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Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom

Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom is the story of a young Chinese man, who is disillusioned with his dead-end job at a supermarket. A spin of the globe leads him to choose Ireland as the destination for his new life and further research informs him that the official language of that country is Gaelic.

Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom (2003)

September 25, 2015



Such a charming film. I just watched it again. Thanks for posting. :D :D :D Wonder if this was an outtake or if they were just horsing around.



For the Father Ted fans, that's Father Jack in the pub :-)


I remember that I didn't realize that the first time I watched the film. I was so thrilled when I rewatched it.

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    I love that little film, though my Chinese friend, who's been living in Ireland for nearly two years now, was incredulous at the thought of anyone learning the language fluently in just six months. :D

    That aside, it's rather a sad commentary on the state of the language within the country itself right now. I do hope the tide is turning.


    I do want to say that the state isn't quite that bad, and that the film isn't entirely honest, though it does raise a good point.

    1) The hostel owner would have no clue; he wasn't Irish. Why would a general foreigner learn it? 2) The Irish people would have recognized most the words he was using. After all, they were very common words, and you will remember a little bit after all the years in school.


    The film is both sad and uplifting at the same time. The burb that I posted really doesn't do it justice!


    Wow, I really liked that. Very sad, but uplifting at the same time. Thanks for introducing me to it.


    That was really nice! I loved that video.

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