My latest blog profile is the relatively new Comme les Chinois, by Spacing Montreal contributor Cedric Sam. It talks about Chinatown, the local Chinese community, profiles local Chinese people, and basically talks about everything that relates to being Chinese in Montreal.
The blog’s name comes from Les Chinois, a 1988 pop single by Quebec singer Mitsou, the lyrics of which suggest Chinese people treat their lovers well. On his blog, Sam took a lyric from that song, “regarde les chinois” literally, and one of its regular features is interviews members of Montreal’s Chinese community.
UPDATE: Kate blogs about Spacing’s blogging about my article about Cedric’s blog. So I figured I’d blog that.
That’s a cool looking blog, worth a read.
Ah, not the Mitsou connection I was expecting. After reading the first line I was expecting the connection to be her CBC Newsworld program she hosted, Au Courant, which provided a weekly view on Quebec culture in English for the RoC. I guess that shows my ignorance of Mme. Gélina’s discography (and my viewing patterns, to think of a little-known show on CBC which seems to no longer air).
Actually, Mitsou’s intercultural Au Courant was unwittingly another good reason to choose one of her song lyrics as the blog title. See the introductory entry: http://commeleschinois.ca/2007/12/31/non-non-non-cest-pas-comme-ca/