“The Year of The Yao” is a short documentary about Yao Ming, the what they said as an ‘export’ in a basketball history. “The Great Wall of Yao”, “The Ming Dinasty”, and many other superior nickname.
What makes me interested about this documentary is, I saw this very silent
. The man without words who lost in translation in the West country. I don’t know, it’s like one side that was a blessing. Represent his own country as a giant man with a very high skill of basketball. There’ll be no ‘china’ if there wasn’t because of Yao Ming. And in another side, a curse. “ Yao Yao Ming, from ..”, when somebody announced that name to become one of Houston Rockets chosen player, the stadium were goes like ‘UUUUUUUUUUUuuuuu…!!!’. And all I could see is, Yao Ming, a glimpse of smile on his face. A smile of ‘o, my name..’- smile. And his parents. A typical Eastern smile. Very polite, very shy, yet very warm. But what the ‘UUUUuuuu….’ People I mentioned before didn’t know is, Yao Ming’ll soon become a history. China
Slide by slide the successful action of
were shown. And I was just like, damn man, this guy is ‘huge’! And I couldn’t stop starring my eyes on Yao . Until, it almost came to the top of the stories. Yao was getting tired. Tired of carry on the name of his country. Tired of being the ‘alien’ with only a translator whose also his very best friend in Yao . America often failed to dunk the ball and easily getting hit by his opponent. The worst is, when he had to deal with Shaq. AH! Poor Yao ! Yao
I can see the culture in this documentary. The east culture of being a tired one. We often just ‘sigh’ without words and just close our eyes, instead of cursing and swearing, and do vandalism action. I kinda forgot the end of the documentary but, what I remember is, his last smile before return to the West. The West, he said. Yes, because he is going back west to
. And when his translator were asked by reporters, “Can you ask China , what do you rally ‘mean’ to him.” And Yao answered, “I’ll recommend you to the next Chinese player.” And the room were laughing. Yao