A young pale-skinned girl speaks in a weak voice in a dimly lit room. The walls are covered in plastic and bubble wrap hangs from the ceiling in sheets — behind which the faint outline of a human body is visible standing motionless. A man in an elaborate tin foil hat sits bound and gagged on a couch. An cat-girl climbs onto the couch and nuzzles into the girl’s leg. Wait, what? This isn’t Saw 15?
In the strangest of Mandarin learning resource videos we’ve seen yet (beating out even random white dudes teaching you in their garage), this Beijing girl named Xiao Li decides that Gothic Lolita coquetteness is the most direct path to those lonely Mandarin learners in the West.
Video after the jump…
Her interests include “Teaching Mandarin, Panda Bears, Duct Tape, Fashion, Dolls, Dresses, Knives”, making her the Lady Gaga meets Misa Amane of Mandarin teachers, we guess?
Her strangeness has not gone unnoticed apparently, as even YouTube singer Jason Chen has had something to say about her unorthodox style according to a blog post on her website.
Jason Chen said in the comments on one of my movies that I am why Asians are not taken seriously in mainstream media.
I feel so powerful!!!