The Ramen Girl is an American-Japanese film directed by Robert Allan Ackerman in 2008, it is said to be a loose remake of the infamous Japanese film Tampopo (1985). The main plot of the picture is centred on Abby, played by Brittany Murphy, an American girl who followed her boyfriend to Tokyo but got discarded shortly after the arrival. Heart-broken and lost, she accidentally came around a noodle shop, where her destiny changed. After being served a bowl of ramen noodles, A...
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... the collective work more compared to the individual merit. As Confucianism is still very important in this state, so is the respect to the elders, especially to the teacher, which is just like a parent, who cannot only guide his student through the particular training, but influence the whole life course.
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