Posts Tagged ‘旺角

29
Jun
10

Blue Bodypaint in Hong Kong



Dream’s幫: 亞煩達 入侵旺角(Free D 版)!!

Dream Aiders: “Avatar” Invades Mongkok (in FreeD)

Ladies and gentlemen, let it be known: I can’t get enough of Chinese guys running around in blue body paint pretending to be “Avatars”. I can’t. I hope I can wake up tomorrow and keep doing this all over again, just as I have today.

This is a Youtube video of a Hong Kong-based group called Dream’s幫. The goal of this group, whether or not they make people laugh, is to actualize the dreams that other people are too afraid to attempt on their own. I don’t know if that means Chinese are not able to accomplish dreams without the help of a bunch of guys way down the Jackass pole.

As this is Cantonese, I will switch over to using Traditional Chinese for awhile. Also, I’ll try to duplicate the spoken Cantonese as much as possible, but as the written words are provided I’ll mostly be using those. First I will show the Chinese transcript then a short glossary section and then the English transcript will follow.

By the way, the pun of the title is that they changed the normal spelling of “Avatar” (which is 阿凡達) to “亞煩達”, which can be loosely translated to “The annoyance of Asia has arrived”. That makes more sense than the usually spelling which can be badly translated to “The arrival of Afaan/Afan”, in which this person “Afaan/Afan” has a name which means “ordinary”.

Enjoy. Let me know of any mistakes or suggestions.

人如果冇夢想
同條鹹魚有咩分別?

4位熱血青年
擺脫一世做鹹魚嘅命運
代你完成夢想
展現敢諗敢做嘅精神
佢哋就係:Dream’s幫

大家好
我哋係Dream’s幫
一睇我哋個樣就知今次要實現既夢想係乜啦
就係呢期hit到爆既阿凡達喇
Go!

較早之前

我哋收集咗一大咋嘅夢想
好多都好有創意
不過全部都係敢諗唔敢做
佢哋卒之要出手喇

哇,勁呀呢個
知道全城最hit就係阿凡達喇
佢話想試下做阿凡達
因為現實做唔到喎

做到喎,我覺得
好簡單,只要
油藍嗮個身,褲浪艦條巾
吓自己肉身

好喇,既然呢,我哋今期咁hit阿凡達
所以呢,我哋要體驗一吓潘朵拉星嘅生活嘞
潘朵拉星嘅生活
我哋首先要搵我哋嘅族人先
族人?
我哋有族人嘅咩?
有,就喺… 呢度

有族人逃跑
有族人尖叫

我哋係阿凡達

試吓可唔可以通到電吖
我哋終於搵到個族人喇

藍色0架,全身藍色0架
佢係地球出世0架
但就係我哋血統嘅
我示範一次俾妳睇呀
嗱,咁樣

哎吔
佢傷咗喎
我愛阿凡達… yeah!

1,2,3 去喇
咁就送走咗佢喇
咁我哋都走喇
走咯

好喇,正話呢,我哋搵完佢哋嘅族人
依家呢,我哋都同啲路人玩吓喇噃
我要焗桑拿
行喇
我要焗桑拿
去焗桑拿

We are Dream’s幫
I love Avatar

(飛龍)
我哋好好人0架
佢比我早搵到佢條龍呀

我哋仲未搵到城市桑拿喎
係喎
嚟到城市竟然搵唔到城市桑拿
快啲去搵喇,快啲去搵

我哋又見到啲工程車係度破壞環境喇
我哋都係鬥佢唔過0架喇
敵眾我寡,都係走喇
我哋見到個逃兵呀佢哋
Sorry有用嘅咩?
毀我家園,點都冇用
走喇

佢哋呢,就要教香港人跳佢哋阿凡達嘅民族舞
潘朵拉星舞王

你冇乜天份
但俾心機都應該得嘅
OK
終有一日追到我嘅成就
好,我會
知唔知道有咩成就呀?
有冇聽過東成西就呀?

同埋唔知點解,佢哋好鍾意搵我哋影相
我哋好特別咩?
你講一次吖,我靚唔靚仔?

喂,埋嚟睇喇喂
阿凡達表演fing水髮喇喂
各位叔伯兄弟
我哋阿凡達
為咗籌備路費呀
就決定走出嚟
表演水髮喎
做得好好呀
點呀你覺得?
我去攞錢先,我去攞錢先
好暈呀
哎吔
一收錢就走晒0忝
達仔呢,佢成功咁搵到十蚊番嚟呀
正所謂香港遍地黃金,原來真係黃金嚟0架
真係遍地黃金嚟0架
我想食牛雜呀
好嚟,好,十蚊
食牛雜慶祝
佢哋完全冇理過我0架

想我哋幫你實現夢想?
即刻上嚟啦!

入侵yap6cham2 to invade
擺脫 baai2 tyut3 (bai3tuo1) to break away
命運ming6wan6 (ming4yun4) destiny, fate
一世yat1sai3 a generation
完成yun4sing4 to accomplish, to complete
展現jin2yin6 (zhan3xian4) to emerge, to come out
精神jing1san4 (jing1shen2) spirit, mind
收集sau1jaap6 (shou1ji2) to collect, to gather
創意chong3yi1 creativity, creative
牲hei1sang1 (xi1sheng1) sacrifice
sang1 (sheng1) livestock pg 292
艦 laam6 (jian4) a warship, naval vessel
既然 gei1yin4 (ji4ran2) since, because
體驗tai2yim6(ti3yan4) to experience for oneself
嘞la3 laak3 particle: transition from one situation to another, completed action, polite refusal
尖叫jim1giu1 to shriek
血統hyut3tung3 blood relations, lineage
統tung2(tong2) to govern, to rule 2to unify 3wholly, totally pg 355
示範si6faan6 to demonstate
範faan6(范fan4) model form rule example pattern
桑拿 sauna
桑song1 (sang1) mulberry tree, fm name
正話jing3wa6 [HK] just now, a moment ago
竟然ging2yin4 unexpectedly, still, surprisingly
寡 gwa2 (gua3) lonely, alone, solitary 2 little, few 3 widowed, surviving spouse
逃兵tou4bing1 deserter (in the military), a defector
毀wai2 (hui3) to destroy, damage 2 to slander
成就sing4jau6 achievement, accomplishment, success
籌備chau4bei6 to prepare, to get ready
籌chau4 (筹chou2) to plan, to raise 2 chips, tally

If a person has no dream to live for
Then what is the difference between this person and a salted fish?

Four red-blooded passionate youths
Have broken off all ties to their generation to take on the fate of a salted fish
In order to fulfil all of your dreams
From their spirits will emerge a will that is ready and able
Their names are : Dream Aiders

[in some made up language that isn’t Cantonese, Mandarin, Na’vi or anything with some semblance of respect]

Hi everybody
We are the Dream Aiders
Just by looking at our appearance you should be able to figure out what kind of dream we are trying to fulfill today
Of course, it would be concerning the recent blockbuster hit “Avatar:
Let’s do it!

(A Little While Earlier…)

We have gathered a whole big pile of dream requests
Many of them are very creative
However, despite coming up with these ideas, no one is willing and courageous enough to make them come true
At last, these unfulfilled dreams need to be brought to life

Hey, this ones really cool
You know, the big hit of the city right now is the movie “Avatar”
He says he’d like us to try being “Avatar”
Because in real life he can’t do it
This is possible, I feel
It is very simple, all we have to do is
Cover our bodies with blue paint, put on a loin cloth
And sacrifice our own bodies

Okay, since we have this box-office hit “Avatar”
We are going to see for ourselves what life is like on “Pandora”
“Pandora” living!
First we need to find our tribe of people
Tribe?
We have a tribe we belong to?
We do, and it’s… over here

There are some tribal people escaping
There are some tribal people shrieking

We are “Avatar”!
Let’s try and see if we can conduct electricity
We have finally found our tribe of people
It’s blue, the entire body is blue
He was born here on this earth
But we are related by blood
I’ll demonstrate once for you to see
See, like this
Ow!
Oh noes!
He got hurt
I love “Avatar”…yeah!
1, 2, 3, let’s go!

So like that we’ve sent them all away
In that case let’s go too
Let’s go!

Okay, so just a moment ago we found their tribe
And now, we’re going to fool around with some pedestrians
I want to go to the sauna
Let’s go
I want to go to the sauna
Let’s go to the sauna then

We are the Dream Aiders
I love Avatar

(flying dragon)
We are nice people
She has been quicker than me in finding her dragon

We still haven’t found the sauna of the city
That’s true
We’ve come to the city but we still haven’t found the city sauna
Let’s find it quickly, let’s find it quickly

We have seen a construction vehicle that is destroying the environment
We are still no match for him
The enemy is many and I am few, we’d better retreat
We have spotted a deserter
Is “sorry” going to save you this time?
You have destroyed my home, and there’s nothing I can do about it
Retreat!

They now have to teach Hong Kongers how to dance a native folk dance of Pandora
This is the Pandora Lord of the Dance!
[racist stereotypes abound in this segment; personally, I find the comedic stylings of Sarah Silverman to be much funnier]

You are not talented
But if you work hard at it you should eventually succeed
Okay
Eventually one day you will catch up to my achievements
Yes, I will
Do you know what kind of achievements I have?
Have you heard of “East Achieve West Accomplish”? [sorry, this isn’t correct]

Also, I don’t know why but these people like to come over and take my picture
Are we really that strange and special?
Just tell me one time: Do you think I’m hot?

Hey, come over and look at this!
“Avatar” will now perform swinging water hair kung fu!
[note: swinging water hair kung fu is a martial arts performance to demonstrate balance and neck power and ability to head bang at a Crue concert]

Esteemed brothers and elders
We “Avatar”
To allow us to prepare for a costly trip ahead of us
Have decided to come out here
And perform swinging water hair kung fu
You did a great job!
Well, how was it? How do you feel?
I’ll go get the money first, I’ll get the money first
I’m so dizzy
Oh noes!
Once I come to collect money, everybody vanishes
Our “Avatar” buddy has succeeded in making a whole ten bucks! (HKD)
It’s been said that everywhere in Hong Kong there’s money to be made, and now it looks like that’s actually true
Yup, money money everywhere!
I want to eat a bowl of assorted beef noodles
Okay, okay, with ten bucks
We can go celebrate with a bowl of assorted beef noodles
Those guys have completely forgot about me

Do you want us to help realize your dream?
Then immediately come and tell us!

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