haven’t heard of the Malaysian K-Popped trio, these three beautiful ladies are huge fans of what is commonly referred to as hallyu or Korean wave.

And they share their passion for all things Korean in their rather delightful blog, K-Popped!

Anyway, these terrific threesome were on a whirlwind wonder tour of Beijing recently, and when they returned, they brought back a gift for yours truly – Chairman Mao’s red book! πŸ™‚

Bilingual cover of Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

I’ve always wanted this novelty item (not that I’m a communist symphatiser or anything like that), ever since I learned of it from watching that classic British TV comedy, Mind Your Language.

In that show, the sterotypical Communist Chinese character, Su-Lee, often carries the little red book around, quoting from it whenever necessary. (As an aside, did you know that the actress playing her, Lim Pik-Sen, was born in Penang? You didn’t? Oh, thousand apologies…)

Some of the quotations are straight-forward propaganda.

But there are a couple which are kinda scary, like this one:

“We are advocates of the abolition of war, we do not want war; but war can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.”


Anyway, I’m very grateful to the K-Poppers for their wonderful gift, and it is thus my pleasure to add an image link to the K-Popped site on my sidebar – especially considering that they made this specific button just for me. πŸ˜›

K-Pop Boleh!


4 thoughts on “Chairman Mao and Supporting K-Poppers”

  1. LOL. One scene still sticks in my head – the Bailiff asks Su Lee to put her hands on the Bible to swear she will tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and she said she’s from China. So the Bailiff went to a basket of other books, and found the little red book for her to swear on.

    ^or something like that

    That was one memorable scene.

  2. Dear Sashi,

    Wow…cool post! hehehe πŸ˜‰

    Glad you like the “Little Red Book”. We got it for you on a whim…because since you like books this one might strike your fancy.

    Thanks for putting in a good word for us in your blog.

    Hwaiting! πŸ˜‰

    ~ Orchid ~

  3. Mind Your language…

    Such a nice show to watch over and over again…

    I still remember the Japanese guy said in episode 1, when Mr Brown ask the Chinese to sit next to him.
    “China, left wing-go; Japan, right wing-go”

    as for K-pop, some dramas are really nice; unlike Taiwan drama, that has at least 1 cry scene in each episode…

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