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Noah: The IMAX Experience®

Have you heard of Noah? Or Noah’s Ark? If not, how about ノアの方舟 (Japanese) or 诺亚方舟(Chinese)?

 Noah is an upcoming 2014 American film!! They have an amazing cast! I just put a few famous movies beside some of these actors:

*Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, 3:10 to Yuma)
*Emma Watson (Harry Potter)
*Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind, Hulk)
*Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs, The Mask of Zorro)

Here’s the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OSaJE2rqxU

Are you excited yet??

It’s very interesting to me that they are making a whole movie out of a VERY short story in the Bible. According to Genesis (A book in the Bible), a long time ago, God created Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. All the creations were perfect and good in God’s eyes. Adam and Eve had good relationships with God. However, Adam and Eve were tempted by the snake (Satan); they sinned, and were forever separated from God. Since then, more and more evil appeared in the fallen world.

God was very sad and was very disappointed at his creations. He wanted to redo everything and make everything new again – that’s why God planned to flood the whole earth and wipe out everything.

However, God found one righteous man on earth – that was Noah. God wanted to save Noah. Therefore, He told Noah and his family to build a GIANT ark, put TWO of each animal on the ark, and dwell in the ark until the flood stopped. (…I won’t give away the ending :p )

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Even though the story of Noah was from the Bible, stories about a huge and a similar flood also happened in different cultures, whether it’s Asia, Europe, or Africa, etc.

It always amazes me to see that though cultures are different, but inherently there are so many similarities among people than differences. That’s also why I think this Meetup group is particularly valuable in cultivating Chinese and Japanese people’s friendships :D

I have an interesting fact to share with you: Below is a cartoon depiction of Noah’s ark with TWO of each kind of animal.

Below is an album cover of my most favorite Japanese band GARNET CROW. 

If you count carefully, you will notice there is exactly two of each kind of animal! In fact, this album is titled “Parallel Universe” and has a Biblical theme to it. You can check out the promotional video of the DVD:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvZQQ6c9O1U

Another interesting fact:

五月天 (Mayday), the most popular Taiwanese band, recently had a 2012 World Tour, and its theme was Noah’s Ark (very appropriate for escaping the “end of world in 2012”lol ). Here’s Mayday’s music video "Noah's Ark":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V46K7apDziA

A more interesting fact:

 Did you know that Japanese and Chinese singers have been working together?

*倉木麻衣 (Mai Kuraki) singing Chinese ver.“Brave Your Heart” with Chinese singer 鹿凌桀 (Alex Ru)

Music Clip:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D4tLqZwdwY

*Flumpool, a Japanese band, invited Mayday to their concert. The first song was written by Flumpool, but they sang together the Chinese ver. The second song was written by Mayday, but they sang together the Japanese ver.

Music Clip:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHRhlotMyZE

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I think it’s sooo AMAZING whenever I watch these music clips!! People can exchange cultures with each other in such a free and a creative way : )

Similarly, I hope you will come out to the Noah movie and join us for cultural exchanges :) After the movie, we will go to MacDonald’s and just enjoy the time with one another!!

See you there! 来てくださいね~ 一定要来哦~

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*Important Updates*

*Let's meet up around 6p.m.  at the food court (third floor,L3) before the movie starts.  We can do some language exchange and grab a quick dinner :) We will leave the food court at 7p.m. to go to the auditorium. 

*We will watch Noah: The IMAX Experience® (7:15p.m.)

*For IMAX, there is reserved seating. That means we need to choose a seat ahead of time. Therefore, it is best that we buy our tickets ASAP.

*To buy ticket online, go here: http://www.cineplex.com/Showtimes/noah-the-imax-experience/toronto-on?Date=3/28/2014&TheatreFilter=all

1. Click on "Sign Up"  and go to your e-mail to active the account

2. Find the movie and showtime:

Title: Noah: The IMAX Experience®

Theatre: Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas

Time: Friday, March 28, 2014

Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

3. It will display the different times for March 28.  Click on 7:15p.m.

4. Follow the steps and the screens will take you to select a seat and make a payment.

Try to select within sections J, K, and L as most of us will be sitting here.  (I got J15)

5. Bring the booking Id with you on Friday.

Let me know if you have any questions :) See you soon!!


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  • David

    Still in Markham. Hopefully I can make it in time for the movie :S

    March 28, 2014

    • Nathaniel Chan (.

      lol oh well, that's alright. We'll see u again soon! Hope u didn't purchase the ticket already though if you missed it!

      March 29, 2014

    • Emily

      See you next time :)

      March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup Emily! It was alot of fun and i really enjoyed the movie :) see you next week!

    4 · March 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh. It was really fun meeting everyone here today as well. Please enjoy you night and hope to see you all soon :D

      2 · March 29, 2014

    • Emily

      Glad you could join us :D

      March 29, 2014

  • Nathaniel Chan (.

    We are sitting at a table near OPA in the food court

    March 28, 2014

  • Jessica F

    Sorry still at work enjoy the movie!

    March 28, 2014

  • Peter

    How do I get a hold of someone to know who you all are?

    March 27, 2014

    • Peter

      I'm in the corner near these people playing chess cause I got bored. I'm in a blue hoodie. Where are you?

      March 28, 2014

    • Emily

      I'm on my way ! Street car is coming. We are meeting on L3

      March 28, 2014

  • Peter

    I got k22!!

    March 27, 2014

    • Kristen Z.

      Kristen is in row K too, lol

      March 28, 2014

    • William

      haha... Kristen, just make sure you have the right movie and time for the tickets :)

      March 28, 2014

  • Masako Y.

    Hi,I have not bought the chicket yet.

    March 28, 2014

  • Sean X.

    hopefully I got the tickets for the right time...

    March 28, 2014

    • Emily

      7:15 IMAX

      March 28, 2014

  • Song Robin Z.

    hi everyone, i got j14. i work on friday so will be there about 7 :D

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • Nathaniel Chan (.

    By the way, if anyone still doesn't have their ticket yet for tomorrow, reply to this comment ASAP please :)

    March 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey i got J10

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey emily, are we going to grab something to eat before we start the movie??

    March 22, 2014

    • Emily

      Food*

      March 26, 2014

    • Sean X.

      avoid the bad court people

      March 27, 2014

  • Andrew M

    If I remember correctly, we'll have to reserve our seating when we purchase our tickets for IMAX. Since we're watching the movie on the day of premier, we'll have to buy the tickets/reserve our seating online, which means we won't be able to sit together as a group?

    1 · March 25, 2014

    • Emily

      Andrew please see my updates in the comment section!

      March 26, 2014

    • Andrew M

      I already bought my tickets yesterday Emily :-). Got J20.

      1 · March 27, 2014

  • David

    Got J11
    Anyone else sitting close by? lol

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Nancy ♥

    Showtime is out
    IMAX
    1:30pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm, 10:30pm

    1 · March 26, 2014

    • Nathaniel Chan (.

      Yeah man, it's all good! We all speak varying amounts of English, lol. Language exchange is optional, but we'd love to meet you!

      March 26, 2014

    • Peter

      Alright, I'll see you all on Friday!

      1 · March 26, 2014

  • Emily

    *Important Updates*
    *Let's meet up around 6p.m. at the food court (third floor,L3) before the movie starts. We can do some language exchange and grab a quick dinner :) *We will watch Noah: The IMAX Experience® (7:15p.m.)

    *For IMAX, there is reserved seating. That means we need to choose a seat ahead of time. Therefore, it is best that we buy our tickets ASAP.

    *To buy ticket online: http://www.cineplex.com/Showtimes/noah-the-imax-experience/toronto-on?Date=3/28/2014&TheatreFilter=all

    1. Click on "Sign Up" and active your account
    3. Find the movie and showtime:
    Title: Noah: The IMAX Experience
    Theatre: Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas
    Time: Friday, March 28, 2014
    Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
    4. It will display the different times for March 28. Click on 7:15p.m.
    5. Follow the steps and the screens will take you to select a seat and make a payment. *Try to select within sections J, K, and L as most of us will be sitting here.* Let me know if you have any questions :)

    March 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sorry, need to work on Friday. I will join next movie for sure :)

    March 24, 2014

    • Nathaniel Chan (.

      See you next time, Lia! Still looking forward to meeting you :-)

      March 25, 2014

    • Emily

      hope to see you next time!!

      March 25, 2014

  • Sean X.

    Awesome amount of information. Mayday's song is pretty good, I've always wondered why they choose the name :)
    So sad I can't come because that day is the last p2c event of the year, if I don't go I won't see them until the next school year...
    Awesome organization Emily!!!

    1 · March 24, 2014

    • Emily

      Sorry you couldn't join us but hope you wil stop watch it and we should discuss lol

      1 · March 24, 2014

    • Sean X.

      Btw I love your description/intro/wall of text, like Nate said. You got a talent for this :)

      March 24, 2014

  • Matt

    Sorry guys. I wish I could come but just noticed that I have a schedule conflict with a friend's farewell party I need to attend. Enjoy! :)

    March 24, 2014

    • Emily

      Hope to see you again!!! Have fun :)

      March 24, 2014

  • Nathaniel Chan (.

    Looks great, Emily!

    Love all the videos you shared :-)

    Can't wait to watch NOAH!!!

    2 · March 12, 2014

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